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Hey guys

im kinda new to the skyline scene, and certainly my knowledge is very limited. I was wondering whats a good coilover kit that wont cost arm and a leg for a R34 GT-T (Coupe). Be sure to shitcan the shit coilover kits so i can stay away from them =D Ive only so far looked @ the pedders extreme XA coilover kit for the R34GTT Coupes so i havent gotton very far in my research =[.

THankx

Az

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unfortunately mate if you want good suspension your going to have to pay for it. if you want good brand new ones your looking at around $2,000. id be looking at tein superstreets they are what i wanted but i settled for second hand nismo s-tune instead. also it makes it more expensive at the moment because our dollar is weaker at the moment. you could also look at 2nd hand but then it is risky and you wont be sure if its good until you test it.

edit: i forgot to mention you might want to do a search in this section as well theres plenty of info that should point you in the right direction. but just for starters there are alot better ones than pedders. :(

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well i know the aussie tein superstreets are changed to suit our roads, and then the jap versions will be a bit stiffer. but i know a few people that preferred the jap versions more.

im just going by what people have said and experienced because i havnt been in a car with them myself.

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yeah, i've got bilstein shocks with whiteline springs. great setup (with adjustable swaybars, sus geometry kits as well)

if you haven't already, do the swaybars front/rear FIRST, then look at coilovers/springs.shocks.

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I have HKS coilovers in mine (sorry dunno which exact model) but they are pretty damn stiff and not really suited to alll of our roads here in Perth. But I think its a case of what you want, I like my car handling well and I don't mind a bumpy ride so thats good for me if you want something a lil softer, go the TEIN superstreets. If you want something that will give you great performance look Jap.

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I had silk roads rma8's in my s15 with a few other bits and pieces that was a DREAM to drive as the name suggests SILK such a smooth ride but so nimble, handled like it was on rails!

iv just placed my order today for some HSD HR's for my 34 4door cant wait herd nothing but good words! Also agree with skidjap a little bit steep but all good

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on the lookout for coils as well recently and the cheapest i came across is D2 (about $1.4k fully adj and has pillowtops), im considering greddy type S (2.8k fitted), tein super street for about 2.3k delivered and blistein PSS9... anyone care to shed some lights on the mentioned few? would be good for AZ and myself since we're in the market for new coils. :)

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Just bought the Teins Superstreets after using Nismo R-Tunes for 4 years. One word, the Nismo is way much better than the Teins for performance and also probably can handle longer in the track. Teins is very very soft to my liking and cannot seem to understand why it needs 16 settings when anything above 5 clicks (from hardest setting) is way to soft to be considered performance coilovers. Do they really have Bilstein PSS9 for the R34GTT, that would be a nice shocks to invest in....anyone tried them before?

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Just bought the Teins Superstreets after using Nismo R-Tunes for 4 years. One word, the Nismo is way much better than the Teins for performance and also probably can handle longer in the track. Teins is very very soft to my liking and cannot seem to understand why it needs 16 settings when anything above 5 clicks (from hardest setting) is way to soft to be considered performance coilovers. Do they really have Bilstein PSS9 for the R34GTT, that would be a nice shocks to invest in....anyone tried them before?

The PSS9 kit is actually designed for the R33/34GTR, so you can use it on the R34GTT. The only issue on the R33/34GT is that the rear springs ratea are rediculous as they were specified by the Japanaese Bilstein Distributor. They are almost double the rate that they need to be. On a R34GTT I would recommend also taking some spring rate out of the front, due to the lighter weight of the 2wd. The shock damping is OK, it will handle the change in spring rates easily, it has the usual Bilstein sophisticated valving and the adjustment is meaningful and effective.

Cheers

Gary

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The PSS9 kit is actually designed for the R33/34GTR, so you can use it on the R34GTT. The only issue on the R33/34GT is that the rear springs ratea are rediculous as they were specified by the Japanaese Bilstein Distributor. They are almost double the rate that they need to be. On a R34GTT I would recommend also taking some spring rate out of the front, due to the lighter weight of the 2wd. The shock damping is OK, it will handle the change in spring rates easily, it has the usual Bilstein sophisticated valving and the adjustment is meaningful and effective.

Cheers

Gary

Thxs SidneyKid for the feedback. I just wondering whether the PSS9 front height adjustment is sufficient since the GTR shocks is usually shorter. Previously found a 2nd hand unit HKS Hypermax II (GTR spec), fitted it but the front was too low plus after raising the height (springload was compress). That's why from now on I hardly look at GTR spec shocks anymore.

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