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What are people doing for HCR32 suspension these days?

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1 hour ago, Matvei27 said:

Which king springs did you have on your modified Bilsteins?

What I have may not be a good recommendation for other RWD R32s. There is something a bit weird about mine and we have GTR springs to get the ride height right. KDFL-116 and KDRL-87SP. The rears there are specifically for the Aust market GTRs.

The dampers have extra grooves cut on them to expand the ride height adjustability range. The valve stack is set up by SK. I'm not sure what he does - but the fronts replaced otherwise identical B6s that I already had on the car, and they were a very noticeable improvement - and I wasn't upset with the original ones!

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Now it's a bit warmer...and keeping in mind this is GTR not GTST, I run eibach 0800.250.0450 front and 0800.250.0350 rear. 0800 means 8" long, 250 means 2.5" inner diameter and the 0450/0350 is spring rate in lbs/in, so 6.2kg/mm rear and 8kg/mm front. Anyway, point is, with the circlip groove/threaded sleeve, adjustable platform and that style of springs, you can order anything you want from eibach and end up with exactly the rate and height you are after.

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The standard b6s don't have the additional circlip grooves though, and are valved differently right?

I believe that would be how you guys are getting more than 30mm of lowering out of b6s, is it not?

Since the car is 390/380 standard to get to 350/340 you'd need 40mm of drop which is beyond what a standard b6 can handle at least according to Bilstein (and beyond what my non adjustable links can handle too, but that's a separate issue)

And as far as I can tell Gary isn't doing the modified ones anymore?

So I could make my own monotube s-tunes with some b6s and springs, but I don't think I could go as low as you guys do with the modified ones even if I changed out my links and used even lower springs. To do that I'd need b8s and but it doesn't look like they have them for the r32.

So I'd have to use coilovers IF I wanted to do that, but as far as I can tell the only monotube in production for the 32 gtst is the tein monoflex, or MCA in aus / meister in the UK?

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Looks like the discussion on the B6 may not be relevant, Bilstein just informed me the rears are NLA.


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I ended up buying the Ohlins units after calling Labo Carrozzeria and confirming that they will still repair them.

They answered the phone immediately and said as long as they aren't bent from say, being in an accident, they can still overhaul discontinued models. They will replace the pillow uppers with new ones as well. 

Hope that is useful information for someone out there. 

(oh, and if you don't like pillow uppers, they offer rubber ones now too).

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We ended up chosing to have the shocks rebuilt with rubber uppers, and with softer springs (minus 2kg front and rear). 

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