Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 06:59 am, by: Laz Razmo(Rainbow)
I put Kings Springs (A80 supra) in my '98 ZZ30, they were the lowered version, after installing in the ZZ30, my car lowered around 80-90mm..... totally un-driveable....had them taken out and a new set made up .... still not happy with the ride, standard height A80 coils will lower the ZZ30 approx. 30-40mm, MY advise, DON'T use A80 supra coils.
I had to use Supra coils as the '98 zz30 runs different rear diameter windings on the btm of the coil .. hope this helps.
Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 01:08 pm, by: Ron Bassett(Ron)
Thanks Laz, 1....30 mm doesn't sound too drastic, but why aren't you happy with the ride....too firm????, choppy??? or ???? 2....Do the OEM Supra springs lower it back AND front???? 3....Did you use the top hats from the Soarer or did you have Supra ones?
Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 07:33 pm, by: Laz Razmo(Rainbow)
3...Yes, the same top hats, 2 ... lowered both front and rear 30-40mm, 1... the ride seems to soft and sloppy, the spring rates from memory were (for the A80 coils) front 10.5kgs and rears 7.5kgs, did't find out until I bought the stupid things...by the ways my struts are the TEMS, better on sports mode, sloppy on norm...
Hi Chris, We are in NQ so as you know no one knows or cares about anything, especially small business people. Curtesy and willingness to help stops somewhere south of Mackay. Some Pedders are a dangerous place to go for the unwary except Peter in Cairns he is very knowledgeable and helpful and knows a bit about soarers including the UZZ32. I thought Townsville had great roads but too many spoil sports - Have you tried the Paluma or Mount Fox Road yet.
Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 02:32 pm, by: Ron Bassett(Ron)
Laz, It would seem that Kings are around 7/8 Front and 3/4 Rear and those A80 spring rates you quote are in the Tein tech S range eg higher/stiffer.....Is the SZ the source of your struts?? I think the RZ had Bilsteins??? I am after as much knowledge as possible.....eg To confirm with the A80 coils/struts combo you used it dropped from the standard Soarer height 30/40mm equally front and back and that your A80 struts were_________??