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Old 5th May 2012, 13:47   #1 (permalink)
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Shock absorbers are dead fn2

Right, recently i put eibachs on teh car and the ride was much better for about a week.

then it got progressively worse to the point where if i go over white lines in the middle of the road i get a nice thud from the shocks.

Also if i go over particularly bumpy bits on roads the car bounces around like a see saw.

i did the shock test by pushing down on the front of the car and watching its reaction when released.

basically its like a pogo stick up and down all over the show.

So shocks are dead.

What do i do now? I cant drive on them for much longer as im getting wheel spin in first! on damp roads not even revving it hard, also it pulls about. not to mention extremely uncomfortable..



heres my options. feel free to add others that i aint mentioned.

1. direct OEM replacement Sachs from honda ?????? millions probably even though they are blatantly rubbish. 44k miles

2. them new bilstein coilies from abp. 750

3. Mister R coilies? dont know anything about these? 750

4. koni FSD's? do they do these for the FN2? how much?

4.5buy second hand but risk repeat failure. 200ish

5. chop it in for an 3mps? ----quite tempting will check insurance quotes.

6. kill it with fire and magnets.



What is it with the FN2?

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Old 5th May 2012, 13:50   #2 (permalink)
 
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bilstein would be my choice.
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Old 5th May 2012, 13:55   #3 (permalink)
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yeah but i cant blast 750 right away unless abp do some sort of credit agreement.
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Old 5th May 2012, 14:13   #4 (permalink)
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Mazda 3 Mps Aero is what I had before the fn2, quick car but handling is boaty when pushed. Keep it and go with the Abp setup or BC Racing coilovers had them on my ek9 for 2 years and no problems
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bilstein would be my choice.
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Old 5th May 2012, 14:30   #6 (permalink)
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so they dont do koni fsd for fn2?

also those that have chosen something a little bit more in depth description as to why?

cuz itz teh beztterrrrrrrrrrrrssssssssss innnitt bled
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Is Koni FSD a gimmick? - uk-mkivs

Koni fronts are inserts so maybe they will fit.
Never matched up the struts between the cars.

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Kw's are another option.
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Old 5th May 2012, 15:14   #9 (permalink)
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Kw's are another option.
Good Kit IMO


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Old 5th May 2012, 15:32   #10 (permalink)
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BC Racing make a coilover kit for the FN2 for Approx 800
PB topmounts, fully adjustable

That's my next move
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I would say it's the springs as you would not get all 4 shocks goin west at the smae time !
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its not the springs. springs are new on.

Its deffo the shocks as they bounce up and down before settling back to level.


Its not uncommon for shocks to fail after 40k. especially on these cars.
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Old 5th May 2012, 19:58   #13 (permalink)
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Get the Meister R. The person who makes those can get you custom spring rates as well. Maybe take a ride in ABP's FN2 as their running the Blistein kit. I'm probably going to need new suspension at some point this year as well.
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All 4 at the same time ? i really like eibachs but not on a FN2 makes the ride much to hard for are pot holes roads !

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Its not uncommon for shocks to fail after 40k. especially on these cars.
Good news, I'm on 44.5k.

I'm assuming it's your front shocks that have gone, anyway.

Front:
ABSORBER UNIT, R. FR. SHOCK 134.83 part # 51605-SMT-E02

ABSORBER UNIT, L. FR. SHOCK 134.83 part # 51606-SMT-E02

Rear:
ABSORBER ASSY., RR. SHOCK 209.14 (I'm assuming each) part # 52610-SMT-E02

So cheaper than the Bilstein kit to replace the shocks. Those are dealer prices too, so you might be able to sweet talk a dealer in the traders section into giving you a discount.

Are you 100% sure everything is still connected up properly? It would be a shame for you to blow a load of cash and find some loose bolts.

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Good news, I'm on 44.5k.

I'm assuming it's your front shocks that have gone, anyway.

Front:
ABSORBER UNIT, R. FR. SHOCK 134.83 part # 51605-SMT-E02

ABSORBER UNIT, L. FR. SHOCK 134.83 part # 51606-SMT-E02

Rear:
ABSORBER ASSY., RR. SHOCK 209.14 (I'm assuming each) part # 52610-SMT-E02

So cheaper than the Bilstein kit to replace the shocks. Those are dealer prices too, so you might be able to sweet talk a dealer in the traders section into giving you a discount.

Are you 100% sure everything is still connected up properly? It would be a shame for you to blow a load of cash and find some loose bolts.

yeah i checked all that, made sure it was all nice and teet.
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Mate has a full set of oems for sale . 200
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I'm at 56k and the shockers are good. When they go Im leaning towards the ProStreet-S kit. They were awesome on my old car, but the Bilstein's are tempting..
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I'm at 50k and mine are good too.. I think?!
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Depends if you're airborn on one side of the speed humps or not
Has a tendency to wear out the shocks quicker if you are
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