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Silver's NEOMAX coilovers (my review)

Discussion in 'Evo Chat' started by micevo, Aug 2, 2011.

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  1. micevo

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    well they came yesterday, very quick delivery from where they came from,
    and according to mike (BravuraSpeed ) im the first in the uk to try these so over the next few weeks will put a few more pics up and how they fair on track...
    well to start with they will be fitted to my E4 which is mainly used for track, today ive just fitted the fronts, the trackin and cambers have been done with string line tape and spirit level...... untill all is fitted then will have a propper geo done on it, all this to be finished by sat evening as off to mallory sunday,
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  2. BravuraSpeed

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    Excellent stuff Mic, looking forward to the updates.
     
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  3. micevo

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    and the rears DSC00183.jpg (201.2 KB)

    there on the car now so will put a few more up tomorrow, had a quick spin round the block and they feel really good, just gotta play with the dampening now.....:D
     

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  4. Nski

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    Very interested!
     
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  5. micevo

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    a few more...DSC00193.jpg this is how it sits now...



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    just a couple of them all fitted...

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    one complete randon, this is what came through at work today......

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    Loving that old steamer, I thought it was a close up of a model at first then wondered how you got the sky so lifelike:wtf:
     
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  7. micevo

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    a couple more for you then....

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    How was the fitting, straight forward?

    When you need brakes, let me know mate.
     
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    the fitting was so easy no more than 30 mins a corner, all fitted perfect....the setting up took a while longer still tweakin that at moment got the damping setting only on 10 but gonna harden it up a bit for the track....
    just been given it some around a few round abouts and im finding it so much more planted and the turn in well!!! im lovin these, cant wait till mallory on sunday now
     
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    get us updated mate. There look bang on! See what they like on car and of course the text of time. :)
     
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    Yes, cant wait for you to tell us how firm these can be on the track, easy to adjust too!

    Keep us updated, keep up the good work.
     
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  12. micevo

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    well how these perfofmed on track...the front camber settings were set to -1.5* and 0*toe
    the rears camber -0.5* 0.15 toe

    tyres bridgestone RE01RS soft not a lot left on them lol!!
    went out on these and car preformed very well, car went into the corners precisely hardly any roll, well impressd, after a few more tweeks on the dampin car was great, then back end started to get very loose came in tyre ****ed.. lol....
    so had to put slicks on:D (medium compound) after about 2-3 warm up laps to get tyres to temp **** me the car flew, so far i think these are very very good an would recomend...

    today... going to higher the car at the front by about 25mm and maybe put a bit more camber front and rear...
    if i can get some more tyres may do another next sunday, and see how it goes on different settings....
     
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    Excellent stuff so far matey.

    - What specific handling problems did fitting the dampers address (for instance terminal understeer)?
    - What sort of measures were taken before changing the dampers to eleviate the problem / improve performance? e.g. were the dampers isolated to be the sole problem?
     
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  14. micevo

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    none really, no cus i was quite happy with my suspension set up before.. but that was our next step to improve the handling and just these coilovers have improved it loads, the next step is rear antiroll bar , and adustable suspension arms.


    if your reading this and have thought of getting coilovers for either road or track i would seriously have a look at these, they are so good value for money, and in my opinion worth every penny,

    cheers
     
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    Thanks for the info mate. Did you do a track day this weekend?
     
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    no was gonna do a sprint thingy with a toyota club, but i have ran out of tyres lol, got some coming soon tho!!
     
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    When I'm in the UK next month, I could be tempted to come and have a look at you tearing up the track!
     
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  18. BravuraSpeed

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    So any further updates or have you not had the car out for a play?
     
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    done one the beginning of the month, was using michellin slicks, car was handling fantastic a real good day, replaced rear arms with some adjustable ones for extra rear camber etc adjustable ARB links so all stiff at rear now hardly any understeer, but gettin a bit of oversteer which i wanted...
    might do one more in november at donnington but not sure yet, car is getting all stripped down, another engine while this one has a bit more work done to it, and maybe the cage getting altered dont know yet!!!!
     
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