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Blacktop 20v with T3 water kit and tweak'd cop harness
100mm and 50mm Sam-Q stacks with Pipercross filter
Poly Bushings
Techna-fit brake lines
Countless OEM wear parts
Fortune Auto Coilovers 8/6kg
T3 "tall" short shifter
Cusco transmission mount
JDM kouki corner lights (fender)
No-name Strut Bar
Spin turn knob
Slotted Rotors with OEM or Hawk pads
TRD 4.778 Final Drive with T3 rebuilt kouki LSD
Various wheels. Current:
Hoshino Impul 14x8.5 -20
Rays Volk Mesh 14x8 -0?
Custom under diff exhaust
NST brake master cylinder stopper
NST steering lock spacer on aw11 rebuilt rack w/ t3 adapter
Sparco steering wheels with Boss hub and T3 billet extender
TRD shift knob
Momo Corse fixed back bucket seat
Tint 20%
Solex "twin cam series" locks
Fiberblass +25mm Fenders



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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fortune Auto Coilovers Review - Ae86

I got my set of Fortune Auto Coilovers for the coupe. Here are my thoughts:

The quality of parts seems really nice. Everything is a perfect fit except one thing. The adjust collars on the rear perch have a bottom in them like a cup. Even with the bump stops completely off, they are an inch away from seating around the base of the collar. They bottom out on the bump stop mounting location. Solution? Saw off the bump stop perch. They aren't structural and cut very easily.

After a day of drifting at Pats Acres this weekend I can say, they perform great. They absorb bumps and undulations while sliding like butter. I still need to tune them in a little more, but they were doing what I needed. Oh, and you can slam the shhh out of it if you want; shocks adjust shorter than you'll ever need.

On the freeway they ride over lane change bumps smoother than my TRD/agx setup did. So, the digressive shocks are working.

These run about 1250 shipped from Battle Garage RS (without spindle). I think the extra 300 over megans or bc's putting them in the price range of Stance coilovers is a fair price after evaluation. Well see how they do through the season at PARC! Thanks for watching.