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Old 08-15-2012, 04:24 AM   #1
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Saleen suspension question.

K guys I finally got some cash to spend on my 99 S281. I think I need the front and rear shocks/struts. I've been looking around, but the original Saleen ones are very expensive. Is there anything else out there that could probably give me about the same handling as the original ones without really really paying that much? Maybe some eibacs? Or other brand that is not as pricey as the original racecraft ones. Thanks guys for any help you guys got.....
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http://www.maximummotorsports.com/st...ath=514_23_375

I have tokico d-spec on my '10 and I love them.
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http://www.maximummotorsports.com/st...ath=514_23_375

I have tokico d-spec on my '10 and I love them.
Hy man thanks for your help. What do you think about this ones?. I've heard good stuff from these. What do you think?

http://www.americanmuscle.com/tokico...trut-9404.html
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I ha them on my 06 and I have them on my 2010. I love them. No problems at all.
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I ha them on my 06 and I have them on my 2010. I love them. No problems at all.
Ok then I'm gonna take your Word for it. I'll be getting this ones pretty soon. Hopefully I have the same luck as you. Thanks bud!
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Re: Saleen suspension question.

tokico seem to be a popular brand for many and should do good vs your saleen ones (racecraft)
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Cool, let me know how you like them.
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I'll let you know my friend. Thanx

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tokico seem to be a popular brand for many and should do good vs your saleen ones (racecraft)
Yeah I noticed that bud, plus I hate to say this but unfortunately the saying "you pay just for the name(brand)" applies to my my good friend Saleen's racecraft.
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Anytime, what part of California are you in?
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Anytime, what part of California are you in?
I'm in Bakersfield Ca, how about you bro?
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Oh cool, I'm in Barstow (barstool)
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Oh cool, I'm in Barstow (barstool)
Did you install the shocks/struts yourself? Or you had them done?
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I'm a mechanic and don't trust anyone to work on my car so I did them myself. Just make sure you get it aligned afterwards.
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I'm a mechanic and don't trust anyone to work on my car so I did them myself. Just make sure you get it aligned afterwards.
Thanx Gibby. I actually have some pretty good air tools,ad pretty much all the necessary tools to do the job. Even though I'm not a mechanic, I have a pretty good idea on how to work on the shocks and struts. Shouldn't really be science stuff right? I mean I've done the complete clutch on her, the plugs, rotors/brakes. All the required maintenance. So Im hoping this shouldn't be any more difficult right?
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Yea you'll be fine its easy. Although your gonna need a spring compressor... I put lowering springs on when I did the struts so I didn't need them. Since your pulling it apart anyways maybe look at lowering it( if it's not already)
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Yea you'll be fine its easy. Although your gonna need a spring compressor... I put lowering springs on when I did the struts so I didn't need them. Since your pulling it apart anyways maybe look at lowering it( if it's not already)
I though about that gibby, but I already have the lowering springs. I got the stocks Saleen ones, which I love. The spring compressor I can just go to autozone and rent that tool. Looking forward to feel my ride with her new suspension pretty soon
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Ok cool, then you shouldn't need a spring compressor. I didn't anyways. You'll love the ride.
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Re: Saleen suspension question.

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I'm in Bakersfield Ca, how about you bro?
Hey I'm in Bakersfield, too. Are you planning to go to the Saleen Open House in September?
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Hey I'm in Bakersfield, too. Are you planning to go to the Saleen Open House in September?
Cool man, I think I've seen your ride around, since not many around. Well don't know yet bro, I have a pretty busy agenda next month. My upcoming princess's baby shower, couple weddings to attend, but who knows maybe I will. Oh and if my job loans me some time. I'll probably swing by Jim's one of these days and have a chat man.
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Re: Saleen suspension question.

An original 99 Saleen would have come from the factory with Racecraft (ie RaceCrap) shocks/struts that we rebadged Carrera's. Not many of them left since most of them leaked out within 2 years. Saleen switched to rebadged Bilstein units they called Saleen N2's. The springs were re-labled Eibach's (so I'm told), similar specs to the Sportlines if I remember correctly. The drop looks cool but I had all kinds of trouble with my car bottoming out constantly.

I'm currently running the H&R super race springs and matching Bilstein from Maximum Motorsports. Rides like a skateboard and it doesn't bottom out anymore but twisties are fun
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