S14a coilovers what else do i NEED??
Ok so im after some coilovers for the s14, plenty of choice and info on that! But what else do i NEED?? if anything??
Obviously over time id like to overhall the suspension with some fancy alignment bits,
Will fitting coilovers on there own ruin the handling?
I know chances are the tyres will get chewed but as it is i only use the car at weekends so not many miles!
Simple answer; maybe.
Originally Posted by S14Ali
Assuming decent lows and, as a minimum, I would want to see rear camber and toe arms.
If your adjusting suspension height you will throw your alignment out so as a rule of thumb it's be good practice to get front tension rods and rear toe and camber arms to allow for a proper alignment
We usually recommend that a customer fit's subframe bushes or locking collars, and a four arm kit at the same time as coilovers if money allows. We do a handling pack with a discount with all of these parts: S14 Suspension Handling Package
This is why new people in drifting get put off... Thinking they have to build a car and spend shit loads.
Just put your coilovers on but don't lower it by silly amounts, align the front wheels your self with a bit of wood or something or just get a garage to do it for you. Weld the diff a start skidding.
In time yea your need to sort you rear toe and camber but to be honest its not a must do right now, there is loads of people running with out arm adjustments on coilovers.
Rear toe can make it awful to drift, especially if your a beginner. You want something predictable to learn in, not something snappy and twitchy like a low s14 with mega toe in.
It's not mega money but it's well worth the money in my opinion.
Or you'll be fighting the car wondering why you can't drift consistently
And always spinning out (not to
Mention the tyre wear from having a bad alignment which will cost you more in the long run in tyres)
Cheers for the replys guys broad spectrum of answers there, i think ill buy and fit the coilovers and see how they are i cant go mega low as i have a HKS super silent exhaust and the mid box on that sits pretty low,
What do i NEED as a bare minimum to get the alignment spot on??
Rear toe and rear camber arms to get it spot on at the back
You don't NEED anything if you get decent coilovers and don't go too low. If budget is an issue, then start with the coilovers and get the rest later as you progress .
For a start just fit some coilovers and get the alignment done but don't set the coilovers down too low or too hard or else you will make it feel awful to drive and handle terribly!
I got a set of CS2's, front tension rods and rear camber arms, when I went to get it aligned I couldn't get the camber/toe correct, so had to run less camber to get the toe right, so trying to save £70 on toe arms ended up costing another £30 in fuel to get to the alignment place and more on a second alignment, (didn't gert charged too much luckily as the alignment place advertise on my club forum).
I can't say at what point you need the other arms, but thats my experience and I would get everything straight off next time.
you dont need anything other than some coilovers right now...
spend decent money on some good ones nd avoid the cheap shit, that alone will make a world difference with a 4 wheel alignment will be best money youve spent thus far