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Replacement suspension

Post by Jamesmerkur » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:06 pm

I have an 86 xr and the suspension is getting pretty narly, but i dont want to just put stock stuff back on, i talked to a guy that said something about bmw suspension fitting on it. so my question is what can i get, from other cars or new that will fit and would i have to do any mods to make it fit? thanks

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Post by ALConfederate » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:05 pm

Go to the MC2Racing site http://www.mc2racing.com/ and take a look around there. There's a lot of good stuff and I'm sure they can set you up with what you need.

I've never heard of junkyard suspension components being usable on our cars, with the exception of things like brake parts. I'm very much afraid that if you're looking for cheap shortcuts, you may be in the wrong car.
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Post by John Brennan » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:55 pm

Sounds like you mean replacing the suspension with something else, not merely replacing the parts-- right?

People have used the Supra rear end to good effect-- and the compression strut/blade sway bar front looks pretty promising as well.

Is that where you're going with this?
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Post by Jamesmerkur » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:45 pm

im just looking for a good proformance suspension instead of just replaceing stock stuff

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Post by mangostick » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:53 pm

I second www.mc2racing.com

those boys will not steer you wrong ;) Good parts, good people.. just good all around.
where'd I put that damned hammer?? :-D

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Post by Ray » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:53 am

Third recommendation for mc2racing. they're very helpful, and you cant beat their prices.
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Post by Jamesmerkur » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:26 pm

thanks ill check them out

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Post by zero pistons » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:47 pm

I'm very happy with the Rapido complete handling kit I got from russ rapido...

Upgraded swaybars, polyeurethane bushings, upgraded springs, shocks and struts..

If your lookigng to go cheap, maybe not, but it's a grat complete kit....I think it was a little under $2000.00
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Post by John Brennan » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:56 pm

zero pistons wrote:I'm very happy with the Rapido complete handling kit I got from russ rapido...

Upgraded swaybars, polyeurethane bushings, upgraded springs, shocks and struts..

If your lookigng to go cheap, maybe not, but it's a grat complete kit....I think it was a little under $2000.00
Looking at your sig, it says you have 24 X 15mm swaybars, which are not dimensions I'm familiar with in Sierra/Merkur applications. I thought Russ' kits had 28.5 X either 16 or 19mm swaybars...? Also, do you know what the spring rates are?
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Post by Grayson » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:25 pm

I've never heard of any BMW suspension parts fitting the XR. Seeing how Ben Martinez just won a National Championship by defeating a ton of 3-series BMWs, I'm not sure I would want to swap out an XR suspension for a BMW one anyway. 8)

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