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Tanabe Pro SS coilovers questions... pics #130635 Mar 21, 6:59am Mar 21, 6:59am
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Tanabe Pro SS coilovers questions... pics
Alright. I have some pics of the everything and some things don't seem to work out right. First off, take a look at my pillowball mounts...
http://www24.brinkster.com/oneshotuno/tanabepb.jpg
Both mounts have an L on it, and can adjust camber more one way than the other. However, the angles at which the adjusters move off at are different. If I put them in my car, the one with the black center on the drivers side it goes out perpendicular. If I layed the silver middle one on it goes out at a bit of an angle. Basically one mount will work on one side and be good. But on the other side the mount will work but it cannot adjust negative camber as much as the other side. Is it just me or did somewhere along the line in making these did something get reversed?
Second thing is these parts...
http://www24.brinkster.com/oneshotuno/mounts.jpg
The part on the right is the front upper spring seat, correct? It looks like the picture in the instructions and seems to fit good in the assembled strut. The 2 pieces on the left are in question though. That leaves me with the only part not accounted for is the rear spring seat. And those pieces just don't seem to fit there. The spring seat in them just fine, but the other pieces just don't seem like they would go. I haven't seen the stock parts so maybe it does work but I recall some people here having these coilovers so I figured I would check. And finally, something to drool over...
http://www24.brinkster.com/oneshotuno/front.jpg

Re: Tanabe Pro SS coilovers questions... pics [Re: OneShotUno] #130636 Mar 21, 9:46pm Mar 21, 9:46pm
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Darn, anybody? I know some poeple here have these coilovers. I noticed the top side of that mount is shaped different. I think if the washer it refers to in the instructions is a golden colored stock pieces that I can see in SCC it may be the right thing. I just won't know until I take it apart. The mounts will still probably work but they only would adjust 1 degree both ways from the zero on both sides.

Re: Tanabe Pro SS coilovers questions... pics [Re: OneShotUno] #130637 Mar 21, 9:51pm Mar 21, 9:51pm
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PM V3NOM, he has them and should be able to answer your questions.

Re: Tanabe Pro SS coilovers questions... pics [Re: OneShotUno] #130638 Mar 22, 4:38am Mar 22, 4:38am
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Where did you buys these from? It looks like they gave you two left pillow mounts spineyes That's why when you put it on the right side it doesn't adjust that well.

As to your second question, IDK. I had a guy installed mine, but I can take some pics for ya in the morning. I've never really looked at them.

Re: Tanabe Pro SS coilovers questions... pics [Re: OneShotUno] #130639 Mar 22, 6:56pm Mar 22, 6:56pm
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Well, if you look at the top of the spring in the back it will just be that big fat piece and it extends a half inch past the spring all around. It looks as if that washer in the instructions is the stock piece I can see in SCC it will cover over the different shape of the top. The rest of that is smooth sailing, all stock parts for the rear mounts. As for the pillowball mounts... http://www.overboost.com/obs/product.asp?pid=27275 . I just sent them an email to try to return the mounts. Oddly at first glance they look to be built identical. One of the mounts appears slighly different as it was to be the right mount, but when the machine that did the centers and holes and such it did it at the proper angle to be the right, just did it as a left. Oh well.

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