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    RS-R lowering springs

    It looks like RS-R is making some lowering springs for the Mirage! Its always nice to have another choice.

    RS-R lowering springs - 2012 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Part#: B200D

    Compatibility:
    2012+ Mitsubishi Mirage
    Chassis code: A050

    Approximate Drop:
    Front -20mm to -25mm (-0.8inch to -1.0inch)
    Rear -25mm to -30mm (-1.0inch to -1.2inch)

    Spring Rates:
    Front 2.70kg/mm
    Rear 2.24kg/mm
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    This part has been added to the Suspension & brake aftermarket parts index.


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    Their site says they're sold out. I emailed them about availability and here is what I got:

    Thank you for your interest in RS-R and the 2012+ A050 Mirage Springs. Unfortunately, yes, they are sold out and are not scheduled to be restocked anytime soon. However, you are able to special order these from Japan, which takes approximately 6-8 weeks.

    The process for ordering special order springs is as follows:

    1. We will send you an invoice for the full amount of springs
    2. Once paid, we will forward the paid invoice to Japan who will ship the springs from their stock
    3. As soon as we receive the springs here, we will send you a secondary invoice for shipping and ship to you via UPS ground

    If you have anymore questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call or send us an email.

    Bests,

    Justice

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    Thanks for the info.

    I know that lowering the car will help a tad with aerodynamics, but I just can't imagine not wanting to change the struts/shocks on our car.

    I think our stock struts/shocks don't dampen enough.

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    That's the problem, I would rather change the shocks than lowering the car that already this low (am having problems with speed bumps with factory setting!!). My experience tells me that changing shocks alters the car's behaviour significantly.
    Galant's factory suspension setup just like Mirage, after I changed the shocks it's a whole new car.

    But I can't find any shocks from Koni or Kayaba for this car!!

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    I definitely want some stiffer springs. Waaaay too much body roll in all directions.

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    I'm not so sure that I would want stiffer shocks with the stock springs. One thing I've noticed is that the suspension is slow to react when faced with quick, sharp elevation changes (like uneven expansion joints). Stronger dampers would make it even worse.

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    The conversions come out to 151 lbs/in front and 125 lb/in rear. Actually pretty soft. I'm hoping to find a set that's about 200 front and 180 rear.

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    I know Eibach will do ranges of firmness for coilovers, try emailing them about it. It might come at a premium but they make a good product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cani Lupine View Post
    The conversions come out to 151 lbs/in front and 125 lb/in rear. Actually pretty soft. I'm hoping to find a set that's about 200 front and 180 rear.
    Those spring rates are pretty firm, I know Mk3/Mk4 VW's target similar rates and they weigh substantially more... Do you have the stock spring rates for comparison?



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