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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclopathic View Post
    How did you installed them? did you put the brackets on outside and insert between the coils?


    I tried them both ways on cars I have owned in the past. Both clamping down 2 coils and spreading 2 coils apart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gunlak View Post
    found this neat info in our facebook group whereas a fellow filipino based on thailand made various test fits on what spring / shock combo will fit and be stiffer than stock.

    they used rear springs from a 2006 Honda Fit / Jazz.
    optional is rear shocks from a 2007 Yaris / Vios. but this made the ride super stiff. the springs would do just fine.

    though the ride height would increase about 1" on the rears

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    So do the front springs from 2006 Honda Jazz fit also? Or just the rear?

    If they do fit, I will most likely buy a lowering spring set for the 2006 Honda Jazz/Fit and see how it works out on my Mirage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91cavgt View Post
    I tried them both ways on cars I have owned in the past. Both clamping down 2 coils and spreading 2 coils apart.
    what I meant is that if you clamping it down you should put something btw coils to keep it fixed from both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f0k4l View Post
    This is why I went with them. Especially because people were reporting struts blowing out due to extra strain placed on them with the greater travel required with shorter springs.
    I did what dk04l did by using the rear springs in the front. Wxcept i also purchased a second set of springs and uswd the rears for the rear. Basically i bought 4 front and 4 rear springs for about 90 dollars and i only used the 4 rear springs on the front and rear of the mirage. The ride is much better than with only the rear yellow springs on the rear. The front now feels stiffer and more planted without that weird rocking sensation from being too soft. You do need to mount the aftermarket yellow springs like how f4okl mounted them with the tighter coils on the bottom to clear the front shock tophat better.

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    Sorry for the old-thread-bump.

    Quote Originally Posted by obrother View Post
    Attachment 4986

    Possibly we could use these to lower the car back to spec after using the honda springs.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...PG0PMSAXTTJQD3
    Has anyone used these? I'm interested but want to see how they look first and get first impressions.

    Quote Originally Posted by a17322a View Post
    I did what dk04l did by using the rear springs in the front. Wxcept i also purchased a second set of springs and uswd the rears for the rear. Basically i bought 4 front and 4 rear springs for about 90 dollars and i only used the 4 rear springs on the front and rear of the mirage. The ride is much better than with only the rear yellow springs on the rear. The front now feels stiffer and more planted without that weird rocking sensation from being too soft. You do need to mount the aftermarket yellow springs like how f4okl mounted them with the tighter coils on the bottom to clear the front shock tophat better.
    Can you post a pic of your mirage. Did the front lift a little with the springs?

    Being on for about 50k miles, the rear springs don't feel as stiff as they were - naturally.
    I think this would be a good time to move my current rear VW springs up front and purchase another set to put on the rear to stiffen the rear back up.



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