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Evo VIII/IX MR OEM spring & OEM Strut (bilstein) with GvR4 top plate fitment


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1153671 posted 12/28/13 10:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I already buy IX MR spring and I can get MR strut but they came without no hardware. No bolt, top plate nothing in this picture.

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So I only have the part 11 & 12 for front & rear.
Can I use my GVR4 top plate and other part (#1-10) or I need a complete set of MR strut assy?



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Edited by Alainb7 (12/28/13 10:17 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1153797 posted 12/30/13 01:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Top bearing plate will work but not sure on the spring plate. Can't remember, also the bumpstop is way larger on the evo stuff.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1154084 posted 01/01/14 06:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I finaly Buy an 40k miles complete OEM Bilstein EVO IX MR set.

Cant't wait to install them!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1154094 posted 01/01/14 08:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i have those and i didnt do anything to strut tops at all. i drilled two holes in each side for the fronts. the rears i had to cut off the stock bottom bushing and have them welded into the evo 9's bottoms. look at my build thread if you want to see how the car sits and if you need i can take pictures of the top hats up front tomorrow for you. also you need to get 8 2mm thick hardened washers and a 19mm drill bit and 4 new bolts. all the hardware up front needs to be changed out.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1154517 posted 01/05/14 10:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
could you post of pictures of the work you had to do transparentdsm to make the strut assembly to work on the gvr4? I am wanting to do this mod

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Alainb7
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156381 posted 01/18/14 02:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting transparentdsm:

if you want to see how the car sits and if you need i can take pictures of the top hats up front tomorrow for you.




If you can post-it it would be great.

When I do a search in the past, I found a kit existing to install evo strut on our car without welding. But I can't found it again.

The kit contain inset for rear lower strut and shim for front strut.

The kit look like this: Sorry about my low paint skill )



Is somebody know this kit. There are made for GVR4 & 3000GT to install Evo suspension.


Edited by Alainb7 (01/19/14 12:34 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156382 posted 01/18/14 02:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
3000GTs use a bigger bushing than us, so those would not fit.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156387 posted 01/18/14 03:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Crap!

Just found the link I was searching for.
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If there bigger, so I can use brass oil-lite bushing to reach the good diameter!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156452 posted 01/19/14 07:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have those adapters on my gvr4, i got them from a forum member and they bolted right in





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156453 posted 01/19/14 07:54 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
ill get those front pictures today for you. didn't see the post till now.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156461 posted 01/19/14 09:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
here are the holes i drilled. if you need anything else just ask and ill do my best to help you.








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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156474 posted 01/19/14 12:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for the picture.

Quoting ade:

I have those adapters on my gvr4, i got them from a forum member and they bolted right in




You use everithing in the kit?
Rear lower mount & front lower mount CNC-machined oval adapter washers?

Tell me if I'm wrong, but these front lower mount CNC-machined oval adapter washers are replacing the 2 1/16" shim, and fit in the 14mm strut mount hole and use 12mm bolt for knuckle hole mount,the oval shape is to adjust camber? I am right



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156645 posted 01/20/14 03:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting ade:

I have those adapters on my gvr4, i got them from a forum member and they bolted right in



Curious to how the rear just bolted right up if they are designed for the 3000GT/Stealth and everyone says that the bushing size is different?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156647 posted 01/20/14 03:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hell, buy the time you buy those adapters at 170 and find an MR suspension, you'll have just spent what a coilover set would cost. What's the point then?

Cost me 20 bucks to have my bushings welded in. $150 for the non MR suspension, plus $210 for the Tein front upper plates. I spent $400 on my swap with all new oem bolts.

I also recommend running uncut front evo bumpstops, as without them my car rode rough as hell, with them it rides way better. More predictable handling too. Use brand new ones for the best feel. They are only around $20 each from the dealer.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156795 posted 01/21/14 10:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
it cost me about 400$ to do my full evo 9 MR swap. you just need to look for the right deal. i signed on to an evo forum and found a guy who bought and evo and had it upgraded at 19xxx miles and no one in the evo community wants to buy stock suspension, so i got a great deal.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156796 posted 01/21/14 10:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
For piece of mind, I would trust the brackets more plus you would not have to hack the Evo suspension for resale or reuse on another vehicle.

The reason for it still being a worthwhile upgrade and still cost efficient is that any coilovers that you can get new for about $1K, will be outperformed by the Evo MR Struts + Good springs such at Swift Spec R, GT Worx or Robispec Springs.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156797 posted 01/21/14 10:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I do like how my Robispec springs calmed the GSR suspension down. Not nearly as bouncy. I tried for MR suspension, but now in days on EVOM a lot of cheap guys are on there and are buying up the MR stuff fast. I've seen some struts sell at 600 for a set.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156838 posted 01/21/14 02:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Alainb7:

Thanks for the picture.

Quoting ade:

I have those adapters on my gvr4, i got them from a forum member and they bolted right in




You use everithing in the kit?
Rear lower mount & front lower mount CNC-machined oval adapter washers?

Tell me if I'm wrong, but these front lower mount CNC-machined oval adapter washers are replacing the 2 1/16" shim, and fit in the 14mm strut mount hole and use 12mm bolt for knuckle hole mount,the oval shape is to adjust camber? I am right




i only received the rear adapter and it bolted right on.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156860 posted 01/21/14 04:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I wish I would of known about these before I hacked up my evo MR suspension!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156863 posted 01/21/14 04:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i looked for it for 2 weeks before i hacked mine up, the next day someone posted the link. im ok with it though because if i ever do sell them(i prolly wont) it will be to a member on here and they will be ok with the mod because it saves them money.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156885 posted 01/21/14 06:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This lower cnc mount eliminates the rubber dampener around the sleeve correct?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156896 posted 01/21/14 07:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would still rather "hack" them by weld a stock bushing in place. You can get an extra inch of strut height that way and the galant needs it in the rear with evo suspension.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156918 posted 01/21/14 10:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Good point Ryan.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156974 posted 01/22/14 09:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That is very true. I had mine welded with the bushing all the way up. Regret it. Been a challenge to get a good look/rake.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156976 posted 01/22/14 09:28 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
i dont mind mine, i had mine welded all the way up too and witht he MR springs the rear sits 1.5 inches from the tire to the fender and the front is at 2.3 inches. im still looking at different types for springs and spring rates to change my springs out to lower the car a little bit more in the front and get a little stiffer through the turns. im thinking about a set of swift's or tien.
anyone have any opinions or experience with these springs?



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