Coilovers for Calmini Kit

rawkerstatus Dec 28, 2015

  1. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    Hey guys, for those of you who have ran the Calmini SAS kit what is the longest CO you guys have successful ran? I had 2.5 14" and they are way too much lift with little downward movement. I'm thinking of going down to a 2.0 12" or the recommended 2.0 10"
     
  2. Jbat

    Jbat First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I'm running a 2.0 10". Check prices with Downsouth motor sports. They had the best prices when I bought
     
  3. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    DITTO. I have the same 2.0 10" setup recommended. I also got mine from the same place. they are down in San Diego so I got mine super fast.
     
  4. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    I need to check this more often. Any idea if 12" would work?
     
  5. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    Yes they will fit but your ride height will be super tall and you won't be able to maximize the added 2" of travel. 10" is the recommended for a reason. It's what the kit was designed for.


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  6. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    Yeah experimented with 14" annnnd too much

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  7. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    Get some 10"ers and you'll still get a good amount of flex. Glad to see another SAS in Cali. We should hook up and do a SAS only ride. Lol


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  8. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    I think I'll be ordering the 10s today. That would be cool. Just saw I haven't updated my location. I'm up by Susanville now.
     
  9. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    Nice. I like that area. Maybe we can meetup in Tahoe area and do the rubicon.


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  10. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    How's the SAS coming? got the 10"ers yet?
     
  11. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    Ahhh yes...this... Yes I did get the new coilovers. Got them in and everything buttoned up. Ran into a fee problems but nothing a cutting wheel couldn't solve.
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    Sitting a bit in the prerunner style until I can get the rest ever SOAed.
     
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  12. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    Nice!!! I like it. I had that same prerunner stance for awhile too. I kept my spring under and just added a bunch of AAL until I say level. I plan to eventually go SOA but until I do the AAL will hold me over.


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  13. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    The rear is now in and sitting with a bit of rake now. I'll have to adjust the preload on the front coilovers but it should finally be set up right.

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  14. Riz98

    Riz98 Test Drive

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    For those of you running the Calmini SAS kit without the front sway bar, have your flexed the front enough where the springs become unseated from the coilovers? When I had mine on a lift up in the air the coilovers extended all the way out and the springs had no tension on them. When putting the vehicle back on the ground I had to re-align the springs on the coilovers by hand. My concern with removing the sway bar is that the front will flex a lot and unseat the springs from the coilover and break when the weight of the vehicle comes back down and it isn't aligned.
     
  15. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    I have not had this problem and I have no swaybar. Sounds like you don't have the coils tightened enough.


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  16. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    I have it set to where it gives me enough up travel before it hits the bump stops. At this setting it had enough tension on the coils so they don't pop out.
     
  17. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Resurrecting the dead here... what spring rates are you guys running?
     
  18. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    I'm running 10" travel. 8" top spring. 12" bottom. Top is at 300lbs. Bottom is at 350lbs.


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  19. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    How is the rough road ride? pretty stiff or super soft?
     
  20. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    When I had my stock front bumper I had 300lbs springs top and bottom. The ride was good. Then when I got the big heavy shrock with winch the 300lbs on the bottom wasn't enough. It swayed a lot more and what not. I got the 350lbs and it feels good again.

    The rough road ride isn't bad at all. Not too soft or too hard.


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  21. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Were you 300/300 and then went 300/350? Mainly what Im asking is did it feel like sitting on a park bench thrown off a cliff? Ive got a bad back and gravel roads are the death of me.
     
  22. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    Yep. I started with 300/300 then when I got my bumper it was too soft and wobbly. Then I went 300/350 and it's a good ride. You won't feel like riding on a park bench. I can ride in my xterra all day and I have a bad back as well.


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  23. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    By chance, do you know what your valving is? Im looking at the King Coilovers, but not sure if I should just do normal street valving, or if I should opt for different valving
     
  24. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    I believe they are valves at 50/70.


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  25. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    I just did the valving at what calmini recommended.


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  26. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    So I ended up with 300/300 8" & 12" with 10" travel coilovers... I have the coilovers pretty much maxed out and I feel with the shrock bumper the springs are too soft would the 50lbs make a difference? Also thinking about going with longer springs. I need opinions.
     

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