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  • ryanprins13
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    Originally posted by Robalan View Post
    Ok, so it's possible to use the stock ones? No difference in bearing inner diameter? Just harder steering?


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    Dunno, festy ones are narrower. I had to make spacers to use festivas struts in the rio mounts.

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  • w4rkry
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    Originally posted by Robalan View Post
    I could only find top hats for 160 aud which I though was a bit pricey


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    May be cheaper to have someone ship you a set from here, they are all over Amazon.

    Being in the AU, I am not sure which parts would be easy to find in comparison to here in the US. I found a place that sells proper springs in the AU Though.

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  • Robalan
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    Originally posted by w4rkry View Post
    KYB is the brand you want, to make sure it will fit the coil over kit. Part numbers were listed in the start of the thread.

    The Rio top hats can be had for less than $30 for the pair, it's really worth the price.
    I could only find top hats for 160 aud which I though was a bit pricey


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  • w4rkry
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    Originally posted by Robalan View Post
    also, are these the correct rear shocks to buy?


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    KYB is the brand you want, to make sure it will fit the coil over kit. Part numbers were listed in the start of the thread.

    The Rio top hats can be had for less than $30 for the pair, it's really worth the price.

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  • Robalan
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    also, are these the correct rear shocks to buy?


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  • Robalan
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    Originally posted by ryanprins13 View Post
    Its like adding power steering. I didnt believe it would make such a difference so i didnt do a before video, but this was a 2 handed operation with the stock mounts with only 100k miles on em. https://youtu.be/XZL8FG3j7bY

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    Ok, so it's possible to use the stock ones? No difference in bearing inner diameter? Just harder steering?


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  • ryanprins13
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    Originally posted by Robalan View Post
    May I ask why the rio top hats? Whats the difference between them and the stock ones?


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    Its like adding power steering. I didnt believe it would make such a difference so i didnt do a before video, but this was a 2 handed operation with the stock mounts with only 100k miles on em. https://youtu.be/XZL8FG3j7bY

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  • Robalan
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    May I ask why the rio top hats? Whats the difference between them and the stock ones?


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  • shorestiva
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    I've never really ran them or tried to max out adjustment so I dunno.

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  • mikemounlio
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    Originally posted by shorestiva View Post
    2wd bf 323 plates will fit if the plates are trimmed and the holes are slightly filed. I made a set of universal plates work as well just trimmed them down to fit in the strut tower and drilled holes where needed.
    thanks for the info. Did they give you much adjustment? Was it worth it?

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  • shorestiva
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    2wd bf 323 plates will fit if the plates are trimmed and the holes are slightly filed. I made a set of universal plates work as well just trimmed them down to fit in the strut tower and drilled holes where needed.

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  • mikemounlio
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    I would like to try to mod one of these to fit the festy. I think it could be done very easy.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mitsubishi-L...25.m3641.l6368

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  • mikemounlio
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    Originally posted by reddragon View Post
    I was trying to work out how they attach - the page says they bolt straight into a Mazda 121 Metro/Demio, which have the same suspension as WA festiva, though the pictures show 3 bolt mount to strut tower. There are two bolt versions though - the mazda 323 one looks like it would bolt straight in http://k-mac.com/ebay/images/480216J1/Image1.jpg
    This still has caster in it. I would love to find a unit like this that just has camber in it.

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  • mikemounlio
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    Originally posted by reddragon View Post
    I was trying to work out how they attach - the page says they bolt straight into a Mazda 121 Metro/Demio, which have the same suspension as WA festiva, though the pictures show 3 bolt mount to strut tower. There are two bolt versions though - the mazda 323 one looks like it would bolt straight in http://k-mac.com/ebay/images/480216J1/Image1.jpg
    that does look nice. It would make quick adjustments easy.

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  • reddragon
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    Originally posted by mikemounlio View Post
    I have not actually seen any pictures of them mounted to a festy. They would require all new top mounts. Most people dont want to do that much work when they can just slot the bottom to get their adjustment. I would someday like to try a set with just camber adjustment.
    I was trying to work out how they attach - the page says they bolt straight into a Mazda 121 Metro/Demio, which have the same suspension as WA festiva, though the pictures show 3 bolt mount to strut tower. There are two bolt versions though - the mazda 323 one looks like it would bolt straight in http://k-mac.com/ebay/images/480216J1/Image1.jpg

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