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21-10-2003, 07:44 PM
anyone got mazdaspeed suspension kit for 1996 323f astina? only ever seen them on japanese Lantis, cant find onfo on them, also heard mazdaspeed make strut bars for lantis, yet again not much info.

28-10-2003, 07:22 PM

sik astina
28-10-2003, 07:29 PM
Maybe no one has any information on these products. Actually, I don't think anyone has the Mazdaspeed suspension kit. I'm sure if someone did they'd have posted already.

We're all friends here man, no need to get upset.


28-10-2003, 08:25 PM
sorry man, yer right.
seeing that modified astina is very popular in australia compared to other places.

28-10-2003, 10:24 PM
have a look through everyones readers rides if you dont believe one of our mose respected members dude, noone has mazdaspeed stuff simply because its not common in australia. like you say you have only seen them on japanese cars as thats where mazdaspeed lives.

in australia your more likely to find whiteline and KYB sporducts for your car

sometimes peoples threads go a miss..no need to get narky about it :)

cheers mike

28-10-2003, 10:51 PM
mazdaspeed is mainly a US based endeavour. They have moved onto the Protege5 so wont see any new products for the BA range i dare say.

28-10-2003, 11:47 PM
well the BA range was never released in the states anyhoo so me thinks what jimbo is saying is on the money :)

cheers mike

29-10-2003, 01:00 AM
Mazdaspeed is overpriced and you can get same if not better through other means.
The springs are Eibach so you can simply buy them direct and the shocks look to
be KYB AGX's yet they never released the AGX here for a BA Astina, I asked.
Personally I would go Koni's as they are rebuildable.



29-10-2003, 01:04 AM
i remeber dan telling me how he wanted togo lower once and he said the way todo it is to have the shocks rebuilt, however he was also saying that hed rather get some stock ones rebuilt than the konis as itd be a waste. this was wayyy over 12 months ago. ive kinda forgotten the conversation but myeh!

cheers mike

31-10-2003, 11:31 AM
yeah kinda what mike said

With the Koni inserts, i can't go as low as i want to because the konis are just too tall. i've still got another 2cm i could go down on my coilover sleeves - and it's kinda a waste to hack into perfectly good konis - if you could find someone to do it, as not even Koni want to.

so one day what i'll do is get some standard ones shortened and revalved...one day

31-10-2003, 04:20 PM
hey hey,
i have some standard ones, want me todo the work for u?

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31-10-2003, 04:28 PM
hahah er how about NO!

31-10-2003, 04:44 PM
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31-10-2003, 09:32 PM
Dan the locating bolt thread at the bottom of the strut that
holds the insert into the strut is about 2cm thick. You can cut
the bolt and thread to 1cm to give you another cm of drop.
Not much but is almost half an inch, wont hurt.