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    Ion Coilovers for S-Series

    Okay, soo I searched all over this forum and I couldn't find any write up on this, but i'm looking to get some coilovers soon for my 99 sc2 and i was wondering if the coilovers for a Ion would bolt up with minimal modification?

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    nope. But WRX coilovers are pretty close, same with neon coilovers. There are several threads discussing this.

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    Ions are completely different animals.
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    Yea, I've seen discussions and heard about the WRX and Neon coilovers, I was trying to stay within the family lol but damn that sucks, it would've been pretty awesome though

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    Yes the IONs are too different to be useful. Good thought though.
    It's not my fault, blame the radiation.

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    What about using just the Ion cool spring with the SL2 strut assembly? Just curious. About to try using a Cobalt coil spring for my 98 SL2. I have heard a competitor doing this to his race car in the dirt track world to stiffen up his right front.

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    Front maybe, think the diameter is pretty wide compared to Scar. Rears are totally different design on scar.
    It's not my fault, blame the radiation.

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    The spring doesn't care what car it is on. All that matters is the diameter of the spring perches, the height of the spring and the spring rate.
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    I am going to be trying it tomorrow when I get off work in the morning. Got a race I will be attending , so I will advise what I come up with, weather permitting of course.

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    I know they are just springs and can be universal. But coilovers originally for the ION are a totally different design than the Scar suspemsion in the rear.

    You might be able to get them to work for the higher rate. Like I said I'm pretty sure they are a smaller diameter. Let us know if they help out though.
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