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    Stress free wheel gap. Not Verified Feedback Score 0 YoshiBishi's Avatar
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    ECS or non-ECS Suspension

    I am looking to change out my suspension in the near future.

    Should I stick with the ECS suspension or change to something else? Which kits would you guys suggest? This is a street car that may see the track a few times in the year, but nothing major.

    Thanks for the input.

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    it truly nothing major than stick with ECS.

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    Are your struts still good? I never found myself using the ECS except at completely random intervals so since my struts are shot I decided to go w/some non-ecs struts and am doing away with the system. Saving a couple bucks by not getting the ECS struts too

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    Yeah ECS really isn't needed. I never use mine unless at random intervals just to feel how bumpy the road really can be in sport mode lol, or when I'm showing off my car to a buddy I'll switch ECS modes. Unless you use it all the time I'd save a few bucks and get KYB GR2's if you plan on lowering with springs or something, or any other non ECS strut of your fancy. I plan on deleting my ECS system just so the capacitors don't wig out and cause more problems down the road, and also since I plan on lowering the car on my tein springs. I'll keep the ECS struts till they blow and then just buy some KYB's or something.

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    ecs is not only soft / sport. It adjusts the shocks all the time depending how you drive your car and it works ! Been driving both and i can tell you there is a difference beetween non ecs and ecs.
    non ecs is horrible .

    Shock Damping Forces (0.3m/s or 0.984ft/sec)
    ECS (all) Expansion Contraction
    Front Hard 2530(558) 1190(262)
    Front Med 1580(348) 1120(247)
    Front Soft 620(214) 970(214)
    Rear Hard 1710(377) 1010(223)
    Rear Med 1160(256) 880(194)
    Rear Soft 560(123) 670(146)

    Non-ECS Expansion Contraction
    Front 1080(238) 540(119)
    Rear 1000(220) 550(121)
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    Nice numbers, I've never seen those. All I will be able to compare my soon-coming non ecs to are 150k mile ecs struts.

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    I don't think my struts are bad, just my strut mount. I am planning on replacing the strut too with a stock ECS one.

    Otherwise, I was going to replace it all with some coilovers. Maybe I will do that later since my ECS works fine, just have a stupid clunking noise every now and then.

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    clunking when going over bumps and stuff usually means the strut is bad. The ECS could still switch back and forth, but if the shock/strut is bad, it really doesn't matter whether the ECS still functions or not, a bad strut is a bad strut.
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