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Rebel Racing Rear Coilover Installation

I think this might be helpful.Beacouse I can not afford buying oem rsr coilover I tried to go with budget way...I ordered coilover instalation kit from REBEL RACING ($300 with free shipping).After few days I recived my parts and I love quality of it!Precise machining,superior anodized finish.I tought that it will be nice to show you guys my I think detailed instalation.I like treads with lot of pictures so here we go...
I started with removing my factory rear bilstains.
This is what I recived...
Those are my new springs Eibach 450 lbs for now I might need stiffer ones later

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Next step was removing upper cover and rubber bumpers from shocks

Here are removed parts I do not to use

Next step was machining small grove for snap ring(supplyed in kit)according to manufacturers specs

Now I had to installed snap rings on both shocks
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Now with snap rings in place I had to slide new threaded colloar on shocks

Next step springs
Now upper collars and washers
And new coilover are ready to go in a car!
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Looks nice.

Did you do the machining of the groove yourself? If not, who did it? Are you planning to revalve the shocks to match your new spring rate?
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Looks good! Make sure your shocks are within their range of motion at your ride height. They can bottom out if the car is very low. Or they can top out, if the car is very high.

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Wow that does look good you will have to keep us posted with longevity results. That is some big time $avings too. I have just installed my TB rear 28mm and frt 22mm I wonder if something similar could be done to the front suspension as well! Maybe our host would be interested in carrying these parts? Send some pics when the car is on ground and give us performance details. did you completely go away from using TBars in the rear? Sry for all the questions
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what are your driving impressions?
I have these also, as helpers.
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Do you have contact info for rebel racing? I googled them and didnt find it.
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Very interesting. I noticed those somewhere on the net a while back and had some interest for my own project. Love to hear how they work for you once installed.

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I have these also, as helpers.
What is the deal with helpers?
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OK, awesome! So $300 for everything pictured? coils, etc? Are these $300 per front and $300 per rear? Did you do both front and rears? sorry for all the ?? but this got me excited !!!!!

PLEASE post or PM contact info, I couldn't find them either : (

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I did a google search for "rebel racing 911" and found this site... A little far away for me.

http://www.coolcavaracing.com/Parts/Suspension/PartsSuspension_CoilOver.htm

Also noticed they are available on EvilBay....somebody named LOOS motorsport on the West Coast.

http://stores.ebay.com/LOOS-Motorsports-Porsche-Parts

STill like to know how they hold up and if they work well.

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Clint. the owner, posts on here often. Hopefully, he'll chime in.

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HELPERS for the turbo squat, that's all. I have 250 lb springs plus the bars.
But I'm after impressions other than mine.
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Clint does custom machine work, restoration and other work, too. He's a great guy. He restored and rebuilt my 930 calipers. Beautiful job.
He also machined the rears for 911 trailing arm installation.
His Dad has an air cooled Porsche shop in Morro Bay for the last 30+ years. So he knows these cars, too. They do a lot of 356 restorations.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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HELPERS for the turbo squat, that's all. I have 250 lb springs plus the bars.
But I'm after impressions other than mine.
You have an interesting setup. What are your impressions so far? And what are the sizes of your torsion bars?
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stock carrera bars, stock sways, 17X 8, 9. bilstein HD/sprt and these 250lb helpers. The car is flat as a pancake at 350 rwhp.
but I wonder hoe it would feel without any t bars and 450 lb springs

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stock carrera bars, stock sways, 17X 8, 9. bilstein HD/sprt and these 250lb helpers. The car is flat as a pancake at 350 rwhp.
but I wonder hoe it would feel without any t bars and 450 lb springs
Jerry - what's the brand of coilovers/"helpers" you use? How was the installation? Easy, hard, medium?

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same as in the picture, rebel racing with eibach springs.
install is less time than it takes to jack your car up and put it on stands. lol
but really, If you're ditching your T bars for something like Clint makes than I would guess 3 hrs.
Lot of people say you can use these alone on a street car without any re enforcement . I'm starting to believe them.
I had a post about these when I put them in a while back.

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