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just curious if anyone has heard of ohlins PCV coilovers.


I found some info online about them, but I purchased them based on friends who are in-the-know and track their civics/integras at the lapping day/track level and 2 of them went on to further sanctioned club races etc.

but myself, I had no clue what/who they were to begin with, so just curious if ppl out there have an idea...

they have since discontinued the PCV coilovers for civics tho.

www.ohlins.com
 

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Ohlins are top notch racing shocks... Are the ones you got equipped with the external reservoirs?
I've only seen 1 set of those one a track only civic...
 

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my brothers race bike has ohlin suspension that we installed last year. night and day difference. never seen them on a civic. but in a magazine last month i saw them on a Fit with the external resorvoirs.
 

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unfortunately, it's not the external reservoir model - actually I'm not sure if ohlins ever came out with a line for civics w/ external reservoirs... i could be wrong, but to what I see now on the website, they don't have a listing for civics :(

here is the info I was given by the previous owner - Ohlins PCV Coilovers:

12k front 5k rear main springs springs
helper springs
24-way dampening
height adjustable
full aluminum body,
pillowball upper mounts
No wrenches

my pictures uploaded to http://picasaweb.google.com/vkfwong

other info I found recently while trying to sell these locally (I realize I can't post a for sale thread here yet, and I don't want to violate any rules so I won't post a price here yet)

Originally posted by EM1SiR
Are the rear shocks able to handle a higher spring rate?
I never did, but you should be able to if you send it back to Ohlins.
http://www.ohlins.com/
They look to be discontinued, but when I was searching info for them, it was still in production at the mother webpage at a retail of $2,500 USD

When I bought them, I was told these were the coilovers of choice for Japanese Gymkhana Racing, thus, they were chosen with a 12K front and 5K rear for the set-up of that type of racing.

For my purposes, the pillowball uppermounts and helper springs provided a very "peculiar" drive, it bangs - pillowball, but it takes bumps quite forgivingly - helper springs - to which my friends with very stiff dampers question whether they can whip turns due to the given "butt" comfort, albeit the pillowball sounds - and yes you can totally whip turns on them!

I also had a 22mm rear sway and I was all smiles :)


BEST PICTURES of these Ohlins PCV when NEW. Note at the top left of the webpage, the pics are for CIVIC TYPE R EK9, so exactly the same as the set I am selling:
http://www.abnet.or.jp/personal/higuchi/car/sus/h_sus01.html


"Gymkhana also refers to a motorsport competition class which looks somewhat like Autocross or autoslalom crossed with drifting."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymkhana


"These are similar to the Japanese gymkhana, another type of handling competition. Gymkhanas are even tighter than motorkhanas and autotests, with numerous 360-degree turns around cones and courses that loop back upon themselves. Fast times require a lot of sliding and the end result ends up looking similar to a cross between autocross and drifting. Gymkhanas do not usually require entering reverse gear."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autocross
 
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