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Does anyone know if coilovers from say a 95 escort will fit a 2000 zx2.. Im pretty sure the suspensions are the same but I have to be sure of it...
 

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yep!

they are the same! just the top of the zx2 stuts are a little bigger! strut wise, but springs are the same!
 

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Sweet because I plan on purchasing a 2000 zx2 quite shortly and why should I go and spend $400 on a set of ground control coilovers when I can get R-1's for like $80...
 

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The bottom sleeve should be ok....

The top hat will probably need to be drilled out a tad bigger for the 3rd gen's larger strut rod.

I do know of ZX2ners that have used the Escort Coilovers and have had a problem. :? but I don't think it was anything major
 

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Sweet because I plan on purchasing a 2000 zx2 quite shortly and why should I go and spend $400 on a set of ground control coilovers when I can get R-1's for like $80...
OMG, dude, you have got to be kidding me.

The difference between R1 and GC is NIGHT and DAY. Going out and spending the least amount of money you can is a BAD move (a riceboy move, actually), because you'll get what you pay for in the end...do yourself a favour and LEARN about the stuff you want to buy before you do it.

Being a longtime ZX2 owner, I speak from experience...your best bet is to run springs and struts, like Eibach/Tokico...that is the most durable setup...you won't be replacing struts every 1000 miles or so like you would with cheap-ass coilovers like the ones you mentioned. The ZX2 does not currently have (or will probably ever have) an adjustable strut available either (recommended for coilover use).

My 2 cents.[/quote]
 

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I have already planned on getting tokico struts all around... and I really must disagree with your hate for the R-1 spring.. I have installed these springs on both a cavy and a neon for my friends and they seem to me to be just as good quality as any others I have seen.. neither of the two have had any problems with the springs and the only reason I say that they cost so little is because I they can be easily found on e-bay...
 

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well, you still get what you pay for, bottom line. $80 coilovers are just that...$80 coilovers. I personally wouldn't entrust my safety with $80 parts.

have fun!
 

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Hey maybe I lucked out and will change my mind on which springs to get.. I found a set of GC for $150 ... hmm...
 

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unfortunately I did wait to long and the guy had sold them.. If it wasnt for work I would have probably had them... damn job.
 
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