JIC FLT-A2 Coilover Install - 2004 Mazda RX8



JIC Coilover Install - 2004 Mazda RX8

JIC coilover install
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How to install suspension on your Mazda RX8, JIC coilovers in this example-

We hooked up with a pre-order of JIC coilovers so we are one of the first to install before the rest of the retail market on our RX8. The box arrived on 11/21/2003 from Brian at Good-Win Racing:
NEW! Adding remote adjusters to the rear adjusters..... How to for the rear adjusters

The first thing we noticed was that the spring rates were crossed out, and we got 1KG more than expected in the front..... we got 9/5 kg's, instead of the usdm 8/5's. Here's a few pics before the install, click on an image to view it full screen:    

We did the rears first as they are the most difficult to do on the RX8. Open the trunk, and remove the road wheels. In the trunk you will find some plastic screws that will have to be removed to get to the upper strut areas.

The first thing to do is remove the head light leveler arm, and the sway bar link, left rear side here

After that, remove the 14 mm upper bolts and lower bolts in the trunk. Afterwards, there is a 12 mm that you have to undo from the bottom of the car.

Then mark the inner rear link bar, we spray a bit of yellow paint here, and then scored it with a screwdriver to mark alignment for reassembly.

Remove the rear shock/spring assembly, and it will take a bit to undo.. Did you undo the sway bar links on both sides for easy prep? After that, transfer the upper cone assembly to the new coilovers. Positioning of the coilovers should be even for the rear for reference for install... but you will have to adjust them to approx height later, and then corner balance.

JIC coilover install
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