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 Post subject: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:27 pm 
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I wanted a set of Suzukisport suspension like this http://www.suzukisport.com/news/040401s ... index.html but found it was discontinued. Looking round the web I saw some used on a Japanese auction site. Couldn't see how to bid myself, so I asked Cappuccino Sport and they bid for me. Seems they buy stuff off these auctions all the time for Cappuccinos.

The parts go from the seller to Cap Sport in Japan and then get shipped from there, direct to Australia in our case. On top of the auction price there is shipping and a few fees and charges. Without the transport from Japan to here, these added about another third to the auction price in my case. Cap Sport gave me an estimate beforehand so I could set a bid limit and I sent money to cover it by paypal.

There are loads of used Ignis Sport performance parts on yahoo auctions Japan so if there is something you really want this may be a way to get it:
http://translate.google.com.au/translat ... n&ie=UTF-8
For example there's another set of that suspension there now http://page16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u24702605


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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 9:23 pm 
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There are guys in Australia who import directly through Yahoo Auctions. Works out cheaper that way.

I'm pretty sure Cap Sport are in Europe too, so unless they have a shipping agent in Japan your parts are probably traveling half way around the planet before they get to you!

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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 10:00 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:51 pm 
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[YLD80Y] wrote:
There are guys in Australia who import directly through Yahoo Auctions. Works out cheaper that way.

I'm pretty sure Cap Sport are in Europe too, so unless they have a shipping agent in Japan your parts are probably traveling half way around the planet before they get to you!


Cappuccino are based in the UK but have an office in Japan and they ship direct from there to here. I use them because of good experiences in the past. But fair enough if there are local alternatives ... I hadn't heard of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 12:54 am 
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That is very good news Pugman!

Recently I've been looking almost everywhere for parts, to no avail.

Thanks heaps mate~!

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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 8:44 am 
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I'm definitely not dissing Cap Sport, I know that they've helped a few people I know with rare Suzuki parts. I know that their prices aren't the cheapest though. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 2:18 pm 
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BTW how does the SuzukiSport suspension feel Pugman? The one in the link you've posted, is that the Racing one or the Comfort one, remember seeing at least 2 types of suspension on the Suzuki Sport website.

Curious 'cause I'm drooling all over the site now....


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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 6:57 pm 
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Don't know yet as it isn't fitted but I trust Suzukisport to get it right. It is the one listed just as 'suspension set' http://www.suzukisport.com/english/sale ... index.html

I currently use the comfort sport coilover set (http://www.suzukisport.com/news/041104s ... index.html) as I do some trackdays in the car. That is a lot firmer than standard but a good trackday/road compromise.

For a dedicated road car I think the non-adjustable should be better and sometime I'm planning to stop using the car on track (have other plans for non-road driving) so I bought this set to use then. It'll be on the shelf for a while but as it's discontinued I wanted to get in now.

To give some comparison my understanding is:
Spring rates Front Back
Standard 2.5 2.4
Set just bought 4.0 3.6
Comfort/sport 5.0 4.5
There is a harder track set but not sure about those.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 7:57 pm 
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OH i see, thanks for the explanation.

I probably do something with my suspension along the line, probably not Suzuki Sport though, abit to pricey. Might go the cheap end and get some G4's, since I don't see myself doing much (if at all) track days, and I heard G4's are generally good for the price of it.

If all goes well I'm getting a new strut and SPX muffler, all thanks to you Pugman!


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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 11:32 pm 
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Hope you get what you want.

Not sure what G4s are. Have you got a link? The suzukisport stuff can be quite cheap used ... but then it is used.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 6:57 pm 
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Yeah, there's that set of Suzuki sport suspension...gone 30,000 kms, going really cheap but probably need a service. Prefer a brand new on in the case of suspension

G4 Racing coilovers, some info here at the Just Jap site: http://justjap.com/store/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=10&sort=&sort_direction=&page=2 or search in Ebay.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 4:07 pm 
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Pugman can you give me your contact details at Capp Sport?
I want to source a strut brace from them
Looked into getting one made here in Melb but the guy wants $600-$800!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Used Ignis Sport performance parts from Japan
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 7:23 pm 
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Try [email protected], site is http://www.cappuccinosport.com/

http://www.maz-sport.com/ for cusco


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