Sounds like a nightmare getting sent the wrong part.
I am in the same boat regarding coilovers as the roads are rubbish here so the OEM set up will do me.
Used units are always a risk as you cannot even rely on honest answers about the amount of KMS they have covered etc.
I'll probably try the EP3 route or Bilstein shocks rather than coil overs.
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Yep, re the wrong part drama set back my project for about 6 weeks. Between trying to file the claim, get it investigated, and then shipping the correct part to Jamaica. Cost me a bit of money too, because now i have one KYB AGX for a Miata/MX5 that i paid money to bring to Jamaica and have no use for.
I agree buying used is a challenge for sure, but i couldn't figure out any way to get back to stock ride height, which would be needed if I planned to daily/semi daily the DC5R. I will do some measurements before and after about the ride height (centre cap to fender, door sill to ground, front bumper lip to ground etc) just to see how much difference moving back to OEM will make.
I actually got my suspension from a facelift (mine is pre-facelift) but it is generally agreed that the facelift with the reverse coil-winding is better, controls bump steer better etc. Going to try with the used OEM front struts but the back ones were definitely completely shot, hence the KYB AGX.
Honda isolators came in yesterday though, will run it around the tightest coils to hopefully prevent clunking at full bind.
Let's hope 4 of em is enough cause I don't have time or energy to buy more.
Hoping my mechanic is free this weekend to complete the swap because I don't have coil spring compressor/clamps at home so I'll need to do the job at his shop.