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Coilover parts

Posted by neotech84, 15 February 2010 · 2163 views

I need to fix my front suspension (struts/springs) and have searched, read this thread, & also the Brian's garage link. Looks like the only 280 procurement issue is the stop with the 2.17" ID. Any thoughts on exhaust pipe here swaged out a little or does the stop need to be larger in diameter than exhaust tubing?

I also noted some of his parts links were not valid part numbers, and by searching here, our member Here Comes Trouble linked this stuff at A1 racing.

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COK12452-H
5" COIL OVER SLEEVE, SPECIAL ORDER, FITS STRUT HOUSINGS, SLEEVE I.D. IS 2.170"

List Price $24.44

Your Price $18.80

In the thread, Trouble advised someone had bought all 100 they had made and he was trying to get in touch with him. He also posted a link to Held Motorsports for 2.170 parts.

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COK12462
COIL OVER NUT FOR 2 1/2" I.D. SPRING, FITS COK12442/48/49 COIL OVER KITS AND COK12453/59 COIL OVER SLEEVES

List Price $16.73

Your Price $12.87

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COK12470
COIL OVER TOP, NON-SLOTTED FOR 2 1/2" I.D. SPRING, FITS PRO SHOCKS and MOST STRUT APPLICATIONS

List Price $16.30

Your Price $12.54


Summit seems to have the best deal for 2.5" springs as listed on Brian's page.

I'm planning on running 10" springs front & rear, no desire to radically lower the car beyond stock ride height (my problem is I curently have 6" between the 14" tire & fender lip, no idea what the rate is for these springs but it must be up there or from another car).

EDIT
I took the struts apart & the springs that were in there are 15" uncompressed.




Found this great thread, has good info for coilovers.




if you have a welder, you can modify the stock top mounts and save an extra $48.

I just welded some 2.5" diameter exhaust pipe in the center of the stock upper metal mount to center the spring. Cheap and effective.

I just got my ground control setup a few days ago and when i test fitted my top hat on to my strut it just slides down to the bottom of the ram isn't it supposed to stop at the base of the threads? i want to retain my factory strut mount so i guess i don't need it at all but not sure i think i may be pulling the exhaust trick on it like mentioned above.