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.
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.
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
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).
I took the struts apart & the springs that were in there are 15" uncompressed.
Found this great thread, has good info for coilovers.