my rear coilover and front lowering spring kit from WCF arrived yesterday so this morning I got up early to install the rears onto my 87 gt. the kit I purchased were the 1.5" lowering spring and rear coilover kit with 350# springs.
this is what my wheel gap was with stock springs and struts.
these are the parts that I had for each strut install, the black boots are the only things u don't use.
this is the piece of the strut right under where the rod comes out of the body of the strut that had to be taken off so that the adjuster sleeve could go down to the spring perch. I just used a dremel tool with a reinforced cutting wheel and made slits all the way around and then used a flat head screwdriver to pop the spot welds off the body.
this is a picture of the sleeves and springs on a non modified strut and a modified one (where the piece in the above picture was taken off)
this is my wheel gap after both rears are installed. this is with my 3.4l dohc and getrag trans out of the car so I is probably going to go down more
I did the post to help some of the people with questions on what needs to be modified on Monroe sturts to get a coilover kit to work. I followed WCF instructions of how to install and build them (go on their website and click the link of how to move your rear bumpstops and the instructions are posted there.)
the other things that needed to be done is that when u flip the upper bearing housing per wcf instruction u have to trim a very little amount of the top lip so that it will slide into the upper strut mount on the body of the car. u also don't use the stock plate that has the three holes in it that sit above the stock struts. and u need to cut the stock decklid vent holders to take off the piece that goes into where the center hole for the strut because when u flipped the bearing plate over, now u cant fit that piece of the decklid holder into the center hole.
so that is all the stuff I did to make it work. I hope it helps some that had the same questions I did when I started this this morning.