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Anyone tried these coilovers? by EvilSqueezles
Started on: 07-28-2013 11:33 AM
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My suspension on my rebuild is shot and I want rear coil covers to match cut front springs. Anyone tried these before?

http://item.mobileweb.ebay....&itemId=161073316038

I know there's good info on here about making your own coil covers, but I'm still not sure where/what all to buy. And for the price of these it would be much simpler if they aren't junk. Thanks.

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My suspension on my rebuild is shot and I want rear coil covers to match cut front springs. Anyone tried these before?

http://item.mobileweb.ebay....&itemId=161073316038

I know there's good info on here about making your own coil covers, but I'm still not sure where/what all to buy. And for the price of these it would be much simpler if they aren't junk. Thanks.

~James


The springs look awfully short. I would recommend a conversion kit from Arraut.

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I would just build your own( //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum9/HTML/000018.html ) and use the Kyb struts, I just finished mine.. My problem with the MK1 set is struts quality is unknown and those springs are very short...

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Report this Post07-29-2013 12:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Silicoan86Click Here to Email Silicoan86Send a Private Message to Silicoan86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It's pretty easy to piece together your own set.

I ordered my springs from Jegs. QA1 10" 250 in/lb springs.
Here is a link to a 10" 275lb QA1 spring. To find different spring rates just change the last 3 digits of the part number.
http://www.jegs.com/i/QA1/122/10-275/10002/-1

I also ordered Coleman Racing adjustable sleeves from Jegs. It was cheaper to order them from Jegs than from Coleman due to free shipping from Jegs.

http://www.jegs.com/i/Colem...193/420-701/10002/-1

This was all used in the rear of an '86 with new KYB struts.

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I've got a pair that I built myself using Sensa Trac struts, 250# QA1 springs, and the Coleman Racing sleeves/adjusting collars. They were probably on my '87 GT for less than 5000miles. They worked fine. I took them off 'cause I built a new pair using red Koni struts and 300# QA1 springs. I'll post some images later if your interested in buying them. If you PM your cell phone number or email address I can send the images using my cell phone.
Thanks, Ray in TX.
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Here are the images:
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Pm sent.

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With 250 lb spring how did it ride compared to a new stock strut set up with out coil overs??
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From what I've researched the 250# should feel close to stock. Unless you've done a motor swap and added more weight to the back.

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It rode just fine with the 250lb. coils. Felt about like stock and never bottomed. I went to the 300lb. coils on the new build 'cause of the Koni's and I will be installing a 3800 w/automatic soon.
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I think 250lb springs would have been perfect for a sporty daily driver if my car had a 2.8. I do wish I went with a slightly higher rate though (275 maybe) because of the extra weight of my 3.4 dohc. That said, it does ride pretty well and definitely performs better than the stock set up. It's probably close enough that I'll never actually bother changing it.
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Report this Post07-30-2013 09:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for EvilSqueezlesClick Here to Email EvilSqueezlesSend a Private Message to EvilSqueezlesEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My plans exactly. Nicest thing is when I do my motor swap (3800 or LS, undetermined), I can simply put in a heavier spring. But thats a year+ down the road. Gotta get it safe with the 2.8 for now for work.

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