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Has anyone done coil over conversion on their car.
I am doing the HP TT and want to do the rear also.

Any advice? - please let me know.
 

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No one??!

well, the parts arrived, still waiting for the shocks.
here's a pic if anyone's interested.
Grannatelli Solid lowers, double adj uppers, and coilover conversion...
It wont see the street for a few months because of the other mod's im into,
but if anyone has done the rear coilover - what do you think of it?

 

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Let me know how you like the Granatelli setup. My brother is looking into control arms, and we've thought about going with those for his car.

As for coil overs, on the rear, I can't say that I know anyone that is running them, but I've thought about doing it on mine. I don't know if there is really any benefit to it or not. Do you know if it saves weight ?
 

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The Dark Knight said:
Let me know how you like the Granatelli setup. My brother is looking into control arms, and we've thought about going with those for his car.

As for coil overs, on the rear, I can't say that I know anyone that is running
them, but I've thought about doing it on mine. I don't know if there is really any benefit to it or not. Do you know if it saves weight ?
Will do DK,
I'm still waiting for some parts.
I sent back the double adjustable uppers, for the quiet adjustable uppers,
with a bushing. Because I found out the regular doubles are noisy, and I hate noisy cars.
Grantenelli also makes weight jacker arms, steel or alum, if you dont want to do coil overs,
their prices are good too. better that steeda.

Well, the benefits of the coilovers is that you can raise and lower it with the
turn of a wrench. they will be stiffer than the stock springs. That along
with the control arms, should stop axle deflection, and handle the power better. less wheel hop,
straighter axle under torque means more power to the ground.
I like the idea of being able to change the ride height also. Plus it's different.
I'll post some pics of it when I'm done.
 

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teenv6 said:
How much was that coilover setup?
The Grantinelli coilover conversion kit, solid lower control arms,
and adjustable uppers, and MM XL full length sub frame connectors
cost me 510 shipped, and arrived in 3 days.
I'm pretty happy with that.
Ordered them from JDSPerformance.com
The shocks come from summit and were about 85 bucks.
 

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OK here we go again

This is JR Granatelli. I hope you are happy with the product. I agree the double adjustable solids are a bit noise but it comes with the territory whenever you go solid mount. if perfect drivability is what you seek, then the weight jacker rear should work well. the sold lower as pictured above with the coilover conversion is nice too. I hope you are happy. What kind of rear shocks did you purchase?
 

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J.R. Granatelli said:
This is JR Granatelli. I hope you are happy with the product. I agree the double adjustable solids are a bit noise but it comes with the territory whenever you go solid mount. if perfect drivability is what you seek, then the weight jacker rear should work well. the sold lower as pictured above with the coilover conversion is nice too. I hope you are happy. What kind of rear shocks did you purchase?
Thanks for the input J.R.
I don't know a ton about suspension. So, I'm learning as I go.
I will be getting the coilovers on the front, and wanted to do the rear also.
I want to drop the car & want to get it sitting just right, & I'm not sure exactly what measurement
that will be. So i figured the coilovers would be nice that way.

The shocks recommended by JDSPerf. were the lakewood 50/50. He said their a drag shock, but work
with the coilover conversion. Is that correct?
Your title makes me think you've explained this before...,but,
What would be the differences in ride between the weight jackers and coil overs?
Street driving mostly, occasional track runs, 450 HP neighborhood.

I am ready to order the front coilover setup also. It will need to work
with the HP turbo kit.
What do you recommend for the front. Is there any options on spring
rate that would effect ride quality?

Post up or PM me - I'd like to know.
Thanks-
 

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No response from R.J...
He's a busy guy.

Well I got them installed last weekend.
Droped the rear 2 1/4.

A few days ago I ordered the front coilovers, K member and A arms.

Here's some pics of the rear.




 

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Front parts are here.
Got some stuff from Steeda to go with the Granatelli Front coilovers (and TT)
QA1 K memeber and A arms, bumpsteer, and quiet uppers.
I'll start puting them in next week.
 

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Anyone interested in pics of that stuff?

Still looking for feedback if anyone has done it before..!
 

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I have front and rear coilovers. I can't tell any difference with the rear coilovers. The ride is the same and there is no noise. The front coilovers are a little noisy and ride about the same as 4 cyl springs. I have D&D coilovers in the front with lakewood 90/10's and 175 lb 14" springs. In the rear I have xtc coilovers with lakewood 50/50's and what they call a drag racing spring. Not sure of the rate.
 

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What kind of shock are you using on the rear with that rear coil over conversion setup ? I didn't see what kind of shock you were using listed above. Thanks.
 

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What kind of shock are you using on the rear with that rear coil over conversion setup ? I didn't see what kind of shock you were using listed above. Thanks.
The lakewood 50/50's - thats what they recommend.
Got them from summit.
 

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Hmmmm. So I take it those shocks were specifically designed for coil overs, right ? I have a set of 10 way adjustable QA1 shocks here, but they're the standard kind. I don't think you can use a coil over kit with them.
 

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Hmmmm. So I take it those shocks were specifically designed for coil overs, right ? I have a set of 10 way adjustable QA1 shocks here, but they're the standard kind. I don't think you can use a coil over kit with them.
well DK, the coilovers fit reeeeealy tight over the shock body. Apparently there
are 2 others that fit, but you have to grind the welds off the bottom cap
of the shock. The lakewoods have a weld that doesn't protrude past the body
of the shock.
I'd say call JDSPerf and ask them.

I'll be tearing into the front end this week, front coil overs, K member, A arms, ball joints CC plates.
I'll post up with some pix. :)
 

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Stephen00GT said:
I have front and rear coilovers. I can't tell any difference with the rear coilovers. The ride is the same and there is no noise. The front coilovers are a little noisy and ride about the same as 4 cyl springs. I have D&D coilovers in the front with lakewood 90/10's and 175 lb 14" springs. In the rear I have xtc coilovers with lakewood 50/50's and what they call a drag racing spring. Not sure of the rate.
Thanks Stephen.
How long ago did you do it.
How do you like it over all? How much did you drop your car.?
 

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Here's the parts for the front end.
parts parts parts.

Those are the quiet uppers in the middle.

 

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I see you have spring perches for the front, are you going coilover or no?
 
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