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Old 02-02-2002, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default Coil over on stock struts..what about the strut boots?

looking for suspension for my 01RS
for anyone who has put add-on type coilovers on stock struts. most coilover kits look like they have a pretty small diameter spring. this doesnt look like it would clear the stock strut boots. has anyone run into this problem?....also how would you go about running these type coilovers on the stock struts. I dont believe the stock strut has a knock off spring perch....so would the sleeve just sit on top of it?....can some one fill me in.

this sounds pretty complicated so Im thinking about just getting lowering springs.

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Old 02-02-2002, 08:06 PM   #2
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As far as I know, you can't put coilover springs on the stock struts, for all kinds of reasons. You either get coilovers, or a kit designed to work with a strut like the KYB AGX, from some place like Ground Control.

If you're trying to keep costs down, the AGX with a lowering spring might be just the ticket for you.

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Old 02-02-2002, 10:33 PM   #3
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Puting coil over converssions on stock struts will ussually result in a spring that over powers the strut, thus may look good but suspention is useless and the car is to low adding to the uselessness. Go get some Eibach's for your stock set up should run you about 365USD.
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Old 02-04-2002, 12:21 PM   #4
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thanks for the info guys

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Old 02-04-2002, 06:51 PM   #5
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Aftermarket coilover kits for the stock struts (like Ground Control's) really aren't that complicated or difficult to install. I'm not advocating that you use them... you have to choose between paying for the ability to adjust ride height, corner weights, and spring rates vs. a fixed ride height (set by the spring mfr.) and no ability to adjust corner weights or spring rates. Take a look at the Ground Control web site, and/or give them a call if you're leaning that way... their tech support is pretty good.
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