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#1 kepico

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 03:19 PM

SHP Quest w\ the original struts\springs.

Really need to replace the struts for safety but I also need to replace the springs as driver rear side is sagging about 1" and right now probably due to age I have a set of those spacer things to keep it raised to stock height (same height as passenger side)

I think these are my 2 options below?

I'll explain though the car is used for cruising\car show, I've lived with the struts as is for a while now but they get very sketchy on some roads.

So no autocross etc. and I'd also like to keep the completely stock height, I have no interest in lowering the car at all.
Price does not really matter, I have enough set aside for the coil-over option if thats the best idea.


So since I need to replace both springs & struts I am thinking the coil over option is likely my most cost effective solution?

1. Use non-SHP strut housings and replace w\inserts
But only lowering springs would have to be used as they are only available
I think this is the cheaper option but involves more labor?
I'd have to find non-SHP housings but I get to keep my SHP set aside in case I ever sell the car

2. Coil over (KSport\D2)
Covers my need for both strut & spring combo
But not stock looking at all
Probably very overkill for what I am doing with the car
I'll need find a place near me to have my original SHP struts cut & welded
I can't store the originals in case I ever want to sell the car
Can they be used at the stock height?

Are there any options I'm leaving out?

Edited by kepico, 02 February 2019 - 03:20 PM.






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Posted 02 February 2019 - 03:54 PM

I run D2s lowered a little and 36 ride setting adjustments i set to soft for a nice ride or turn it up to stiffen it. Ride is really nice. I also have a 86 with MK1 shocks and it rides nice also. If you have the money i would go for coilovers.Posted Image

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:11 PM

If your shp struts are in working order you could always rebuild em. FSM has complete instructions. I imagine changing the oil would help considerably.

I also have a good set of 87 springs and a set of shp springs
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 10:04 PM

Legion motor sports......on here or e bay............

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 06:11 PM

Yes legion motorsports offers  very nice set up. I am using them on my 87. Front stock spindles get cut off couple of inches above and you ship them to him.He can weld them for you or you can yourself.
Here you go this was from group buy. I recommend the set w adj camber plates.

http://www.starquest...howtopic=155475

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:42 AM

Thanks everyone for your input! I did see the Legion coil-over kit last year but there were no input\reviews of it so wasn't sure about the quality.

Is there any issue with using this kit with wanting stock height? Do I need the adjustable camber kit with stock height?

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 11:55 AM

Just following up on this thread for anyone needing future reference.

I ended up going with the Legion Motorsports complete kit option. I talked to Isaiah and he was super helpful, for my use I found a pair of spindles on Ebay and had them sent directly to Isaiah as he would cut as needed & weld them up for me. So I would have a complete removal of the old adjustable set (and I get to keep them intact) and a complete bolt-in set ready to go.

Attached (if I did this correctly) is the complete set as delivered. As the others on this thread mentioned, you can't beat this set-up. Isaiah was super helpful with everything, there are a few different ways you can go depending on what your needs are and he even cut\welded up the entire thing for me which meant I didn't need to find a local place near me and have to explain what I wanted done and hope it was done right etc.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 07:05 PM

Congrats ,that is a nice setup.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:26 AM

View Post87redcat, on 02 February 2019 - 07:11 PM, said:

If your shp struts are in working order you could always rebuild em. FSM has complete instructions. I imagine changing the oil would help considerably.

I also have a good set of 87 springs and a set of shp springs

Hello, would you care guiding me to where I can read more about the original SHP strut rebuild?
I have a 100% stock 89 conquest, but my SHP struts have seen better days...
I could consider getting coilovers, but I would prefer to keep it as original as possible. Coilovers may be a great improvement for handling, but I really do not do any autocross or racing of any sort; so this alternative may be an overkill for me; not to mention that Im a little concerned about how stiff the suspension may feel. Nonetheless the ability to adjust height and stance would be great!
I understand that front struts just need to be replaced with new inserts. If I go that route, could I use my original SHP housings? Or those inserts only go on the NON SHP housings?
What alternatives are out there for the rear SHP struts? I Im aware the TOP END PERFORMANCE used to make a conversion in order to be able to use inserts as well, but they are currently not doing this until further notice.

Lastly, you mentioned that you have available a set of SHP springs. Do you know if they are saggy at all? PM me the price if they are not
Thanks for your help!

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:18 PM

You can put inserts in shp or non-shp

Some say you have to weld up the adjustable knob hole, but you don't.  

Open stock gland nut, and remove everything and pour out oil.  

Just drop new insert in and use the new provided gland nut

Edited by Preludedude, 17 April 2019 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:13 AM

View PostPreludedude, on 17 April 2019 - 05:18 PM, said:

You can put inserts in shp or non-shp

Some say you have to weld up the adjustable knob hole, but you don't.  

Open stock gland nut, and remove everything and pour out oil.  

Just drop new insert in and use the new provided gland nut

Thank you! I appreciate it!
Any ideas as to where I can find those inserts? KYB or TOKICO would be preferred, but open to suggestions if availability is limited.




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