Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:40 PM
they are 1" lower. is that overall length making the car with 1.5" lowering springs a total of 2.5 lower?
will the mookeeh front and rear kit with the springs work? or is it specificly designed for the coilover swap.
back in the day i made some cut and welded strut case coilovers for datsun 240z's, and ae86's but never messed with starion stuff.
im not that into working on cars anymore but my son is. the car is a cheap drift / autox car. i dont want to throw tons of money at it like i used to do in my "car days". anyone use the mookh setup with there springs? decent?
Posted 03 October 2017 - 04:30 PM
A fix for this, which I am going to do, is just take the front strut housings back out, and cut them 1 inch shorter, below the brake line brackets, weld them back together, then drop the inserts back in and be able to set the coil overs on their lowest setting, at about a 3' drop.
Since it is an autox/ for fun car, I would recommend just getting him the coil over kit, then he can just adjust the rear back up 1' to level it out, without having to cut and weld.
Let us know what you decide / how it goes. Goodluck brotha
Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:13 PM
Posted 04 October 2017 - 06:35 AM
ANY OTHER OPTIONS FOR REAR STRUTS? somthing stock. we might just throw the springs on and sell the conquest and get somthing with more aftermarket.
Edited by FORKLIFTD, 04 October 2017 - 06:36 AM.
Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:44 AM
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:46 AM
Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:02 AM
Posted 04 October 2017 - 04:27 PM
D2 and Ksport and xyz coilovers are all the same, made in the same plant overseas. Here is the problem...they are discontinued. Now... a very good friend of mine that bought an 87 from me is working for a new performance shop here in NC and they have been in contact with D2 about the potential of getting them to make a run. D2 agreed to do a run again at some point, but they will need a minimum of 10 sets ordered before they will do it. At that point, they should be around $950 shipped. So, if you decide to pull the trigger on that style of coilovers, you might have to wait for 9 other people to want them too, or adapt some for a different vehicle to it. If you do get coilovers, and the kid crashes the car, then they will be easy to resell to someone else and get most of your money back. Having owned and driven these cars in stock form, and with aftermarket springs, and with sleeveovers, and now on D2s....the difference is ridiculous. They are cheaper and lower quality in the world of coilovers, but they are the best affordable option we have. You might also consider getting in touch with Greg or Tye (google GnT performance) about some polyurethane bushings and mounts if you do upgrade the springs and struts. That will stiffen things up some also. Aftermarket sway bars are getting tougher to find, and sometimes you can find strut tower brace sets to help with the chassis flex also.
Anyway, the main point of my reply is to be sure that you are set up for slinging that car around without oil starving it. Good luck with it.
Edited by BC_99, 04 October 2017 - 04:29 PM.
Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:00 AM
Although the drift tax has pushed up those S class prices, if he stuffs that into a wall it will never be hard to find another shell to swap the parts over to. Cars like the MK3 Supra are still under the radar and might be a good alternative, but getting rare too. Of course, if you have a drivetrain there's always the FC... ok no more rotary jokes.
D2 coilovers are apparently discontinued but if you look on eBay there's no shortage of vendors selling them new, located in the US. Maybe NOS, who knows. Good luck.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:32 PM
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