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#1 EricSQ

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 02:01 PM

Hello All.
I'm a Newbie to the site and look forward to sharing the joy of the StarQuest vehicles and helping minimize the frustration that comes with 30yo vehicles as well.  I'm a Mechanical Engineer living in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I recently purchased a black '86 Starion with an LS swap.  The car is a driver and looks decent enough on the outside, but the interior is shot, the suspension is too soft and the modified steering system is sketchy.  I was lucky enough to find an '87 Starion for sale 10 miles away.  The previous owner complained of overheating and told me in needed towed, so it made for an excellent parts donor car.  One problem....It's too nice to just hack it up.  The "parts car" starts ride up and drives, and has a beautiful interior with soft supple black leather.  My only issue is do I turn the '87 into a drift car or send it on to another owner who may want to restore it.  That question will answer itself as my project evolves.
I'm not new to StarQuest's as I did own an '89 Conquest Tsi back in the early 90's.  I traded that Conquest in 1995 when I lived in San Diego.  It was yellow, automatic, had Eibach lowering springs, a SuperTrapp muffler and side marker lights.  It would really be funny if someone knows of that very car.
I have seen some adjustable coil-overs on eBay for ~$1,000 and may go that route to improve the stance and camber of my black car.  If anybody has a used set of coil-overs at a lower price I would be interested.  If anyone is looking for a part off the gold car, I can entertain offers (so long as I don't need the part myself).
Hope to hear from you guys/girls.

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1988 Chrysler Conquest Tsi (sold)____1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL (sold)
1987 Mitsubishi Starion (sold)_______ 1986 Mitsubishi Starion LS Swap (sold)
2015 Subaru WRX (sold)___________ 2002 Chevy Silverado Z71 (For Sale)
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo (project)____  2000 Chevy Silverado Shortwide (DD)





#2 NikoFab

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 02:55 PM

Welcome!

I can get you D2 Racing Coilovers cheaper than anyone.  Let me know if you'd like to go that route.

#3 EricSQ

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 04:43 PM

Thanks NikoFab.  I think that was the brand I was looking at on Ebay,  It will take me a little bit to replenish my project funds.  How much do you sell them for?
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1988 Chrysler Conquest Tsi (sold)____1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL (sold)
1987 Mitsubishi Starion (sold)_______ 1986 Mitsubishi Starion LS Swap (sold)
2015 Subaru WRX (sold)___________ 2002 Chevy Silverado Z71 (For Sale)
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo (project)____  2000 Chevy Silverado Shortwide (DD)

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 05:26 PM

Welcome!!!!

got my D2's from Nick. awesome price great to deal with!

Contact BC_99 to mod them and powder coat them.


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http://www.starquest...howtopic=115107

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Black 87 Starion ~ Mess SOLD!!!

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#5 EricSQ

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:28 PM

I think I will have to get the D2's from Nick then.
I also just noticed the National Meet is in Branson, MO this October, which is only three hours from me.  Maybe I could work in delivery to Branson on those coil-overs. :D
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1988 Chrysler Conquest Tsi (sold)____1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL (sold)
1987 Mitsubishi Starion (sold)_______ 1986 Mitsubishi Starion LS Swap (sold)
2015 Subaru WRX (sold)___________ 2002 Chevy Silverado Z71 (For Sale)
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo (project)____  2000 Chevy Silverado Shortwide (DD)

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:31 PM

View PostEricSQ, on 28 August 2016 - 04:43 PM, said:

Thanks NikoFab.  I think that was the brand I was looking at on Ebay,  It will take me a little bit to replenish my project funds.  How much do you sell them for?

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 12:00 PM

Are you going to make those bolt cover caps for the cover under the steering wheel I see in the photo gallery?
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Posted 25 October 2016 - 01:30 PM

View Postpcristquester, on 25 October 2016 - 12:00 PM, said:

Are you going to make those bolt cover caps for the cover under the steering wheel I see in the photo gallery?
No.
The PLA is too brittle.  I've already broken the clips on both versions I've made.  The best bet would be a molded copy using ABS plastic.

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1988 Chrysler Conquest Tsi (sold)____1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL (sold)
1987 Mitsubishi Starion (sold)_______ 1986 Mitsubishi Starion LS Swap (sold)
2015 Subaru WRX (sold)___________ 2002 Chevy Silverado Z71 (For Sale)
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo (project)____  2000 Chevy Silverado Shortwide (DD)




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