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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.






#2 aknorthstar

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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
I got blisters on my fingers!!!

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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

Edited by croquest87, 03 February 2019 - 06:23 PM.


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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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