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Old 07-26-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Coilovers..?

Wait am I stupid or could I just buy this: GenuineSaab.com

To use with my Koni adjustables and springs?

Ultimately, I want to be able to adjust my ride height. Will this do it?

Any info will help ,thanks!
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Unless he's changed his mind Nick won't sell the coilovers to anyone unless one shows proof they're being used for the track
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That's weird because he mentions street use and even " If you are simply wanting the tires to rub the fenders we can do that but assume no responsibility".

Anyone else try to order these? or have these?
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It does not say for street use... It says for street use, use standard koni lowering springs.

Plenty of people use these coil overs on the street... But they are not for wimps.
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It does not say for street use... It says for street use, use standard koni lowering springs.

Plenty of people use these coil overs on the street... But they are not for wimps.
What do you mean exactly when you say these coilovers are not for wimps? I haven't seen any cars here on TSL using them except yellowjet.
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What do you mean exactly when you say these coilovers are not for wimps? I haven't seen any cars here on TSL using them except yellowjet.
There's a reason.

It's a seriously stiff ride. The coilovers are best suited to cars that aren't driven daily on regular roads. (although you might be able to get a set with a lower spring rate that wouldn't be as jarring...but then you might be over-damped)

Send Nick an email explaining what you're looking for and how you intend to use the car.
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Yup, emailed him already. Also, why hasn't anyone made camber plates?

They seem pretty simple to make with a CNC machine correct? I don't know, can someone enlighten me on these things?

My idea is getting GS coils with lower spring rates, and somehow make camber plates for the front.
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Isn't really enough room in the tower for a camber plate.
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Yup, emailed him already. Also, why hasn't anyone made camber plates?

They seem pretty simple to make with a CNC machine correct? I don't know, can someone enlighten me on these things?

My idea is getting GS coils with lower spring rates, and somehow make camber plates for the front.
you cant use the koni springs you have on your struts now as the spring perch needs to be cut off. his coilover kit uses coil springs and you have to use the solid pillow joint mounts nick has on the website. and thats why camber plates wont work. the only way to adjust camber is to get the sellholm racing control arms which have camber/caster adjustments.

like some ppl said, unless you need the extra grip it might not be necessary to get his coilover kit. if your just looking to lower the car more you could probably just cut your springs. or come up with a clever solution like most saab ppl do looking for parts that nobody makes lol
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Unless he's changed his mind Nick won't sell the coilovers to anyone unless one shows proof they're being used for the track
If you read the latest description, it sounds like he's loosened his rules on selling them and requiring an install at his location.
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Good info guys, thanks!

Problem is, I want my car maybe 1/2-3/4in lower, but Chicago pot holes + winter is seriously horrible so I want to raise it a bit before Winter hits.

Decisions, decisions. Can Raceland or someone just make some ghetto working coilovers for our cars?! or at least 10 for the people that want em?

My only options right now are,

option 1: cut half a coil of my Koni Sports all around.

option 2: Buy the coils and be able to adjust my height, but have a rough ride. I use my Koni shocks with the coilovers right?
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Yep on the Konis. You'll need serious damping to counter the stiffer spring rate of the coilovers.

If you cut the springs, you'll also stiffen the ride but won't have adjustability.
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Ad it's worth asking if you know his coils are only for the front.



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Ad it's worth asking if you know his coils are only for the front.
a good point. i got nicks "race low" rear springs to match the front being much lower. sellholm sells front and rear coilovers but they are crazy expensive
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Do you guys know the drop difference between the Koni sport rears and the Race rears? I don't want to just buy it hoping that it's the perfect height lol.

How does this sound?

Summer/Spring/Fall: Coils/eibach springs up front and race rear springs

Winter: Koni sport springs

I could just switch between setups when the time comes.
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Do you guys know the drop difference between the Koni sport rears and the Race rears? I don't want to just buy it hoping that it's the perfect height lol.

How does this sound?

Summer/Spring/Fall: Coils/eibach springs up front and race rear springs

Winter: Koni sport springs

I could just switch between setups when the time comes.
It's sooooooooooooooo not worth your time and effort to do this twice a year

If proper stance is that crucial, then go with the coilovers and just cut the rears slightly.
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I may do that for stance, but winter is sometimes harsh here in Chicago. If I put the stock springs on my Koni yellows for the winter, would that be bad for my shocks?
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no, but it will be a royal pain in the ass by about the second tie you go to do it. the only real reason people change out suspension for winter (coilovers) in the winter is because low end setups will just rust solid because they use cheap components and no coatings.

very few people actually go raising and lowering the car because it requires a whole new alignment/corner weight etc with a real setup.

but if you truly dont care how the car drives...



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