internetautomart
internetautomart SuperDork
10/11/10 11:02 a.m.

The future calls for me replacing the struts on my DD 240sx. My requirements are that the car not get lower at all. I do want a decent ride akin to the stiffness I have now. I would like to be able to adjust the ride. I am leaning towards a coilover setup because it comes with new mounts and springs (something i would like to replace on a 19yr old car.)
I guess the real question is : Is there a coilover setup that doesn't automatically drop the car? and of course the cheaper the better

Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess SuperDork
10/11/10 12:23 p.m.

I put Ground Control coilovers on my Rolla and it didn't drop the car, or not much over the old, worn out springs if it did. You just adjust it up. I could have dropped the car a lot, but then getting out of my driveway would be "challenging."

Brotus7
Brotus7 Reader
10/11/10 12:25 p.m.

Coilovers have adjustable perches and you can play around with different height springs to adjust the ride height.

A popular combination in the MR2 world are Ground Control coilover sleeves with Koni yellow shocks. A similar combo ought to be available for the 240sx. It will probably run about 1k though.

internetautomart
internetautomart SuperDork
10/12/10 5:51 p.m.

OUCH! the GC setup (w/konis) is $1700. Way to rich for me right now. Maybe I'll just stick to stock replacement stuff

Cone_Junky
Cone_Junky Reader
10/12/10 6:02 p.m.

I bought some used Ohlins coilovers from ebay for mine ($1500). They adjust from a 2" drop to higher than stock. If anything you could purchase replacement coilover springs that are 1" (or more) taller if it's too low at it's highest setting.

internetautomart
internetautomart SuperDork
10/12/10 6:34 p.m.

interesting idea on swapping springs out. I may do that on a cheapo set. I do need to go through the whole suspension though

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