Do they sell anything like Ground control for these cars? I want to have the ability to raise or lower the ride height without compromising the smooth ride. The way this is acheived is an adjustible perch on the shock.
Ah, That makes a lot of sense now. So it looks like there is no real easy solution for ride height adjustability. I'll probably end up with a "set it and forget it" setup in the front and have an air bag setup in back since I plan to use it for towing.Originally posted by AutocroSSer:
OK, I'll take another approach here
A coilover setup for the rear would require some re-engineering of the suspension mounting points.
You can't safely use the shock mounts, because they aren't nearly beefy enough to handle supporting the entire weight of the back half of the car. You would bend them (best case) or outright shear them off in very short order.
The spring mounts aren't set up to take "bolt in" components like a coilover. They are set up for pigtailed ends that simply rest on the mount both upper and lower.
Thus, you're not gonna have a "buy it, bolt it on and play" solution here. Combined with the relative ease of changing rear springs on these cars (about a 20 minute job), there has been practically zero demand for a rear coilover solution on these cars.
As for the front LCA spring pockets, they just need some more metal in them around the shock mounting holts to properly support a coilover type shock. SAGMO member Steve Bowman can show you the dramatic results sometime of what happens when that reinforcement isn't there....