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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-02, 12:04 PM
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Ground Control?

I have a 1995 SE, I want to lower my car with Ground Control coilovers. Do I have to get new springs or anything else, or do these hook right up stock? Sorry for the ignorance, but never done this mod before.

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ground control coilovers are comprised of:
  • springs
  • struts
they are configured so that you can easily adjust the ride height of your vehicle. quite a few probers have them. gil starr (scpoc member) has them on his car.


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I thought the GC's were just the springs & the threaded tube with the mount ring. The struts are separate (and from everything I've read must be modified to accomodate the coil overs.

Gil? any input?

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You don't have to mod the strut it just looks cleaner to remove the spring perch.

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I thought the GC's were just the springs & the threaded tube with the mount ring. The struts are separate (and from everything I've read must be modified to accomodate the coil overs.

Gil? any input?
The GC's consist of the springs and the adjustedable tube with the mounting ring. You supply the strut or you can just use OEM. But depending on which strut you use you have to cut the strut's perche to fit the tube and ring.

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I have the tokico 5-way adjustable with GC's and you have to grind a ring at the top of the strut body to make them work. It was really easy and the perch removal was easy too. GC's will work on any strut but you may have to modify them alittle

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You can use your stock shocks, but aftermarket shocks are HIGHLY recommended when upgrading yoru springs, especially with ground controls, seeing as they are fairly stiff. If you stay on your stock shocks, you will have a nasty bumpy ride, and your shocks will blow eventually. I highly recommend ground controls :tup:

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