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Old 06-29-2004, 02:56   #1 (permalink)
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GT Adjustable Shocks & Springs

Well im looking for some help here

I have started to play around with my GT's suspension.
Im looking for the best handling option for track days but keeping in mind the car is still to be driven on the street.

I have the following bit and pieces lying around.

1 set KMAC castor camber kit (still in box)
1 pair eibach front springs out of my old XR6T ute (front only )
1 Pair whiteline control springs still in the box (25-40mm lower)
1 pair whiteline control spring in the back of my GT (25-40mm lower)
(now the GT sits level)

But im thinking I should sell the lot except the KMAC kit and buy Flatout whiteline springs (40-50mm lower) and KONI shocks.

However KONI shocks are only adjustable out of the car and cost around $1200

But im thinking of bilstien shock they can do a coil over package for $2890

what do people think?
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Old 06-29-2004, 04:31   #2 (permalink)
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Re: GT Adjustable Shocks & Springs

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I have King Springs And Bilstein Shocks and they are great for Track and Road.
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Don't koni make externally adjustable shocks for the ba? I have them in my el.
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Re: GT Adjustable Shocks & Springs

You can throw out the K-Mac kit as well considering they already have camber adjustment stock.

I'm on my way through the same exercise so maybe we can swap some notes. I'm presently awaiting a rain-less (funny that) day in Melbourne to get some Calder time in with a selection of borrowed springs.

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Re: GT Adjustable Shocks & Springs

i have externally adjustable koni's F&R with height adjustable kings.
700lbs progressive to 900lbs front
400lbs rear
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Guys Once You Lower The Car The Stock Camber Ajustments Isnt Enough To Stop The Tyres From Scrubbing Out As People Who Know Me Know How Low My Car Is
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Re: GT Adjustable Shocks & Springs

I just had a set of custom Bilsteins built up however I didn't spec the adjustable spring platforms (although if you set the body of the shock up correctly this is a minor further change). Too early to tell but I have the shock rate map to work to if things aren't quite right. I like Bilsteins because they now have the guys available here to do the shock rate changes etc. easy.
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I just had a set of custom Bilsteins built up however I didn't spec the adjustable spring platforms (although if you set the body of the shock up correctly this is a minor further change). Too early to tell but I have the shock rate map to work to if things aren't quite right. I like Bilsteins because they now have the guys available here to do the shock rate changes etc. easy.
Do bilstein make Custom shocks with rebound adjustment and also with the option of height adjustable spring plateforms if so Mr Greed how much did they quote you.

I rang bilstein and the had three options avaliavle

Option 1 B8 Bilsteins (shocks to suit lowered vehicles) No springs
Front $558
Back $495

Option 2 B14 bilstein Tuning kit (height adjustable shocks with comp springs)
Complete $2800

Option 3 Motorsprot shocks (Height & rate adjustable with remot reservoirs and comp springs)
complete $7600

After all my research I found that bilsteins are good for track use but on the road is maybe not as good as koni in comfort ride. But im still undecided which way to go.
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Re: GT Adjustable Shocks & Springs

Bilstein used to have reputation for rough ride because they were primarily a race shock and people bought them for a road car. Bilstein also had a tendency to rate them too high which I don't think necessarily applies anymore.

As for your options I had a set of shocks custom built but they're not dissimilar to standard ones - just different ratings. The body of the Bilsteins carries a circlip over which you place a standard cast spring mount or you can fit a threaded 60mm spring platform giving adjustable height. From memory the adjustable height platforms are around $330 a pair??? Bilstein typically specify Eibach springs which are excellent but overpriced out here. As an example (BA Front end) why not go Bilstein shocks $550 plus adj platforms $330 and King 60mm springs $140 Total $1020 for the pair.
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