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Coilovers
« on: October 18, 2016, 02:21:53 PM »
What coilovers did any V8 swappers go with? Custom spring rates? I will most likely upgrade to BC coilovers sometime after my swap is done. I'm just trying to figure out what anyone else has done. Also, will I need anything else like sway bars or bushings?
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Re: Coilovers
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2016, 07:44:03 PM »
With the extra weight of a V8, even though it's not much, I would think that would justify getting the same spring rates front and rear.
Because you can adjust the height of coilovers, I think you would be more than fine with a set of BC's with stock 7Kg Front and 7Kg rear.

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Re: Coilovers
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2016, 06:50:34 PM »
Ok. Cool.
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Re: Coilovers
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2016, 05:01:59 AM »
So, I pulled the trigger before the sale ends on these:

https://store.bcracingusa.com/products/pontiac

I've never changed to a set of coilovers. The process seems fairly straightforward.  Will these spring compressors be sufficient?

https://www.amazon.com/AMPRO-T70570-Coil-Spring-Compressor/dp/B00A8FNRDY/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1477817280&sr=8-14&keywords=strut+spring+compression+tool
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Re: Coilovers
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2016, 07:38:44 PM »
You will not need spring compressor's to swap the entire unit.  Those are only needed if you are removing the springs from the shocks.

GJ put together a nice thread with pictures on how to do this. 
http://www.kappaperformance.com/forum/index.php/topic,7280.0.html

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Re: Coilovers
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016, 01:23:58 AM »


GJ put together a nice thread with pictures on how to do this. 
http://www.kappaperformance.com/forum/index.php/topic,7280.0.html

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Re: Coilovers
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 11:05:34 AM »
This GJ guy is AWESOME

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2016, 02:02:24 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2016, 03:34:44 PM »
He does tend to find some odd wild life.
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