Distant_Midnite wrote:Bumping this back to ask how your suspension build went? I’m just about to pull the trigger on redoing my suspension and your post caught me because of the similarity in what I am trying to achieve. How did your conversion for the rear with the KYB’s go? Also; what springs did you end up using, I’m not really sure what my options are in terms of getting a set of coils when I do my strut work.
Wow...sorry for the long wait. Coil overs are doing well so far. I ended up getting 10 inch 275 pound springs in the rear. 300 was too stiff and the 12 inch spring was too close to the big tire I was running. I got some basic 2 inch ID coil-over sleeves on Summit Racing. I think I got the 8 inch long ones. I cut some 1/8 " steel into rings for the sleeve perch.
The rears were converted to a threaded cap with old Celica front strut tubes. Cut the threaded part off with an exhaust tube chain-cutter. Measured the damper to determine the housing length and welded together. Ground smooth. I used a tight fitting pipe inside to make sure they stayed in alignment.
Also, if your coil over sleeves don't fit really tight to the strut housing, they make noise. I think the long springs actually "ring" over small bumps. Especially the noise lines the put on streets to wake up sleepy drivers. I fixed this issue by using POR15 to basically "glue" the sleeve to the housing. Works awesome.
The AGX dampers will work awesome on summer roads. I ended up switching to front KYB GR2 damper inserts on all 4 corners for the winter. The softer dampening makes bumpy dirt roads and big Alaska frost heaves really fun. I bet I could jump this thing....maybe an inch or 2...