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QA1 10" 650lb spring. I started here based on someone here at TCCOA who converted a Koni to coil overs and it worked out well for him.
Probably me, lol. Seriously impressed with your work, looks great man.

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Nice fab skills. I am in the process of fabricating some brackets to use a bilstein coil-over shock on the front of my car. I was wondering if you knew how harsh of a ride the #650 springs are? I would like to go that much but am afraid to because my car is a daily driver.
For a DD, I personally wouldn't want to go more than about a 500# spring. The stiffest conventional lowering spring is something like 450# if I remember right. I kind of made an educated guess with the 650#, and it worked well, but both of my cars that my coilovers have been on have been race cars, so not much (in the case of my '97), or no (my '91) time on the street.

The beauty of this set up is that the springs are dirt cheap, so if they're too stiff or too soft for your liking, you can change it, and a 2.5" sring is available in whatever rate you want

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I ran a the numbers using this: http://www.ridetech.com/info/spring-rate-calculator/

http://www.markviii.org/info/specsmain.html

Curb weight: 3761lbs

Weight Dist: 67/37 2520/1241lbs

Front corner weight: 1260lbs

That 67/33 weight distribution sounds suspect to me, more like what a bad FWD car would have. If you look at the 97-98 in that chart from the Mark VIII site, those cars magically had 53.7/44.3, which seems more plausible. There is nothing on the Gen 2 Mark VIII to change the balance that much compared to the earlier cars. I'd suggest recalculating the spring rate based on the later specs.

Nice work on what you've done so far, and great intrawebs search skills coming up with the similar dimension inserts to use.


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Thanks all. I've been busy with other stuff so I've not finished the second strut. Hopefully here in a couple weeks I'll get it done, get them on and have a report.

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Thanks all. I've been busy with other stuff so I've not finished the second strut. Hopefully here in a couple weeks I'll get it done, get them on and have a report.

Not to distract, but how did that 68 Ford turn out?

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In progress.... Hoping to epoxy prime the cab this weekend.

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The insert is for a Mitz 3000 GT. Lots of interwebs searching came up with it. Length extended, collapsed, and vehicle weight made it the closest match. Cheapest price I found was $135 shipped.
Which year 3000?

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Which year 3000?
91-99.

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In progress.... Hoping to epoxy prime the cab this weekend.

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Have we driven this thing yet?

To be entirely honest, I'd rather build a truck similar to this one, versus sticking with a MK8....

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It's going to be the Mk8 replacement... lol

Need to update my sig tho... I put in 4.10's instead.

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Have you had a chance to finish this project? I know some others including myself were looking for alternatives. I was looking at the Koni Race inserts. Pricey and they would require a modified housing. I was mainly just interested in an insert but you've made a very cool coilover setup.


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It seems like that the inserts are all the M12 guys really care about here. Unless I misunderstand, the Bilstein inserts should work just like the Koni inserts and if we follow the same procedure we can put them on our cars.

Am I missing something?

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No. I applaud SATURN5 for finding a insert that should work for our cars. The fact that he used the same and designed a coilover setup is even better! The only difference I see between this insert and the discontinued Koni is that the Bilstein may require a spacer in the MN12 shock housing.


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No. I applaud SATURN5 for finding a insert that should work for our cars. The fact that he used the same and designed a coilover setup is even better! The only difference I see between this insert and the discontinued Koni is that the Bilstein may require a spacer in the MN12 shock housing.
OK. That may make sense. I guess we need some measurements of the Bilstein part and the same measurements from the Konis. The curb weight is almost the same between the Mitsubishi 3000GT and our cars.

We already have coilovers so I don't see a reason to get rid of what we have. That just complicates things so I wouldn't do it unless it was absolutely necessary.

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I really need to at least do these inserts, my car feels like a bag of ass with the beefed up Bilstein Cobra convertible shocks out back and worn out KYB's up front. I call it a BS drag setup lol, it lets the front lift quite easily.

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Did this project ever get completed? What happened to the pictures?

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So, it looks like this thread dried up. I think I'm going to give it a try. Since I don't want to lose my stock shocks (they are sports IIRC), I bought a couple of cheap OEM replacements on Amazon to use as donors. Those cost about ~$14 a piece. $28 in pure throw away isn't all that bad. The down side is that the Bilstein part 34-050224 is about $160 a piece but I guess that's not too bad for a solid performance part.

I plan to use my OEM style springs. They are Sprint springs IIRC but either way they are not what this thread originally started using.

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So, it looks like this thread dried up. I think I'm going to give it a try. Since I don't want to lose my stock shocks (they are sports IIRC), I bought a couple of cheap OEM replacements on Amazon to use as donors. Those cost about ~$14 a piece. $28 in pure throw away isn't all that bad. The down side is that the Bilstein part 34-050224 is about $160 a piece but I guess that's not too bad for a solid performance part.

I plan to use my OEM style springs. They are Sprint springs IIRC but either way they are not what this thread originally started using.
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Well, I went ahead and ordered the Bilsteins. I got them from Amazon via TRU for about $154 a piece. In for a penny, in for a pound I guess.

I won't have everything I need for at least a week.

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Man, I really wish we had his pictures.

Anyway, I got he Bilsteins. The stock upper mount will have to be drilled out to accommodate the larger diameter bolt on the top of the shock.

That's my first issue to address.

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That's the same problem that keeps us from using the Double-Adjustable Koni Race inserts.

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OK, I did one tonight. We'll just jump straight to the pictures.

Here is my starting point:


Here it is with the guts removed (note: too much tubing here.):


Here is the body with the insert sitting beside it:


It will fit in the tube but requires a press (luckily I have a 20 ton):


Here is the finished product beside the original product:


Several thoughts:
You need a press.
You have to cut off more material than you think.
Try and remember to drill out the bottom of the shock body BEFORE you press the shock in and also remember to remove the nut from the bottom.

Honestly I hope this works. I'm out about $350 if not because of what you have to do to make this work.

I still have to drill out the top mount and then I can swap all of this into the car.

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No one cares about this?

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Mac 1 5/8 long tube headers
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Built Darrin/dirtyd0g AOD with wide ratio gearset
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Same here, I'm quietly lurking in the shadows!

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OK. Today is the day I plan to finish up and install them. Wish me luck.

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