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Sport Suspension Analogs?

What is the current pick on what gets the car closest to the sport suspension settings? I am looking into new shocks/coils and want to convert it to something resembling the sport model. Part numbers and links would be appreciated. I plan on running cobra rear shocks on my vehicle.
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What is the current pick on what gets the car closest to the sport suspension settings? I am looking into new shocks/coils and want to convert it to something resembling the sport model. Part numbers and links would be appreciated. I plan on running cobra rear shocks on my vehicle.
Why not go bigger and better-stock sport pkg wasn't all too hot over stock LX - go with cobra vert rear shocks, Joni adjustable front shocks, vogtland springs, ADDCO sway bars...that would be a nice setup (I don't know if any of those parts are still available new)

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Why not go bigger and better-stock sport pkg wasn't all too hot over stock LX - go with cobra vert rear shocks, Joni adjustable front shocks, vogtland springs, ADDCO sway bars...that would be a nice setup (I don't know if any of those parts are still available new)
Mainly cost.
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For a comfortable ride and good handling on a daily driver, I would suggest Eibach springs and Tokico Blue shocks, if you can get a hold of them. If you don't want the car lowered, then stock Sport or SC springs are actually stiffer than the Eibachs. As for sway bars, early SC sway bars are plenty for a street car, but you would have to buy a set from someone parting out a car, and for the price, it may be worth going with the smaller of the Addco bars.

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For a comfortable ride and good handling on a daily driver, I would suggest Eibach springs and Tokico Blue shocks, if you can get a hold of them. If you don't want the car lowered, then stock Sport or SC springs are actually stiffer than the Eibachs. As for sway bars, early SC sway bars are plenty for a street car, but you would have to buy a set from someone parting out a car, and for the price, it may be worth going with the smaller of the Addco bars.
Where can i get stock springs?
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Correct me if I am wrong - But from what I have found the only "performance" shocks for the front, are the Tokico Blue. They are hard to find; I don't think those are being made any more.

That seems to be the biggest hang up. All the other pars are still possible to track down.

I had a hell of a time finding anything for front shocks.
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Good news, Kenz - they're being assembled in the USA again.

Bad news, Kenz - the backlog is probably about five or six years out.

Good news, Kenz - if you get on the list, you can get them quicker since a lot of the "buyers" are waiting to be able to buy ratneow!!

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From a car being parted out? They're not available new.
That's fun. I may just get the super coupe performance lowering ones, but go to the 3/4 inch ones.

How good are they?
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I may just get the super coupe performance lowering ones, but go to the 3/4 inch ones.

How good are they?
The Vogtlands?

I have them on mine, love 'em!

Nice ride and it doesn't lower too much.

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The Vogtlands?

I have them on mine, love 'em!

Nice ride and it doesn't lower too much.

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Did you have to redo your alignment?
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Did you have to redo your alignment?
I rebuilt the whole front suspension at the time I put them in, so it did need an alignment.

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I rebuilt the whole front suspension at the time I put them in, so it did need an alignment.

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When i took the car to get it aligned at sears they set it just right, the car went from understeer to neutral.
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Just have them spec it the same, alignment isn't magic. Ride height changes effect pretty much everything so there's no getting around it if you're changing springs.

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http://www.autoanything.com/suspensi...A5436A0A0.aspx

I think I got my front shocks here. I went with Bilsteins for the rears. My Vogtland .9" springs match pretty good but they may overpower the blues in some situations I have not tried yet.

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Gordon, how long ago did you get the shocks from them? If it was recently, that is good info for anyone who needs shocks, since a lot of places still list them on the site, but don't actually have them in stock.

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I believe Victor at www.spinningwheels-sc.com and possibly Bill at www.supercoupeperformance.com have been having the Tokiko Blues on and off as they're available - the new US distributor is busy assembling those, and other models, and trying to catch up on the backlog.

You'll have to email Victor and see what the stocking situation is. Bill has it posted on his website main page.

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I think I got mine a couple months ago. I did use their live support and asked for any discount and got 15% off.

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They are showing 20% off for Father's day but I recommend using the live chat to have them check stock.

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So...end of the story for me.

Pulled the trigger and went with Monroe Sensa-Trac ones in the OEM style. my shocks were that bad in the rear. Took the old ones off, you could compress them and not have then bounce back at all. Advance had a 20% off online order pick up in store code. As these are probably just as soft as what came with the car when it left Ohio in Aug 1995, i might as well just replace everything with OEM spec for the LX. I am going to get their quick struts as well, and some moog rear springs with new spring cups.
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