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Recommendation for coilovers with tubular K member/A arms

Trying to get my car to handle better. Car was set up for drag racing, but now I want it as more of a street car. It has Lakewood 90/10 front coilovers. Not sure of the current spring weight. Car also has "Team Z" A-arms and K member. Would a pair of Strange 10 way or Bilsteins, Tokico etc. struts fit my K member, A arms? Maybe a stiffer spring set like a 12"/250lbs or so?

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Team z, upr and aje build strip type k members. You will be better off with a maximum motorsports k member for your goals. Sell what you have and move forward.

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since "better handling" is subjective

i recommend you go to max motorsports FAQ section and start reading from "getting started section"

that way you can tailor it to your goals https://www.maximummotorsports.com/G...rted-C723.aspx
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The struts attach to the spindle and the strut tower, not the a-arms. Assuming you have a factory spindle, then any strut designed for the Fox platform should work. With that said, there are some caveats.

The 86 and earlier cars and 87+ I4 cars used a strut mount with a wider flange. The 87+ v8 cars and all the sn95 cars used a strut with a narrow mounting flange. Therefor, if the strut you select is designed for the 86 and earlier or 87+ I4 cars, they should come with spacers for the later narrow flange cars. However, if the strut is designed for the narrow flange, it won't fit the earlier strut mount flange.

For a very good entry level, handling strut/shock, I vote for Bilstein HD. For the front, you will need to buy the C/O conversion kit from MM if you go this route. Buy the 94-04 rear shocks which are a better design than the earlier ones. These also can be converted to C/Os in the future if you wish.

I'd recommend a front C/O spring rate at the 250-275# (mild) up front. For the rear, a conventional in the 200# range assuming a stock 4-link rear suspension.
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Strut mounts are the same 4cyl or 8cyl. The difference is 89 and older take one style, 90 and newer take another.

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