Join Date: Nov 1999
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While I agree that the coil-over geometry up front improves the ride quality, I'm not sure the difference is big enough to justify the added cost, particularly when he's talking about just running normal stock-ish spring rates. The difference in ride quality between a 350# coil-over spring and the equivalent ~1250# conventional spring would be substantial, but I think it wouldn't be nearly as substantial when you're talking conventional springs that aren't even 1/2 that firm. That's just a guess, though - I don't know of anyone that has done a comparison of stock springs vs. equivalent coil-over springs (which would only be ~175#).
I see on another forum that Wes87GT has already ordered some Bilsteins for up front. That should make a nice difference when paired with some appropriate springs, either normal or coil-over.
'89 GT convertible, N/A 357W, MM front susp w/425# coil-overs and Koni D/As, MM TA/PB rear setup (Koni Yellows, 390-430# springs), Stoptech 332mm / 12" Baers, MM 6 point rollbar, Maier 1.5" flared fenders & quarters, 18x9.5" front/18x10.5" rear Enkei RPF-1s (street), 18x10" CCW C-10s (track), etc...