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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:26 pm 
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Love your Car man. Any updates on the car since your last post? I'm planning on doing the DIY coilovers to my car as well. What length springs did you get for coil overs and where did you get the bearings for the springs? Also you just let the sleeve rest on the bottom of the shocks right? And did you leave the back shocks stock but just have the 3'' drop springs?


Thanks man. No suspension updates really. I've mainly been working on the engine bay.
The springs are 10" long.
These are bearings I used.
Yep, the sleeve just rests on the bottom.
And yes on the rear, It's still the 3" drop spring and Monro Matic Plus air assist struts.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:17 am 
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Where did you get the sleeves and springs? Did they come as a kit? or did you piece it together?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:41 am 
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I used this sleeve but had to have it bored out in two areas to make it fit over the GP AGX. Others have used this sleeve instead with success.

This is the coilover nut that goes with those sleeves.

There are 10" long, 2.5", 400 lb springs on the A1 Racing site but I chose these springs.

For the top mount, my solution was to take a stock 92-99 top mount and weld a 1/2-3/4" section of 2.5" OD pipe to the bottom to center the spring.
Weld inside the pipe to the top mount. Use a large plumbing pipe cutter, it'll pinch the top and bottom of the section making the bearing an interference fit until it gets to the base. Meaning.. if done correctly, you'll have to push the bearing on to the section but it shouldn't fall off, which is perfect. Lube the crap out of the bearings and clean/re-lube at least once a year. I run bearings up top as shown and also on the bottom of the spring.

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Also, reference the W-body/F-body pdf earlier in this thread for adapting the W strut shaft for working with the stock top mount.

And keep in mind that I was starting to have axle issues at this ride height before I raised the engine/trans:
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97 BMW 528i
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
02 Jag X-type
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
83 Yamaha IT175K
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

Info on dropping a 92-99: Here.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:20 pm 
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95naSTA wrote:
I used this sleeve but had to have it bored out in two areas to make it fit over the GP AGX. Others have used this sleeve instead with success.

This is the coilover nut that goes with those sleeves.

There are 10" long, 2.5", 400 lb springs on the A1 Racing site but I chose these springs.

For the top mount, my solution was to take a stock 92-99 top mount and weld a 1/2-3/4" section of 2.5" OD pipe to the bottom to center the spring.
Weld inside the pipe to the top mount. Use a large plumbing pipe cutter, it'll pinch the top and bottom of the section making the bearing an interference fit until it gets to the base. Meaning.. if done correctly, you'll have to push the bearing on to the section but it shouldn't fall off, which is perfect. Lube the crap out of the bearings and clean/re-lube at least once a year. I run bearings up top as shown and also on the bottom of the spring.

Image

Also, reference the W-body/F-body pdf earlier in this thread for adapting the W strut shaft for working with the stock top mount.

And keep in mind that I was starting to have axle issues at this ride height before I raised the engine/trans:
Image


Thank you! I have been over the pdf too. Just wanted to know where you got the stuff to do it. What damping setting do you run your agx's?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:12 pm 
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Do you need the 2000+ wheel bearings with the knuckle or will the stock bearings work on the new knuckles?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:38 pm 
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You need to do the 00 bearing with the 00 knuckle. On the 92-99 the bearing gets bolted to and thread into the knuckle. On the 00+ the bolts through the knuckle and thread into the bearing.

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02 Jag X-type
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07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
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72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:31 pm 
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What sway bars are out there for an upgrade on our 95 h bodys?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:35 am 
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95_SEGoldbird wrote:
What sway bars are out there for an upgrade on our 95 h bodys?


I do believe you can get one of a Cadillac Deville. Not a 100% sure, but i think it's like 21mm and like liquid gold to us H-Body guys lol

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:11 am 
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Hey guys I'm new too this and I really loved 95nas black 95 and wanted some ideas for mine I got a 93 And want to add some more goodies to mine and was wondering what was the coilovers on that car and the headlights I been wanting to replace the orginal ones please reply with ideas


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so what I am gathering from this post is that the knuckles and struts from a post 2000 either lesabre, or bonneville will bolt up to the factory lower control arms of my 98 oldsmobile.
Am I correct??

just as long at i swap the strut tower bracket to be able bolt up into the strut tower.

Also how does the factory calipers on my Olds work ibolting to the late model knuckle, is it all the same?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:04 am 
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An 00+ H-Body front knuckle will work with your front ball joints on your stock LCAs. And obviously the 00+ front strut bolts up to that. I dont know if the 00+ spring top diameter or the strut shaft works with a 95-99 top mount. I know W-body springs and struts will work since that's what I used.

The difference in 92-99 and 00+ brakes is outlined in my how-to. They bolt up differently and aren't compatible. Various front brake options are available with the 00+ knuckle though.

And agian, this is front only.

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02 Jag X-type
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
83 Yamaha IT175K
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

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