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Help With Front Coilover Mounting Ideas

Old 05-12-2019, 08:54 AM
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Default Help With Front Coilover Mounting Ideas

As with everything else on this rebuild, nothing has gone easily. The shocks are some Ohlins ST44's that were rebuilt for the car, but I'm not sure of the best way to mount them in the front.

The shock tower has to be trimmed just for the piggyback to fit, but with the lower eyelet being only 3/8 diameter options are limited.

Should I build a pad on the lower arm to mount it, or take the more extreme option and drill out the lower eyelet so I can fit a larger spherical bearing?

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Old 05-14-2019, 01:18 PM
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What year is the car?

84-87 has a more narrow upper shock tower.

88-96 has a wider cup.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:24 PM
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I had to remove the sway bar to mount my coilovers. The reservoir came in contact with the brackets on the control arm.
So I mounted the shocks to the sway bar hole on the lower control arm and fashioned up a small bracket that bolted to the original 2 bolt mounting pad to support the backside of the bolt.
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