[200q20v] RE: [s-cars] Re: Suspension Upgrades-coil overs

Linus Toy linust at mindspring.com
Tue Aug 15 18:50:34 EDT 2000

At 12:13 PM 8/15/00 -0500, Erik Addy wrote:

> >      29800:  220#/inch front, 310#/inch rear
> >      29921:  300#/inch front, 330#/inch rear
> > (data are from H&R, "working" rates at installed height--these are
> > progressive springs)
>Interesting, H+R told me the 29800's were speced at 180f/270r.
>That is one nice thing about C/O's: you know what you are putting
>in.  H+R, eibach, apex, etc never seem to be to keen or accurate
>on giving out info.

H&R seem to have been more forthcoming than any of the other vendors.  The 
fact that they have a fitment specifically for the '91 200q 20v is a plus 
as well, even if I didn't go that route.

> > I'm just not sure what to
> > ask for if I were to send them in for revalving.
>I wonder if Bilstein or an aftermarket modifier like Shokteck would be
>able to help here...

haven't checked with them...as I see it, i'll need to know a whole bunch of 
measurements and specs that I don't have readily available, not to mention 
this is really trial and error.

> >  And it's a PITA to pull the fronts (one advantage to coil-overs)
>Huh?  You are talking about a type 44 here, right?  Why not just take
>em out from the top?

that works with stock/OEM type strut inserts--you can use that "special" 
tool to remove the strut cap.  If you put in Bilsteins, there is a 
replacement cap to use (because the strut shaft is substantially larger 
than stock) for which the removal tool only works with the strut disassembled.

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