DIY coilover suspension info

chris gregg loxxrider at
Mon Nov 16 12:25:20 PST 2009

Hey guys, this is just sort of a PSA for those of you who are interested in height adjustable coilover suspension for these cars. 

I recently redid the entire suspension on my 200 20v. Like everything I do with this car, its go big or go home, and I  knew I wouldn't be happy at whatever the ride height a "cup kit" type of suspension setup would give me. Unfortunately there aren't really any good kits out there for coilover suspension other than 2bennett which comes at a cost of more than $2k. If you ask me, thats just absurd. 

I decided to take matters into my own hands and build my own custom coilover setup for the car. Its pretty simple really. It basically consists of bilstein sport struts, some 6", 2.5" I.D. springs, coilover sleeves, rings, and hats from, some better snap rings in the back for the rear sleeves to sit on, and some custom weld-on rings that I made for the front sleeves to sit on. 

It all came in at a cost of roughly $1000 and I am extremely satisfied. I just wanted everyone to know about this if your goals are similar to what mine were. I can make those rings on an individual basis...just ask.

Here is a list of parts and part numbers for everything you need and some discussion of the install along with my impressions of the setup. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

-Chris Gregg


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