80Q various track Q's

Jim Green jeg1976 at yahoo.com
Thu May 8 08:48:21 EDT 2003

--- Brady Moffatt <bradym at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Javad/Jim/All,
> I'm not in the least suggesting that going to
> coilovers is not a huge upgrade. It's just that I
> haven't heard much on the list about people
> bottoming out on Eibachs, H&Rs, Intrax, or whatever
> springs. I was also surprised by Ken of 2Bennett
> mentioning how compressed the Eibachs were on Jim's
> car, and that 315lb/in springs would ride softer. I
> interpreted that to mean that the progressives were
> already preloaded out of their soft range, which is
> somewhat odd.

My front springs are OK and could be helped with the
proper shocks.  My main problem is in the rear.  It's
pretty much riding on the bump stops due to the extra
weight in the trunk.  As far as the 315's riding
softer, they may not on small bumps, but since they
are linear they will let the shock do the work on
large bumps instead letting my poor wheels absorb the

> Anyways, I'm getting the feeling I'm flogging a dead
> horse here!!

That's cool, even dead horses need attention.  You
could be totally right, maybe something is out of

> Whatever the exact problem was, it is being solved
> by installing Konis and coilovers. Good enough for
> me.....

Right, it's a huge investment by the time you do the
shocks, coil-overs, subframe bushings, and delrin
control arm bushings.  At this time I'd rather drop
the cash, spend a weekend installing it and be done
with it.


Jim Green
'89 90tq 034EFI, Haltech IG5

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