Lower cost Bilstein option!
I was talking to Bilstein USA today and they told me that if I give them the extended and collapsed length of the stock shock, they would come up with a standard part number that would would great for our cars. The shock would most likely be standard part number non coilover type shock that would be easy for anyone to order from anyone selling Bilstein. They sell a kit to convert this shock to adjustable coilover for $80 per shock. Many other aftermarket suppliers sell similar kits as well. Summit Racing sell the 2.5" kit for $37 per shock! The coilover conversion kits all use the standard 2.5" ID spring that is available dirt cheap from just about anyone making springs. This would give us pretty much any srping rate we want.
Does anyone have a stock front and rear shock off a car and provide these measurements?
I have used Bilstein's on previous cars including a replica Cobra. I love their shocks. They are not adustable like some, but they are self adjusting and give a superb ride that stiffens up automatically when the car is pushed.
BTW, I am also starting to work on a cost effective big brake option for my car. I have built my own kits in the past and was a major supplier to the Mini Cooper racers until it got to be too much to manage and keep my day job. I sold the project to Detroit tuned. The kit I sold to the Mini Cooper racers used an OEM Toyota TRD rotor from the Twin Turbo Supra, with Outlaw calipers and SS Goodridge brake lines. I am looking to do something similar on my car. If the Supra rotor will work, 17" wheel are required, the non turbo Supra rotor requires 16" wheels.
Last edited by LantanaTX; 01-08-2013 at 08:14 AM.