Coil Overs vs. Rebuilding Stock Suspension
I have an 05 GTO with 182k miles and it would be a understatement to say that the suspension is shot. It is so shot that recently the rear 225/40/18 tires began rubbing on something and are now toast. My question to you is, what is better, rebuilding the stock suspension or buying coilovers?
I am going to purchase a brand new master poly bushing set for either route.
I'm looking at the cxracing and megan racing coil over sets and they run $800-$900 or so. However, new shocks/struts with springs is around $600 and i'm under the impression that I will also need new strut mounts with bearings if I were to rebuild the stock suspension, adding another $170 making the costs quite similiar. Any thoughts?
One thing i'd like to clear up is, do the coil overs utilize the strut mounts/bearings like the OEM struts? Or would I also have to purchase the mounts and bearings for the coil overs?