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Help me pick out a suspension package

04 GTO 61,000 miles
Daily Driver
Front ride height measurements 14 1/8 inches
Rear ride height measurements 13 3/4 inches

Ive been talking to Andy from Kollar Racing and hes emailed 3 combo packages for me to pick out. I dont know squat about suspension but i know i need to upgrade it on my GTO. So far what i have upgraded is pedders front radius rod caster bushings and front struts with bearings. Im sure Andy is a busy man with tons of emails and calls he gets so maybe i can learn a little bit here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Prices for combo is a couple hundred dollars more and combo 2&3. Thanks.

Lovells Front Springs are available in 340mm and 360mm
Lovells Rear Springs are available in 350mm and 370mm

Combo #1
Koni Strut Cartidges-Pair
Koni Shocks-Pair
Your Choice of LOVELLS Springs F&R
LOVELLS Caster Adjustable Front Radius rod Bushings
LOVELLS Poly Strut Mounts with Bearings
Roadsafe stock replacement end links


Combo #2
KYB Struts-Pair
KYB Shocks-Pair
Your Choice of LOVELLS Springs F&R
LOVELLS Caster Adjustable Front Radius rod Bushings
LOVELLS Poly Strut Mounts with Bearings
Roadsafe stock replacement end links


Upgrade to HD NO BUSH ENDLINKS to either of the above for only $50.00 more. Please inquire about lead time

Combo #3
BC BR Coilovers(includes strut bearings and endlinks
LOVELLS Strut Mounts no Bearings
LOVELLS Caster Adjustable Front Radius rod Bushings
Shock Bushings
This package is all ready heavily discounted. EVERYTHING IS IN STOCK...> If your final ride height is below 350mm...you will require a camber adjuster $71.82.

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I have pretty much option #1 on my car and love it. If you get springs get the drop ones. You'll probably find you'll be at or maybe even higher than sagged sagged stock springs and there is no penalty in ride. I run the Konis on full soft on the street and stiffen them up for the track

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I have pretty much option #1 on my car and love it. If you get springs get the drop ones. You'll probably find you'll be at or maybe even higher than sagged sagged stock springs and there is no penalty in ride. I run the Konis on full soft on the street and stiffen them up for the track
Thanks for the reply. Im not going to do any drag racing so do you think i should still go with option 1?

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Thanks for the reply. Im not going to do any drag racing so do you think i should still go with option 1?
I like the adjust-ability and Konis are rebuildable if necessary

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I like the adjust-ability and Konis are rebuildable if necessary
Pardon me but what do you mean? i know nothing about suspension. Can you explain please. Whats good about that?

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Konis have a knob that adjusts it's compression to make the ride softer or harder

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Konis have a knob that adjusts it's compression to make the ride softer or harder
So your telling me you can manually adjust the ride height of your car? Do you need a special tool for this to adjust?

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You can adjust the stiffness of the shocks, not the ride height. Ride height is determined by which springs you purchase. I currently have the koni/lovells 350mm rear/340mm front and it is a great ride.
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You can adjust the stiffness of the shocks, not the ride height. Ride height is determined by which springs you purchase. I currently have the koni/lovells 350mm rear/340mm front and it is a great ride.
i feel like that a bit low. I was thinking of doing 360mm fronts and 370mm rear.

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It's not low at all. I have 340s all around. That's only a 20mm (~3/4") drop and gives the best balance of ride, lower center of gravity for handling and looks. 370 would look a little like on stilts. 340 might even be higher than collapsed stock springs.


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