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    Re: CTS-V Coilovers from LG Motorsports

    I am also thinking about coilovers (again). The questions I have about these are:

    What is the expected life (in hours of operation) between rebuilds? (Some high quality shocks require rebuilding every 30 hours of operation, which can be a drawback on a daily driver).

    Can these be adjusted to maintain stock ride height?

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    Re: CTS-V Coilovers from LG Motorsports

    Quote Originally Posted by Naf View Post
    Currently i am runnin 375 up front and 450 in the rear. It seems weak, but these are Hyperco springs with tight tolerances
    "Tight tolerances"?? WTF is that supposed to mean?

    You realize the stock spring rates are 400#/in front and rear, right? So going softer than stock on the front springs is the ticket to better performance?

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    Re: CTS-V Coilovers from LG Motorsports

    I'm subscribing to this thread also. I'd like to know if all mounting plates/brackets are included for the rear spring relocation (I believe rear upper shock area needs reinforcement) as well as the front upper shock bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ichpen View Post
    I'm subscribing to this thread also. I'd like to know if all mounting plates/brackets are included for the rear spring relocation (I believe rear upper shock area needs reinforcement) as well as the front upper shock bracket.
    We discussed the rear upper shock location in the context of the Penske coilover thread:


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    Re: CTS-V Coilovers from LG Motorsports

    I think I'm going to go this direction once funds allow. I wouldn't think my stock 110k mile, 25+ track day FE4s have much life left in them...

    I really need to sell this '04 F-450 I have ASAP. Payments on it and the SRT8 are killing me. I have owned the V for like a year and a half now though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkman View Post
    I am also thinking about coilovers (again). The questions I have about these are:

    What is the expected life (in hours of operation) between rebuilds? (Some high quality shocks require rebuilding every 30 hours of operation, which can be a drawback on a daily driver).

    Can these be adjusted to maintain stock ride height?
    The way i have it setup, i can install the widest wheels in the rear, but high adjustment is limited to spacers. The fronts are 100% adjustable.

    The service intervals for the ANZE are as follows

    EVERY 30 HOURS OF TRACK TIME OR YEARLY

    Quote Originally Posted by AAIIIC View Post
    "Tight tolerances"?? WTF is that supposed to mean?

    You realize the stock spring rates are 400#/in front and rear, right? So going softer than stock on the front springs is the ticket to better performance?
    I am fully aware that the shocks were supposedly 400#, but in reality they were 400# +/- 10-50 depending on manufacturing and age. My Hyperco are 375#

    I also got custom lengths where i could save on weight and maximise my strength.

    As of right now my ride is stiff and it gets even stiffer for the track

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    Re: CTS-V Coilovers from LG Motorsports

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    Make sure you score a rebuild kit for your shocks...

    I have had mine for a couple yrs and i am rebuilding them as we speak. One shock at a time. The benefit of remote resoviors is better shock control and cooler oil. The down side is you have to find a place for them to sit.

    Play with the spring strengths till you find a balance of what you are lookin for...Currently i am runnin 375 up front and 450 in the rear. It seems weak, but these are Hyperco springs with tight tolerances

    These have remote resoviors?

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    Re: CTS-V Coilovers from LG Motorsports

    I was running 650lb F/700lb R Hyperco springs on my GC kit w/ T2 shocks. Very firm but not harsh. 350/400 sounds a bit soft unless you're grinding past the welds...


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    Re: CTS-V Coilovers from LG Motorsports

    Quote Originally Posted by CADZILA View Post
    These have remote resoviors?
    I do, i charge the rear res to 150psi and the fronts to 180psi...

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    I was running 650lb F/700lb R Hyperco springs on my GC kit w/ T2 shocks. Very firm but not harsh. 350/400 sounds a bit soft unless you're grinding past the welds...
    I do have the GMPP swaybars so i dont have to go overkill on the shocks and i have full adjustability with my shocks...

    Had a long chat with Matt and Angelo and both agreed this was the right choice...

    BTW CF doors with side inpact protecteion so my curb weight is minimal compared to yours...And you grind once....

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    Re: CTS-V Coilovers from LG Motorsports

    Quote Originally Posted by Naf View Post
    I am fully aware that the shocks were supposedly 400#...
    The shocks aren't anything, the springs are 400#/in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Naf View Post
    ... but in reality they were 400# +/- 10-50 depending on manufacturing and age. My Hyperco are 375#
    OK, so the stock springs are rated at 400#/in, but could be 350-450#/in. (Who told you that?) Best case, you're running springs that are 25#/in firmer than stock (assuming the stock springs were at the low end of the range). Worst case, you're running springs 75#/in softer than stock (assuming the stockers were at the top end of the range).

    Quote Originally Posted by Naf View Post
    I also got custom lengths where i could save on weight and maximise my strength.
    How does changing the length maximize your strength?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naf View Post
    ... As of right now my ride is stiff and it gets even stiffer for the track
    That's a good metric for how a suspension performs - "Well, it's stiff, and gets even stiffer!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Naf View Post
    Had a long chat with Matt and Angelo and both agreed this was the right choice...
    Interesting that they would spec spring rates nearly twice as firm for others on this forum.

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    BTW CF doors with side inpact protecteion so my curb weight is minimal compared to yours.
    Can you give us a number?

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    What did you do in terms of side impact protection? Is it integrated into the doors (if so, what material did you use and how did you integrate it) or are you talking about a full cage?

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    Re: CTS-V Coilovers from LG Motorsports

    What,s the skinny on the 04 F-450? Is it a diesel?

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAtAnySpd View Post
    I think I'm going to go this direction once funds allow. I wouldn't think my stock 110k mile, 25+ track day FE4s have much life left in them...

    I really need to sell this '04 F-450 I have ASAP. Payments on it and the SRT8 are killing me. I have owned the V for like a year and a half now though.

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    Re: CTS-V Coilovers from LG Motorsports

    Quote Originally Posted by yooper View Post
    What,s the skinny on the 04 F-450? Is it a diesel?
    Thats the first thought that came to my mind as well in all of this... LOL
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    Yeah, it is. Powerstroke, 4x4, extended cab, manual, flatbed with gooseneck hitch setup, 96k miles.

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