ladies and gents -
I've tried just about every combination of ride height available with the Nivomat mod, rear springs with 1/4, 1/3, 3/8, 1/2, and 5/8 of a coil cut off (Nivomats adjusted accordingly) and the front shocks at -3/8, -1/2, -3/4, -7/8, -1.00, -1.25. The shocks in question are FG2's.
You're probably wondering, "why the hell would you play with all these different settings?". Quite frankly, to save each of you the hassle. You're also thinking that my front shocks must look like swiss cheese - nope - only two grooves at -1.00" and -1.25" in my set - I've used delrin spacers to do the rest
This is my final verdict, and I'm not going to list ride height numbers as different cars seem to have different results.
Front - either the -.625 or -.75 position is the best. Absolutely no bounce. Easy to achieve a performance alignment. Somewhere around a 1.00" drop. I'm at -.625" and I believe I've netted just shy of 1". Prior to this I was running at -.875" and loved the look, the ride was a little rougher than where I am now, but I just kept scraping the front at some of my normal parking places :banghead:. I think most will find right around 1/2 to 5/8" lower on the perch will be perfect.
Rear - 1/2 coil with .9" lower top Nivomat perch. It is perfect for me. Nice and tight, no bounce, and a very slight rake when combined with anything over .5" lower perch in the front.
Do I have a formal writeup yet?
I'm lucky to have time to write this post - much less get these things done.
I know there are still some that don't approve of this approach - and they are welcome to $pend their ca$h on Eibach$ and $port $hock$ for a too low ride and, IMHO (I've driven an Eibach/sport shock setup at 8/10's) reduced handling from stock. This mod doesn't seem to overly affect handling, though it does change it a little.
WW out...and yes, wheel hop is still insane - but so is the 7.5 psi of boost :stirpot: