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I was planning on doing a DIY 8.8 swap this winter but my schedule this year is just not going to allow it so for now I'm going to do a bunch of bandaid's. At the risk of rehashing threads (I've read a grip on these) I wanted to get some additional feedback before I drop cash.

To start I've already ordered up all of RevShift's bushing's (Diff, Cradle, Trailing Arms & Control Arms), all in Red. I recently installed Hotchkis sways with adjustable links and am running stock tire sizes.

I have Ksport Coilovers which come with 560# spring rates which I am planning on swapping out 700# in front and 750# in the rear. I'm currently running the rear springs in the stock perch but have heard a lot of talk about running them as full coilovers. I'm still lost on the benefits of this approach.

Any who thinking of something like these (haven't pulled and measured actual I.D. and length yet so these are just general reference links)

Front - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-2-Eibach-Coil-Over-Spring-2-500-ID-8-000-Length-700-lbs-in-Spring-Rate-/330851064836?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4d08429c04&vxp=mtr

Rear - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-2-Eibach-Coil-Over-Spring-2-500-Inside-Dia-8-000-L-750-lbs-inSpring-/370725031024?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5650ef0c70&vxp=mtr


The other item's I'm considering but not sold on yet are:

  • BMR Trailing Arms
http://www.bmrsuspension.com/?page=products&vehicleid=8&maincatid=68&catid=202

  • BMR Toe Rods
http://www.bmrsuspension.com/?page=products&vehicleid=8&maincatid=68&catid=201

  • Gefore Axles
http://www.shop.gforce1320.com/product.sc;jsessionid=E456DEA3D14A396DF2FBF7BD4113ECF3.qscstrfrnt06?productId=53&categoryId=22


Any feedback on these items as bandaid's would be much appreciated! I haven't had much of an issue with wheel hop (maybe once or twice) with the stock setup which I attribute to my paranoia of gernading it, but I'm really looking for a firm solid planted cornering feel on the ride.

Thanks Fellas!!

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... I have Ksport Coilovers which come with 560# spring rates which I am planning on swapping out 700# in front and 750# in the rear. I'm currently running the rear springs in the stock perch but have heard a lot of talk about running them as full coilovers. I'm still lost on the benefits of this approach.

Any who thinking of something like these (haven't pulled and measured actual I.D. and length yet so these are just general reference links)

Front - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-2-Eibach-Coil-Over-Spring-2-500-ID-8-000-Length-700-lbs-in-Spring-Rate-/330851064836?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4d08429c04&vxp=mtr

Rear - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-2-Eibach-Coil-Over-Spring-2-500-Inside-Dia-8-000-L-750-lbs-inSpring-/370725031024?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5650ef0c70&vxp=mtr


The other item's I'm considering but not sold on yet are:


  • BMR Trailing Arms
http://www.bmrsuspension.com/?page=products&vehicleid=8&maincatid=68&catid=202


  • BMR Toe Rods
http://www.bmrsuspension.com/?page=products&vehicleid=8&maincatid=68&catid=201


  • Gefore Axles
http://www.shop.gforce1320.com/product.sc;jsessionid=E456DEA3D14A396DF2FBF7BD4113ECF3.qscstrfrnt06?productId=53&categoryId=22


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For a couple hundred more, you could lower your car with a Ground Control kit and get springs as part of the deal: http://www.ground-control-store.com/products/search.php

I thought BMR wasn't selling trailing arms for our cars any more.

Don't know about their toe rods.

IMHO, whatever you do get two axles for maximum diff protection.


Good luck.
 
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