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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:50 am 
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I was hope to find a set of coil overs but from what I get no one makes a set for 92 convertible any help would appreciated.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:17 pm 
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For front coilovers, common practice here is to purchase Koni inserts and fabricate your coilovers using aftermarket sleeves.
Rear coilovers are a different story. Its is near impossible to fit coilovers in the strut tower.
Use Koni inserts again to fabricate your own BUT common practice is to make the strut towers larger by cutting and welding. Also, you need to strengthen the tower at the same time as the panel metal is not really up to the task.

Next.... I am sure there are other manufacturers out there....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:17 pm 
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so what would be the best performing shocks that i would not have to modify

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:37 am 
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coilovers or stock shocks?

Stock shocks, I like the kyb GR2 gas shocks... but the best thing you could do for the vert is install front and rear gti sway bars. AND stiffen up the chassis with a ladder frame rail setup. Calling T3ragtop, calling T3ragtop. come in Richard....

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:53 am 
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I have a set of bars from a 97 in it . I also have a k brace for the front end the one from turbine tech. Interested in the ladder brace though! also at this point I'm thinking stock style shocks

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:05 am 
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kyb's for the stock shocks then.

I have seen a pic somewhere of a ladder brace installed inside the car under the carpets. Lord knows where but it was very unassuming and quoted huge gains in rigidity. Something always struck me with a vert was the lack of driver/passenger rollover protection. Something like the hoops on the Mazda Eunos Roadster would be the deal...

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