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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 2:49 am 
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I have been in contact with the guys at <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.ground-control.com/">www.ground-control.com/</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> and I have arranged a group deal on their coilover conversion kit for ALL of the Mk 2 and Mk 3 Swifts (both DOHC and SOHC), as well as all sedans, turbo 3's and N/A 3 cylinders too. (Geo Metros, Chevy Sprints, and Pontiac Fireflys, plus Suzuki Swifts, all 89-94)<br><br>Ground control makes a beautifully machined and anodized 3" threaded aluminum collar with a single adjustable perch. Instead of using two wrenches on these coilovers, you loosen a set screw which clamps the perch tight around the collar. Much better system.<br><br>These coilovers are designed to work with a 2.5" ID Eibach Standard Race Spring. These springs are available in almost any rate you can think of, in 5 lb increments, allowing you to tune your suspension. <br><br>The collar and spring, along with a new aluminum upper mount, simply slide over your existing struts (or any aftermarket struts). Adjustability is in the range o 0-3", and lower or higher depending on the height of the spring as well.<br><br>Kits for the fronts are only available, as a new upper perch requires too much cutting and welding in the rear. Tender springs and adapter plates to make the setup a "true" coilover are also available. <br><br>ABSOLUTE BEST QUALITY STUFF. I have had these on my car for 3 yrs now. Never looked/handled/rode better....and I can jack her up for winter, and slam her or the summer, or even set up the stance for better weight transfer during hard launches. Check my pics page, you'll see the kit lowered to about 2" with 275 lb/inch springs. I run modified autocross.<br><br><br>Costs are as follows:<br><br>Front coil over kit, your choice of spring, plus shipping from CA: 0-5 kits....$219 USD, 5-8 kits...$209, 8+ kits...$199<br><br>Adpter plates and tender springs are $65 USD a side, and may be as little as $52 a side, depending on how many are sold.<br><br>Send me an email (address is in my profile) if you are interested. Purchase will be made March 1, and I will need deposits from confirmed buyers by then. <p><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.jufa.ca/20010501/page_01.htm" target="top">My Suzuki 1.3 GT</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub83.ezboard.com/bteamswift.showUserPublicProfile?gid=drkuzuki>Dr Kuzuki</A> at: 1/31/03 1:51:46 am<br></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 3:20 am 
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<!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.ground-control.com/co_gen.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br>so the $219->199 is for a complete front setup ? or do we need to add $65->52/side for adapter plates & tender springs ? you mentioned they're required to make it a "true" coilover setup. what's the difference ?<br><br>if you're using these in the front, what are you using in the rear ? i can't see much point in only being able to raise/lower the front.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:59 am 
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what kind on inserts can they take? <p>www.geocites.com/rallysuzuki</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Coil-overs...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 12:29 am 
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The complete kit I am using was without the adapter plate and tender srpring. You don't need those at all, but the tender spring keeps the main spring centered properly on the perchs whne the suspension is fully extended. Totally overkill for anything but road racing.<br><br>$199-$219 is or a COMPLETE RONT SET. Slide under your car and look at the rear suspension set up, and try to figure an easy way of adding a top rear spring perch where the rear strut is. This is the problem Ground control came across when designing the kit. Cutting and welding is reuired. A decent set of lowering springs in the rear is all that is needed, and cheap to. The Front suspension does ALL steering and ALL the accelerating, as well as 70%+ of the braking. Adjustability is important and needed there,;the rear end is ok with just a minor upgrade.<br><br>The Coilovers take an Eibach Standardized Racing Spring (SRS), 2.5 ID. Mine are the 9" tall size at 275 lb/inch. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Coil-overs...
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 7:04 pm 
How can u have a 3 inch aluminum threaded sleave and slide2.5 inch inner diameter springs on them they would be half in smaller diameter I am confused?<br>George <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 3:35 pm 
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3" is the adjustability. The spring is 2.5" ID. I could be wronrg tho. It has been a few years since I installed these. <p><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.jufa.ca/20010501/page_01.htm" target="top">My Suzuki 1.3 GT</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Stock spring diameter?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 6:49 pm 
What is the stock spring diameter in the rear? I might be able to source a rear spring that is 2.5" diamter at the bottom and 3-3.5" at the top;<br><br>Depending on the stock spring size, this might allow you to use a GC sleeve on the rear shocks in conjuction with the stock upper mount. <p></p><i></i>


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The spring in the rear odf the swits is located about 8" inboard o the strut. There is no stock upper spring monut. the bottom is the easy part. Building a top mount is tougher. Thats why there is onlyn a fonr kit for sale. <p><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.jufa.ca/20010501/page_01.htm" target="top">My Suzuki 1.3 GT</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--></p><i></i>


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this thread is deaD

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Shit! I hadn't seen this one before. Are you thinking of doing this again?

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