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Old 07-27-2018, 09:14 PM
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Question 2012 GT Suspension

Hello,

I wanted to hear some suggestions for suspension kits for a 2012 GT. The car is aging, and the suspension seems to reflect this. What about coil-overs? Can someone suggest a brand/model?
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Old 07-28-2018, 10:16 AM
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if your car is just a DD (daily driver) and sees little to no track use, then you can upgrade to the Koni orange (non adjustable) a very good upgrade for a DD, or Koni yellow (adjustable) an upgrade over oranges and great for DD or track use. you can also use another brand with similar good results. Tokikos are good as well and ive heard nothing but good reviews from guys/gals that run the Bilstein shocks struts. coil overs are great but an overkill IMHO for normal street use. if you like the stock ride/height then just reuse the stock springs with the new shocks/struts. if your looking to lower your car, there are plenty of spring choices as far as brands as well as the amount of drop to the car. while we are talking suspension I might as well mention all the stock rubber bushings that are getting close to the end of their usable life. I went the extreme route and put poly bushings in everything, front to back, sway bar to sway bar, upper to lower control arms front and back. I also have SR performance springs over Koni orange shocks/struts. its sharp to drive and very responsive although the overall ride suffers as the car is very stiff and I feel every bump in the road. I don't mind at all as its more enjoyable to drive IMHO, that said, my wife hates riding in it lol. good luck with whatever you choose!
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:30 PM
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Hey,

I meant to sign on earlier, but I wanted to thank you for this informative response. Something to note: I live in Oklahoma, and roads here are not that great. There are even some spots on some roads that will destroy your car (huge potholes, etc..).

At any rate, I'd like to replace the aging stock suspension. How can I tell if my car has been lowered? I'm going to go measure from smooth garage floor to bottom of car and report back.

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