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i know there has been talk in the past about a coil over set up that will work w/ our cars, but did not find an answer out of any of those posts whether or not there is an excisting coil-over set up compatable.
so i wanted to know if any one has any info. on a coil-over set up for my 82' celi-supra 6mgte.
any and all info we be appreciated
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i belive the most common answer is go look on ebay... i think its the 92 and newer honda prelude coilovers that fit.

theres TONS of them on there, from backyard specials, to big names.

only the front ones work though, youve gotta stay with normal shocks in the rear.
 

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I'm running Ground Control coilovers on my 85 Supra. I swapped them over from my 85 Celica GT. I had to shorten the adjusting sleeve alittle, other than that, it works perfectly.

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i dont understand how coilover for 92+ prelude would work on my 82 supra. and then buy a set up for another car, and having to fab. to make them work. i dont know about all that..................
so guy mean to tell me that basicaly the bottom line is , is that one makes coilovers fot mk2 supras or wut?
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They do work. The sleeve size is the same, and the springs are (effectively) the same spring rate... I worked on the adaption myself... and its a bit of a pain in the ass to be honest... Getting the ride height correct is the problem I am having.. IMO, the money ya save by buying the cheaper and more readily available honda springs, just isn't worth the extra aggrivation.. If ya want coil overs, go for the ground controls.
 

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Solo1Supra said:
I'm running Ground Control coilovers on my 85 Supra. I swapped them over from my 85 Celica GT. I had to shorten the adjusting sleeve alittle, other than that, it works perfectly.

Joe B.
mk2drift said:
so how much fab will i have to do if i go w/ the celica gt ground control coil over.
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There isn't any fabrication. You just have to cut enough of the adjusting sleeve off to fit below the strut nut. The adjusting sleeve goes betwixt the large nut holding the strut insert into the strut housing and the spring perch.

I have the Ground Control kit. It works nice. Very nice to know that if I wanted to go a little lower I can. And if I want a different spring rate up front I can go get new, stiffer springs. That's something of a rarity for our cars so I definitely like that.

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Make sure you get the 6" springs for the GC's. When I bought mine they gave me 8" and at its lowest setting, its still slightly higher than stock. Also, if ya wanna spend the extra time, cut down the threaded collar little by little (use a grinder for the last bit) until the strut nut tightens down on both the strut and the threaded collar. Makes for a tighter setup.

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This is probably little help to you guy's in the states but...

The front struts from the aussie VN-VS commodore are a direct bolt in for the front of an MA61.

I have just bought a pair for $150 AUD and converted them to coilovers with a bilstein insert for an all up cost of $600 AUD.

The rears are commodore wagon FE2 springs with bilstein shocks.

Works very well.
 

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thanks for all the info guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my supra is a drift specific car, and i would like to get it as low as possible, w/out sacraficing other performance. how low does the 6 inch G-T coil overs drop me @, at the lowest setting ? do they make anything shorter than 6 inch?
thanks again
 

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does any body know how to get a hold of ground control besides phone?
i went on there website and didnt even see any toyota products yet along the celica gt.
 

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phone is only way to contact GC. Sometimes tough to get through. I've been bouncing voice messages back and forth with them, trying to get race struts/shocks from them properly valved. When you can get through, Jay Morris is a very helpful fellow. Very knowledgeable but he is the owner and I guess very busy. Nothing they make is specific for our cars. Anything you get will be close to, or universal in design and adapted to fit our cars.

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dude just wait for the Ray Fong coilovers he is selling for 175 i believe
 

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whos ray? wut kinda coilovers are he making (specs)? would be realy in purchasing a set of four...............
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Ray as in Ray Fong, or RaceTek82 on this forum. You know, the guy who ended up working on that 6m you sold.
 
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