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Re: Bolting up an EVO 8 suspension...Need advice


midnightgst
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 174630 posted 01/19/05 05:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So say we come up with some kind of braket or something for the rear evo * strut then we should be able to use evo 8 teins or any other evo 8 suspension right. What if you drill the hole in the U of the strut big enough to fit the stock vr4 lower strut mount then used some kind of bushing

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 174722 posted 01/19/05 08:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The Evo8 rear springs are a bolt on affair. They're shorter than the factory spring but much stiffer & does lower the car. The Evo8 front springs must be cut to at least 9" free length for starters. Install them & determine if the ride height suits your needs. After this point, trim extremely minimally to get the required ride height. I wouldn't recommend anything shorter than 8.5" free length. You will run into the problem of re-aligning all 4 springs whenever you put the car on a lift. It will be extremely stiff, but your roadhog side will be happy. Lots of pictures included in previous post below.

http://www.galantvr4.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=89748&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1

http://www.galantvr4.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=95278&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1

http://www.galantvr4.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=153127&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1


Edited by Garfield Wright (05/28/08 05:50 PM)

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midnightgst
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 174833 posted 01/20/05 09:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What I want is a full coilover kit not springs but everything for the vr4 is either realy pricey or no one can get them any more . I am looking for somthing like the tein ha's or the jic magic fla2.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 174842 posted 01/20/05 09:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
you say everything is really pricey, but the HA's and the JIC you want are some of the most expensive stuff for our cars...

why not get the Tein SS's from Alex? ive yet to read a complaint from someone that has them...


Edited by JB (01/20/05 09:39 AM)

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midnightgst
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 174957 posted 01/20/05 02:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Because I want sepret ride height adjustment with the ss you have rive height and spring tension adjusted from one point and I cant find anyone who sells the ha's anyway. Thats why I want anothere option I can get omni power coilovers for an evo for $700. Where ags's and ground control coilover with camber plates are almost that much.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 199261 posted 03/29/05 11:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
any updates on getting rear evo struts to mount on a GVR4?

I got a set of DMS 40mm coilovers sitting here and i'm debating what to do with them...sell them...or put them on...humm...

john

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 199344 posted 03/29/05 02:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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any updates on getting rear evo struts to mount on a GVR4?

I got a set of DMS 40mm coilovers sitting here and i'm debating what to do with them...sell them...or put them on...humm...

john




I've got a guy who welded the galant bottom loop on to the evo struts and it worked fine. Probably a tig only job with lots of stops and rags to keep the strut cool. I"m still working on a bolt on solution but I don't have a ton of extra time so it's slow going.

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teet
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 199369 posted 03/29/05 02:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
how much did he charge to do it? Why couldn't you just do it with MIG in the same way...make a puddle and stop. cool...make a puddle...stop...etc...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 199372 posted 03/29/05 02:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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how much did he charge to do it? Why couldn't you just do it with MIG in the same way...make a puddle and stop. cool...make a puddle...stop...etc...




Don't know how much $$$. I would rather TIG it so you can keep the heat as localized as possible and as little as possible but if you're really good with a MIG you might be able to do it. Gotta keep it cool as much as you can is really the only key.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 199405 posted 03/29/05 04:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Check the for sales for the Hotbits. Under $1k for a full coilover setup.

twkd

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 199541 posted 03/29/05 08:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I can butt weld 24 guage with my mig...spose i've got a pretty good feel at heat control I'll probably take a crack at it.

john

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 199720 posted 03/30/05 11:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I got the bottom of the stock Galant shock welded into the fork in the Evo shock.
The shop had to weld it a little bit at a time, and keep the shock body covered in wet rags.
It cost about $150.


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teet
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 199724 posted 03/30/05 11:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
thats what I was thinking of doing...and should be "easy" for me to do.

thanks
John

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silly4turbo
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 212455 posted 04/28/05 03:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
with stock evo springs on gvr4 struts, hows the camber, can the car be aligned properly without getting camber bolts ?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 212460 posted 04/28/05 03:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
We have a great how-to.

here



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 429550 posted 01/13/07 09:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
There is great info for those planning on using the EVO suspension on the GVR4's with these threads. I do have a question though that I haven't seen brought up regarding GVR4 specific coilovers (IE: Ground Controls) with the OEM EVO struts and shocks?

Will the GVR4 specific coilovers be able to slide over the EVO strut and shock body's? I am sure the struts/shocks heights are similar but how about the actual strut/shock body's? I am asking because I am contiplating the idea of using the EVO suspension, but would like to use my Ground Controls instead of the EVO springs.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 485936 posted 05/30/07 06:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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How did you weld? I've got some good advise for welding struts off some other people if it comes to that. However I hope it doesn't.



I made the conversion. and when you weld in the bushings. get a wet towel and make short stich welds. cooling down the weld and the strut with the rag in between.

the front springs i cut one coil. starting from the top of the spring. it all worked quite well. but i had problems with camber afterwards.

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black car has AGX/H&R setup, green has MR bilsteins/Tein H-tech springs.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 607683 posted 02/16/08 10:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
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What I want is a full coilover kit not springs but everything for the vr4 is either realy pricey or no one can get them any more . I am looking for somthing like the tein ha's or the jic magic fla2.




VR4 full coil over kits are VERY expensive. Why don't you just get a second hand set of TEIN coilovers for Evo 1 - 3 then modify the bottom bush to fit? Easy.

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