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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Wow that is in fantastic shape. That can't be from Cleveland.
    It is from Cleveland but was not driven in winter. I bought it from snowbirds that used it to tow behind their camper when they migrated to Florida for the winters.

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    I test drove a slightly modded metro convertible once. I couldn't say yes when I looked under the front end and saw how rusted the radiator support was...yeah, Minnesota��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallythacker View Post
    Your Metro is to die for. You lucky SOB
    Thank you! I love it!

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    I was wondering what the weight difference is between the OEM suspension and the Godspeed coilovers? I've done a lot of research and only Amazon shows the Godspeed coilovers are 56 pounds. Definitely can't be right lol.

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    55 pounds. That's about 14 pounds per corner. Doesn't seem unreasonable. Shipping weight usually includes boxes and packing material, too... plus the adjustment wrenches and all.

    I never weighed mine, but they're probably not far off of the stock weight. Shock bodies are still steel. Front springs are smaller diameter than stock, but that won't account for much. Overall, probably +/- 2 pounds per corner from stock.
    Simplify and add lightness.

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    Thank you for the response. I was just curious to see if I would be any bit lighter. My goal for my Mirage is to get it as light as possible. But then the ride quality from the coilovers are just as important too.

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    So, having had these coil-overs for almost a month I can safely say, these are NOT for daily drivers... ***UNLESS you like/are used to driving a track car on the street***

    There is a spot on the freeway where I live, where the car was getting air with these shocks on, with the shocks at the lowest setting and spring preload dialed all the way down.

    With the stock suspension back on I hardly even notice the bump...

    All I really wanted to do was get rid of the hideous body roll while cornering and some of that sheet your pants feeling at high speeds when you hit a bump and it wobbles like it is going to come apart like the space shuttle Columbia...

    I got the Doax sway bar with the stock suspension back on and it is AMAZING. Still soft suspension but with WAY better body roll, WAY better feeling in the steering (even straight lines are way more stable) and totally lost the OH SHEET WE ARE GOING TO ROLL!!! moments after high speed bumps.
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    These are some pros and cons for both, please note, these are comparing each to stock and not to each other. The Godspeed is better in every way to both stock and the Doax SB, BUT at a cost of rattle your bones stiff suspension, IMHO, YMMV.


    Pros for the GodSpeed (WAY BETTER)
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    Cornering
    Handling
    Adjustments (of shock rate and spring preload ONLY)
    Launch
    Braking (body dive and steering wobble, this does not make the actual brakes better....)
    Relatively cheap
    Drop in replacement with minimal to no fabrication
    Stock ride height can be maintained (ish, I may have done something hideously wrong, but I doubt it)

    Cons for Godspeed
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    VERY rough spring rates. Over double of stock and no drop-in aftermarket springs sold by GS
    WAY shorter shock travel (duh I know but take this into account)
    Little to no presets for dialing in preferences, everything is take the suspension mostly apart and try again
    If you want to adjust camber you will need to cut the bodies strut mount dimple/lip
    Ugly ass color (IMHO)



    Pros for Doax SwayBar
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    Stock ride height... Lol
    WAY cheaper than GS
    Gets rid of body roll and steering wobble without requiring having all your fillings replaced too
    WAY easier to install...
    Sexy BLACK paint

    Cons For Doax SwayBar
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    Doesn't change ride otherwise (again, duh....)

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    Selling my Godspeed Shocks. Check my listings

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    How high do the godspeed go in the front? Have you tested that?
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    They go a bit higher than stock at max. Pleas plus they squat less.

    Quote Originally Posted by bzacon View Post
    How high do the godspeed go in the front? Have you tested that?




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