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    L-Body coil overs

    i keep seeing threads about focus, or eclipse coils, but links/info are mostly dead ends.

    what are the years/models i need to get for my GLH and what is needed to install it?

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    Re: L-Body coil overs

    I'll bump this up because I am looking for the same info.

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    Re: L-Body coil overs

    If you contact rich Bryant, he can set you up with some ba coilovers. You might want to swap to the later knuckles though I forget if thatís a necessity.

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    Re: L-Body coil overs

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    If you contact rich Bryant, he can set you up with some ba coilovers. You might want to swap to the later knuckles though I forget if thatís a necessity.
    who is he?

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    Re: L-Body coil overs

    Search the boards for his name, he has full kits with camber plates for the best price that bolt on with minimal to no modifications.


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    Re: L-Body coil overs

    but you do need to change the knuckles to use 'em ..

    from the start..

    http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/sh...pment-Interest
    Last edited by Dr. Johny Dodge; 10-11-2021 at 03:47 AM.

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    Re: L-Body coil overs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Johny Dodge View Post
    but you do need to change the knuckles to use 'em ..

    from the start..

    http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/sh...pment-Interest
    I was using Daytona spindles, but I'm pretty sure the kit comes with the necessary spacers to fit the l.body knuckles. Personal preference, ditch the l body stuff and upgrade so you can use knuckles with removable hub bearings or larger brakes or both. Different years have different options, but you're not doing yourself any favors by keeping the stock front suspension. If you do upgrade the knuckles, the coil overs will fit as expected, I think. It has been so long since I did it, I don't remember what all I had to do.
    Last edited by minigts; 10-11-2021 at 05:18 PM.


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    Re: L-Body coil overs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Johny Dodge View Post
    but you do need to change the knuckles to use 'em ..

    from the start..

    http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/sh...pment-Interest

    years ago i tried daytona knuckles on my Omni, but the ball joint was too small for the knuckle, so am i doing something wrong?

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    Re: L-Body coil overs

    Quote Originally Posted by NMike View Post
    years ago i tried daytona knuckles on my Omni, but the ball joint was too small for the knuckle, so am i doing something wrong?
    The ball joints should be the same unless you have a really old lbody. I don't remember if the older lbodys from before 83/84 or so had different ball joints than the 85 and newer ones or not. If they did you could look for some 87/88 caravan control arms which are compatible and reinforced.

    I do suggest getting the daytona knuckles.

    The camber angle is different on the lbody and don't match what the coilovers are setup for.

    So you will have a lot of positive camber to dial out with the camber plates if you use the lbody knuckles and spacers.

    -Rich

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