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S12 Weld-on Coilover Conversion - Adjustable Suspension for the S12.
Written by Justin Carter

The following is a write-up of the coilover setup we have come up with here in SoCal. Engineered and tested by us of the Low.XII.Position crew, it is a for sure way to lower your S12 without converting to the S13 suspension. It is what I am running in addition to Andrew (demonic_s12) and Sterling (sterlingps12). The only difference between between our S12s and what Sterling did was that he used S13 tubes in the front. It can also be verified by Colin (draconis) who road passenger in Andrew's car last year.

In the past many months there have been much interest and many emails inquiring as to our suspension setup so the following is the list of our suspension setup.
This setup allows one to retain the factory S12 tubes.

You will need a welder and a grinder as the front tubes must be sectioned 40mm shorter to accept a shorter SW20 shock. Also, once can use S13 camber plate and in doing so, inform Techno Toy Tuning that you will be running S13 camber plates with SW20 AGX socks and they will send you two small collars that will slip onto the camber plate to take up the slack. They are aware of the situation, so do not worry about their confusion. You will have to grind off the stock perch and weld the Ground Control perch in its place. Other than that, the necessary steps for the modifying the front suspension.

For the rear, the setup is easy and literally drop in straight out of the box. The Mustang Foxbody struts however will require some shimming. To do so, one will need four washers on each shock on the lower mounting bracket on both sides of the car to take up the slack.

Parts list -------------------------------------------


FRONT:
ROLL CENTER ADJUSTERS- http://technotoytuni...etail.php?p=815
S13 CAMBERPLATES- http://technotoytuni...etail.php?p=819
280ZX GC SLEEVES- http://technotoytuni...etail.php?p=802
MR2 SHOCKS- http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item255c19e4ab

REAR:
SPRING PERCH [MUST USE SS-85500-A] Click for SPRING PERCH
SPRINGS [MUST USE 5"X8" SPRING] Click for REAR SPRINGS, various rates as high as 500 lb.
FOXBODY SHOCKS- http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item4cf6ee146b

This is what to expect throughout the process




« Last Edit: 12:47:10 PM / 07-Jul-11 by EightySix200SX »

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Re: Definite Weld On Coilover Parts List For s12 suspension
« Reply #1 on: 01:04:33 PM / 06-Jul-11 »
Awesome work justin! Andrew talked to me about going thia route and i might do this in the future
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Re: Definite Weld On Coilover Parts List For s12 suspension
« Reply #2 on: 01:21:10 PM / 06-Jul-11 »
Very well thought out and takes out the guessing game on which parts to buy from where.  Super legit.  Your the man Justin!

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« Reply #3 on: 02:09:15 PM / 06-Jul-11 »
THANK YOU JUSTIN FOR THIS AWSOME WRITE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: 02:52:44 PM / 06-Jul-11 »
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Re: Definite Weld On Coilover Parts List For s12 suspension
« Reply #5 on: 03:42:42 PM / 06-Jul-11 »
Stickied.
$882 before shipping though.
Kinda pricey for something that needs to be assembled.
BUT! It can be bought over time. That's nice.

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« Reply #6 on: 04:34:39 PM / 06-Jul-11 »
I understand everything except what it means to "section the tubes by 40mm".
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« Reply #7 on: 04:46:43 PM / 06-Jul-11 »
remove 40mm from the total length of the tubes between the perch and the spindle...
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Re: Definite Weld On Coilover Parts List For s12 suspension
« Reply #8 on: 05:11:51 PM / 06-Jul-11 »
Great write-up.  For those who want to get the basic idea of what to do take a look at what they did on a corolla

 ->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDbraWBPRys&feature=BFa&list=FLF84MfElKGTM&index=2 (go to 1:10)
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« Reply #9 on: 07:01:48 PM / 06-Jul-11 »
That video cleared everything up. Thanks SlickS12.
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« Reply #10 on: 07:22:59 PM / 06-Jul-11 »
hey eightysix, do you have any binding issues? hows yours setup between the upper seat and camber plate?


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Re: Definite Weld On Coilover Parts List For s12 suspension
« Reply #11 on: 10:09:34 PM / 06-Jul-11 »
This is the exact set up I run and like alot. Bart did my fronts when he was still around and I got the rear set idea from ModMaster. This info is already out there but not simply put in one thread like this. Nice job!


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« Reply #12 on: 01:59:16 AM / 07-Jul-11 »
i am going to be doing this eventually...we are moving next month and i will be within walking distance to work...so the notch is getting parked for some time...

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Re: Definite Weld On Coilover Parts List For s12 suspension
« Reply #13 on: 12:44:29 PM / 07-Jul-11 »
hey eightysix, do you have any binding issues? hows yours setup between the upper seat and camber plate?




nope no binding issues i have upper bearings that it rotates on
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« Reply #14 on: 10:40:56 PM / 07-Jul-11 »
did the bearings come with the gc sleeve kit? any pics of it?

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« Reply #15 on: 02:34:05 AM / 08-Jul-11 »
links are funky =(

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« Reply #16 on: 11:36:16 PM / 08-Jul-11 »
links are funky =(

x2 maybe just post dimensions of the parts needed?
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« Reply #17 on: 08:31:38 PM / 16-Jul-11 »
Part numbers instead of links would be better but otherwise, this is serious write up!  Much props EightySix!
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« Reply #18 on: 04:44:32 AM / 17-Jul-11 »
A good write-up, but even though he screwed some people over, we need to give Bart the credit he is due, because he did this years ago, and Sterling got the design from him:



Sterling took a trip up to Idaho to see his setup and found out what he needed. But yeah, Bart is the one who sorted it out. Interestingly enough, my RS-X had the same kind of setup on it using a Ground Control kit w/ Eibachs, albeit crudely done.

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« Reply #19 on: 02:22:25 PM / 17-Jul-11 »
for the shocks....

92 MR2 Front Shocks (Part Number: 765015)
96 Mustang FoxBody Shocks (Part Number: 743021)


you can use either the 96 style or older mustang shocks as they are almost identical anyways...through most places i found the newer mustang shocks where cheaper though and that is why i went with them for the canuck/agx set up.

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  haha me modding would be a disaster.....Id get all power hungry and  demand n00dz from everyone. Then make all the canadian s12er's come here  and massage my feet and make me jello pudding.

Actually....mod powers plz?!?!?!  0:)

Tedious?  This coming from a person who uses the word twice in a sentence?  I laughed repeatedly...