Converting OEM Struts Or Coilovers For Mav Use

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  1. Speedy

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    Has anyone attempted to convert a newer Toyota, Hundai or Nissan or other strut to a Maverick. I want some coilovers really bad but having a hard time dropping the cash for a set of adjustables. While a converted strut may not be adjustable, the right one might work just fine...
     
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    I used coil overs made by Viking, they use stock upper shock mounts and eliminate the bottom spring perch and bolt direct to the upper control arm. Paid $600 for the setup
     

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    Yea, I've seen those, but like you said cost 600 plus for a setup, I saw some Rancho struts that were cheaper but most say for raising your vehicle as opposed to setting it down... I just hate to bite the 600 dollar bullet and interested in what others have done... thannks for the pics 72Comet
     
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    I’m sure it can be done, but at what cost?
    Let’s say you come up with some for $200 (unless you want to use a set from the junkyard) then the cost of making them fit, another $200 (time & parts) at this point you can spend another $200 and just bolt on a set that’s been designed to work properly on you car.
    If you would like to be the first to do this and let us all in on the details......we’re listening.
     
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    There was a car that used a set off a Japanese car, can't remember who it was or what they used. I might have a link on my laptop at home. I'll try to remember to look when I get home.
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    No luck, it's out there somewhere on the internet if you look hard enough.
     
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    Did that upper tubular control arm make any difference? And how's the ride now that you put the coilovers on?
     
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    I love it, the new setup made a huge difference in ride quality
     
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    Kyle, what did you end up using for the lower arms? I too have the SPC uppers and would like to get something different for the lowers.
     
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    I currently have the stock style lower control arms installed but purchased a set of global west tubular lowers to install
     
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    What part number for the Viking setup? That setup needs no spring compressor to install?
    I had the SPC arms and had a knocking in the suspension I could not figure out where it was coming from. Reluctantly removed and sold them to a forum member. I went back to stock arms and noise went away. Had no choice, noise very upsetting.
    I see others, like you, have no issues w/ them. Can't figure that one out!
     
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    Here is a link to the coilovers i purchased, no spring compressor to install, i remember seeing your thread involving the issues you were having and is indeed weird

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Viking-War...6b59c2f9:g:tcoAAOSwbsBXl8XH:rk:1:pf:0&vxp=mtr
     
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    Those are nice; wish I had known about them when I did my suspension upgrades. I hate working w/ that spring compressor -- If I have to remove springs for any reason, going to that setup. One queston -- when going from one extreme in adjustment to another -- does/would that require wheel re-aligning?
     
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    They are awesome, no realignment needed when adjusting compression or ride height
     
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    What company did you get the control arms from? And what Viking coilovers are you running
     

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