View Full Version : Yes, it fits

09-24-2011, 05:36 AM
I'll have better pictures & an EDU come sunday evening when I am home & can finish the other corners.

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09-24-2011, 10:30 AM
Erm, what specifically is "it?"

09-24-2011, 10:41 AM
Dude has been trying to figure out how to get coil overs designed for a 5th gen on his 4th Gen. he's been talking all brackets and the like, or drilling through the spindles...

and it turns out they just bolt on and line up.

09-24-2011, 12:00 PM
Epic. What about the rear tho?

09-24-2011, 03:00 PM
The rear has a scab on it. Give him time to heal Matt.

09-24-2011, 06:06 PM
Oh my bad

09-24-2011, 06:18 PM
Naw. That is on my 89. I put the front on in 15 minutes with a flashlight and three wrenches. I will tackle the rear when I am back in town tomorrow

09-24-2011, 06:19 PM
You fucking woman. You didnt even test it before assuming it wouldnt work?

09-24-2011, 06:41 PM
Your car will explode if you don't use the coils designed for it!!!


Previously others had reported that the two bolts on the carrier assy were narrower on the 16x. Could be that yours is an '89 and is updated, that others were not correct, or who the heck knows. Anyway, that's good to see!

09-24-2011, 07:04 PM
Luni I was going by the information available here and other forums. I was just trying to test fit it, but it looks like it is a direct fit.

Chris, good thought about the bolt being different. When I am removing the 87's brakes I will remove a bolt and check it out.

09-24-2011, 07:20 PM
Pull one of the front bolts out and measure it so I can compare it to mine. Same for rear. The I will know if I can use 5th gens or not.

09-26-2011, 02:34 AM
Well the information I had was 1/2 right.

The fronts are a direct bolt in (at least on my '89).

The rears are almost a direct bolt in. On my rear strut assembly, the hub bolt holes are about 3" apart (roughly center -> center). On the st182 megan coilover, these holes are about 3.5" apart (roughly). Once the top one is bolted in, I can see about 1/2 of the hole on the hub. Simple fix, I'll take it to a shop with a drill press and have the holes enlarged just a bit.

09-26-2011, 03:47 AM
Maybe get some cheap 5th gen hub assemblies from a junk yard and see if they bolt up to your suspension components first? That way you have parts that don't have overly large holes in them...

09-26-2011, 04:19 AM
If it were me I would fill weld the hole on the bracket and drill a new hole.

09-26-2011, 04:28 PM
Hrm, two good ideas. I think I'll stick with Bruce's for now. I'll have her dad come over & weld it up for me. I need to get some better measurements though.

The coilovers already are dropping the ride height. I don't want to lower it another half inch. Chances are I'll keep the bottom holes in tact, and seal/redrill the top holes.

09-26-2011, 05:51 PM
O Tim, always having problem with holes

09-27-2011, 03:27 AM
Make sure you're able to get the alignment where you want it. Just bolting in doesn't necessarily mean it works.

09-28-2011, 08:36 PM
Make sure you're able to get the alignment where you want it. Just bolting in doesn't necessarily mean it works.


09-29-2011, 01:23 AM
^Quiet you.

10-02-2011, 03:07 AM


That's the only modification needed. Other than that it was a direct bolt in. Still room to align the wheels.

She's sittin LOW now.

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10-02-2011, 10:17 PM
think it would fit coupes? =D

10-03-2011, 12:41 AM
I'm not sure man. Depends on the rear suspension but to be honest I think it'll take more work than what I had to do for the rear. I don't see matching part #'s between an '87 GTS liftback and '87 GTS coupe in the EPC. If you can get some measurements of it I could help you out as I have my stock '89 GTS suspension now just sitting around holding down the concrete.

10-03-2011, 12:41 AM
Finally, I get around to pictures. Everything is clickable to generate some uber grande pictures

First off, size comparisons. Stock ST162 shock assembly and Megan coilover.

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This shows the difference between the st162 and st182 rear shock assembly bolt pattern. Very minor, but still a modification that is necessary.
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Once modified, they bolt right in with no other issues (including end links and upper strut mount).
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The gap left from drilling
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Clearance left after the installation. Before I was able to slide the floor jack all the way under the rocker panel. Not anymore, I need a cheater jack
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Full side shot after suspension installation
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Obligoroy ricer shot..
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10-04-2011, 12:04 PM
Whats the caster/camber look like?

10-05-2011, 05:40 PM
Caster looks like (|) and camber looks like / \.

10-05-2011, 09:00 PM
Honestly the wheels look to be fine to me. I know I knocked them out of alignment though when putting these in. That's another day when I can drive it to a shop :P

10-05-2011, 10:51 PM
So its not bad enough to see the wheel sitting sideways?

10-05-2011, 11:29 PM
Yep, didn't even notice it.

10-05-2011, 11:32 PM
Plus thats the camera angle too. Ricer FTW