Chicane Coilover Conversion Kit 1978-87 G Body
The ability to properly setup the chassis and tune to individual track conditions is one of the basic fundamentals for achieving low lap times. Adjustable spring rate, ride height, and shock dampening is a vital part of that tuning process. True coilover shocks allow for all these to be done in one easily adjustable package, while avoiding issues where other coil and shock combinations fall short. Speedtech created the G body Chicane Coilover Conversion Kit so that true coilover shocks can be installed and put to use in your factory frame!
Designed to be welded in place of the factory upper shock mount this '78-88 G body coilover conversion kit converts the factory shock mount to a double sheer coilover mount. Unlike other kits on the market, using standard coilover spherical bearings and being able to make tuning adjustments without removing any components from the vehicle was a primary design goal for the Chicane G body coilover kit. It allows easy on-car adjustment of ride height, rebound, and compression. Since the factory upper control arm mounting bracket remains unaltered, engine removal is not a requirement for installation. Welding of the Chicane coilover kit is basic and straight forward, and can be completed by a certified welder within an hour. We have two kits available, the base kit is perfect if you already have t-bar lower coilover mount shocks, and the complete kit includes Viking double adjustable coilover shocks.
Base Chicane Kit includes-
- 2 weld-in double sheer laser cut cages with formed stiffener plates
- All necessary hardware.
Complete Chicane Kit includes:
- 2 weld-in double sheer laser cut cages with formed stiffener plate.
- Viking Warrior Double Adjustable coilover shocks.
- Spanner Wrench and Thrust Bearings.
- All necessary hardware.
Upgrades (order below) Include:
- New! Viking Crusader specially valved Autocross shocks
- Ridetech Single or Triple adjustable shocks
**Note: Shocks for G bodies are ordered separately according to vehicle ride height. Please call us at 435-628-4300 and our friendly sales staff will assist you in ordering the correct shock for your application.
Viking, a new heavy hitter in the shock market, is our main line we match to all of our suspension kits such as our Chicane Coilover conversion. Based on a double adjustable twin tube design, they are available for the average street driven and occasional autocross Pro Touring car in our standard Viking Warrior shocks, and for those that will see a little more track time and want the best valving available, the new Viking Crusaders will more than meet the need. Viking builds a top of the line shock at a fantastic price and value, and that's why we like them so much. To learn more about the specifics of Viking's different types of shocks, >> Click Here <<.
Ridetech Shock Options Include-
- Ridetech Single Adjustable coilover system
- Ridetech Triple Adjustable coilover system
Ridetech's mono-tube nitrogen charged shock provides a great ride quality with fade free performance. A larger 1.834” piston rides on a 5/8” chrome shaft through an oversized rod guide providing improved piston rod stability. A specially contoured composite gas separator cup optimizes dead length and ensures proper nitrogen/oil separation. The clear anodized impact forged aluminum body provides superior strength, while the unique pinch clamp height adjuster uses finer thread for easy adjustment.
The single adjustable shock (A) allows for easy simultaneous adjustment of compression and rebound.
The triple adjustable shock (B) has a single rebound adjustment and a DUAL high and low speed compression adjustment. A remote reservoir allows easy installation in a variety of applications.
Ridetech Singles can be ordered below, for Ridetech Triples please call us at 435-628-4300 for help choosing the proper shock accessories.
Application: '78-87 G Body
Warning! It IS NOT SAFE to install coilover shocks on factory stamped steel front lower control arms! To properly handle the forces exerted by a coilover on the shock mount, be sure you have compatible heavy duty lower control arms, Click Here.
Typically small block/ LS engine kits will come with 550 lb. springs, big block applications will come with 650 lb. springs. For other specific spring rates, please call us at 435-628-4300 for help customizing components to your individual needs.