Custom Coils Springs or Coil Overs?

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BuickBroke$

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So I’ve got an ‘85 Regal 6.0ls, 4l80e, turbo and want a little more lift in the front. I’ve gone from Moog 5606 to 5610 and gained a little, but would like another 1” or so. Moog says to call Coil Spring Specialties and have them make a set, but I’m on the fence.
I can either do that or go to a coil over and be able to adjust it right where I want it and possibly have some flexibility in the future, but I’ve never used them before.
Does anyone have any insight on the best route and maybe even a brand recommendation?
Only mods to the front suspension are Spohn uppers and Bilstein shocks. I do have Wilwood discs for the front, they’re just not mounted yet.

Thanks for any help!
 

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Streetbu

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I've never had a set of springs made. But I do have coilovers and the adjustability is great! Got the spring weight I wanted, then set your ride height and that's it. Literally a 5 min job to adjust
 
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Depending on what you want to spend could look into racing spacers. I think they make them for front. But like Streetbu said you’d probably like the coil overs better and with the adjustability you’re better off and can dial them to what you want.
 
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BuickBroke$

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I've never had a set of springs made. But I do have coilovers and the adjustability is great! Got the spring weight I wanted, then set your ride height and that's it. Literally a 5 min job to adjust
So about how much adjustability do you have? Like how many inches? Also, whose did you go with? Thanks
 

Streetbu

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So about how much adjustability do you have? Like how many inches? Also, whose did you go with? Thanks
Well, as far as how much I can't completely answer that. I took a wild guess as to the adjustment when I installed them, ride height was too tall, so I lowered the spring about an inch, which dropped the car about 1.75" If I had to put a number on it, I'd say you have darn close to eight inches of height adjustment.

I bought the RideTech front system with the HQ adjustable coilovers. Hurts once but even with 750lb springs, it rides SO much better than the cut lowering springs that I was using before.
I've heard great things about UMI coilover system too. Remember, if you get coilovers, you'll also need to get at least, lower controls arms.
 
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