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It's been awhile since I've had my G8 up on the lift. I'm trying to remember why a simple plate like the one shown in the picture below couldn't be made from 1/8" plate, then a coil mount bracket welded to it?

The bottom would just be a through bolt. Then size up the factory shock (extension & compression) and buy the correct size coil over and spring?

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There is an extra layer of steel on the body by/around one of the 4 mount bolts, so you have to account for that with extra material on the rest of the plate. And the shock is at a weird angle. If you use just a flat plate with a mount on the bottom, you'll need a really short coil over.
 

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I was doing some more reading. A short shock/spring wouldn't be good. My goal is to fab a setup that would be good for drag racing. I'm not into the stance stuff.

Well, back to the drawing board.
 

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I’m going a simpler route with the QA1 Camaro single adjustment shocks. Keeping the upper plate.
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GS601 is the part number.
 
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I may trim a coil off the top of the stock ones. I also have Teins from my first G8. They are adjustable so I can adjust the rear height so I can balance it to what I want.
 
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