Please note: Street and Track Series Coilovers are currently subject to an approximate 3-week delivery period from time of purchase.
Supashock Street & Track Series Coilovers for Toyota FT86 (GT86) vehicles offer performance unlike any other coilovers on the market. Featuring world-leading technology, Supashock coilovers give you the winning edge on the road and the track.
As with all Supashock products, our Toyota FT86 (GT86) coilovers are individually tested, tuned and set up by our experienced race engineers.
Straight out the box, Supashock Toyota FT86 (GT86) coilovers are set at our recommended settings. The damper lengths and spring perches are set to our baseline, requiring only fine adjustments to suit your individual vehicle setup.
Every Supashock GT86 coilover;
- Contains the same kinds of innovative and advanced suspension technology used to enhance vehicles in important industries such as defence, mining and motorsports
- Is manufactured from durable and high quality materials
- Has a far superior strength compared to any competitor or OEM products
Supashock Street & Track Series Coilovers offer the perfect combination of track orientation and street-friendly ride quality, the benchmark for performance drivers. Supashock engineers balance the optimal spring rate with damping force to give you the most responsive and accurate handling coilovers for your vehicle.
The GT86 is a sports car produced by Toyota in collaboration with Subaru. It is designed to be a lightweight, rear-wheel drive sports car, powered by a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that produces around 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. The car is also available with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The GT86 is known for its balanced and responsive handling, which makes it a popular choice among driving enthusiasts.
Supashock’s GT86 coilovers have been designed to allow for vehicle enhancements such as adjustable suspension for raised or lowered stance and improved handling, without compromising the GT86’s acclaimed performance.
What stock suspension does the Toyota FT86/GT86 come with (and why is it worth switching out)?
The Toyota FT86/GT86 comes with a MacPherson strut front suspension and a double wishbone rear suspension in its stock form. The MacPherson strut is a type of independent suspension that is commonly used in front-wheel-drive vehicles, while the double wishbone is typically found in rear-wheel-drive sports cars.
While the stock suspension on the FT86/GT86 is generally well-tuned for daily driving and occasional spirited driving, many enthusiasts find that it can be improved upon for more aggressive driving. Upgrading to coilovers or other aftermarket suspension components can provide better handling, responsiveness, and adjustability for track days or other high-performance driving situations. Additionally, aftermarket suspension components can be tailored to specific driving styles and preferences, allowing for a more personalised driving experience.
INVERTED MONOTUBE COILOVER DESIGN
Your Toyota FT86 (GT86) has a MacPherson strut set up. You will see the option to choose Supashock’s Inverted Monotube Coilover configuration for your vehicle. Please note, some vehicles have MacPherson struts front and rear, some only at one end.
Supashock strongly recommends selecting the Inverted Monotube Coilover option for your vehicle where available, for several reasons:
- The lateral force experienced by the damper is exerted on the outer cylinder, rather than the damper shaft, piston, and their seals. The result is greater overall rigidity, resistance to bending and less susceptibility to damage than standard design coilovers.
- Monotube configuration of the inverted coilover offers greater piston area, oil capacity and separation of oil and gas. This configuration offers consistent and tuneable damping in comparison to a twin-tube damper design.
- Greater surface area and oil volume allows for better thermal dissipation (cooling).
STANDARD MONOTUBE COILOVER DESIGN
Supashock’s Standard Monotube Coilover design is far superior to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) designs. The monotube configuration offers greater piston area, oil capacity and separation of oil and gas, giving you greater performance, strength, cooling and adjustability. Supashock coilovers offer consistent and tunable damping compared to a twin-tube damper commonly found in OEM designs.KEY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS (ALL MODELS)
- Monotube Inverted Coilover Design.
- 30 clicks of adjustable damping (1-way), adjusts compression and rebound simultaneously.
- Camber adjustable (where applicable) via camber plate or slotted strut foot.
- Full-length height adjustable suspension for raised or lowered stance.
- Improved handling.
- Upper mounts are pillow ball or OEM configuration, dependent on vehicle model.
- Forged aluminium, adjustable spring seat and locking collar.
- Fully serviceable/rebuildable.
- 55mm steel shock body on inverted coilover designs.
- 'Wave' alloy steel thrust washer on inverted coilover designs.
- Ready to install.
Pillow ball upper mounts do add greater road feel for increased handling and accuracy but can result in torsional spring noise occasionally. There is no detriment to the function or safety of coilovers. Returns under warranty for noises associated with the pillow ball upper mounts will not be considered. For investigative work related to coilover noise, workshop rates will apply if products are found to have no issues.
In some vehicle set-ups, the spring will be separate from the damper. This design will sometimes be respected, and then you will receive a damper and spring separately. Height will generally be changed via a supplied adjustable spring seat.
Photos shown are inverted monotube design front and rear coilovers. Actual product will vary depending on vehicle model and coilover configuration chosen.
FAQs About GT86 coilovers
What are gt86 coilovers, and how are they different from traditional suspension systems?
GT86 coilovers are aftermarket suspension systems designed specifically for the Toyota GT86. They differ from traditional suspension systems in that they typically offer a greater range of adjustability and customisation options, allowing drivers to tailor their suspension setup to their specific driving style and conditions.
What benefits can I expect from installing gt86 coilovers on my car?
Benefits of installing GT86 coilovers can include improved handling and performance, as well as a more aggressive stance and appearance.
Can gt86 coilovers be adjusted to suit different driving conditions or styles?
With damper settings, and ride height, GT86 coilovers can be fine-tuned for different driving scenarios, from daily driving to track use.
How long does it take to install gt86 coilovers, and can I do it myself?
The installation of GT86 coilovers can take several hours and typically requires some mechanical expertise. It is recommended that installation is carried out by a professional mechanic or experienced DIY enthusiast with the proper tools and equipment.
What factors should I consider when choosing gt86 coilovers for my car?
When choosing GT86 coilovers, factors to consider include brand reputation, quality of materials, adjustability, and intended use. It's important to choose a setup that is suitable for your driving needs, whether that's a more street-oriented setup or a more track-oriented setup.
Are gt86 coilovers suitable for daily driving, or are they primarily designed for racing and track use?
GT86 coilovers can be suitable for daily driving, although some setups may be more comfortable than others. It's important to choose a setup that balances performance with comfort to suit your specific needs.
Will installing gt86 coilovers void my car's warranty?
Installing GT86 coilovers may void your car's warranty, so it's important to check with your manufacturer or dealer before making any modifications to your suspension system.
What kind of maintenance is required for gt86 coilovers, and how often should I have them inspected?
Maintenance for GT86 coilovers typically involves regular inspections for wear and tear, as well as adjustments as needed. It's recommended to have your coilovers inspected and serviced by a professional every 12 months or 10,000 kilometers.
How much should I expect to spend on gt86 coilovers, and are they worth the investment?
The cost of GT86 coilovers can vary depending on the brand, level of adjustability, and quality of materials. Expect to spend anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 or more for a high-quality setup. Whether or not the investment is worth it depends on your specific driving needs and preferences.