First to go in were the front Tokico HP shocks ($350) and Granatelli Motor Sports (GMS) springs ($285). Tokico's HP line claims a noticeable performance improvement over most factory shocks, and a long performance life. The progressive-rate Granatelli sport springs are designed to lower the ride height by 1.25-inches, and it shows when compared to the factory front spring height (center). Notice that the GMS spring coils are wound progressively tighter from top to bottom. During normal driving, the broader-spaced coils provide a softer ride with a factory feel. When significantly compressed, such as during hard cornering and braking, the closely spaced coils contribute a more rigid spring response.