LOL. I am Philip Springer, BTW, not Jay Patrick. I fear we are insulting Jay Patrick, with that identity error.
As far as the loose rear springs go, this is what I put on my car:
I still have the old springs, but I imagine these would at least keep the new springs from falling out too.
As far as making wholesale changes to the spec suspension, I think IF there is a change, a lot of thought should go into it so that we aren’t talking about changing again in a few years. I doubt shortened koni’s would work with the current threaded sleves thought those would be a nice option. I appreciate seeing the discussions.