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Old 12-12-2008, 05:43:01 PM   #1
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advantages of coilovers?

are they mainly for drag racing? what are the advantages?

for street i would want the traditional spring and shock though right?


please help, i cant keep my global west control arms in the cart anymore, the send button is calling my name!
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:07:16 PM   #2
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What's the goal with your car ... handling or straight-line?

Coilovers will help reduce weight and allow a bit more room for larger wheels and tires. You can adjust ride height plus replace springs. They're pretty neat.

I still run the conventional front control arm/coil spring and rear leaf spring on my '73 and do well with it. Eventually, I'll drink the Kool-Aid and change over ...

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Old 12-12-2008, 08:23:56 PM   #3
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They're pretty neat.


They really are! They make regular coil springs seem rather primitive when it comes to adjusting ride height. Some people install, remove, cut install, remove, cut, install several times to get the desired ride height.

Had I known more about coil overs, I might have splurged.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:37:47 PM   #4
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CHP article on the coil over set up

Note the yellow first gen Z/28....Hmmmm
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:28:41 AM   #5
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Do eeetttt. I wish I could afford coilovers right now. Height adjustment ftw!
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this is really cool! thanks! ive been highly considering coilovers to allow these 315s under my car in the future
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CHP article on the coil over set up

Note the yellow first gen Z/28....Hmmmm

Hmmm....
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Looks familiar dont it
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