advantages of coilovers?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by 70sbudget, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Veteran Member

    Mar 21, 2008
    san diego
    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!
  2. m pozzi

    m pozzi Moderator

    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 ...

    Mary Pozzi
  3. Keizer

    Keizer BANNED

    Jan 17, 2005
    Wa State
    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.
  4. Marks71BB

    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

  5. Venom73

    Venom73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, Ky
    Do eeetttt. I wish I could afford coilovers right now. Height adjustment ftw!
  6. enjoideviantly

    enjoideviantly Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    this is really cool! thanks! ive been highly considering coilovers to allow these 315s under my car in the future
  7. Buickfunnycar

    Buickfunnycar Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

  8. Marks71BB

    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Looks familiar dont it;)

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