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looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« on: February 11, 2012, 11:11:49 PM »
on v8 projects, what do others use.  I am looking at possibly using QA1, but do not know the weight to purchase.  any input other than corner weighing the car.
 
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Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 07:24:25 AM »
Finished an `89 Fox that we used QA1 rear coil overs on. It was a street/strip car with the stock 8.8 and 10 point. If not mistaken we used 350 lb ers. My web guy is about a year behind the curve so pics of this build wont be availablem for about another year, lol. It was an LX hatch and that spring was perfect for the car. I can quarantee this Pinto is not that heavy so the next option down I would use. 300 or even a 280. The kit we used was fully adjustable and setup gave it a slight rake.
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Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 09:20:41 AM »
sorry, should have clarified.  front springs.  not changing the rear leafs yet
 
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Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 04:12:15 PM »
If not mistaken we used 350 lb ers.

im thinking you used 150lbs  350 is way stiff for a coil over spring in the rear

brad :)

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Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 04:59:11 PM »
 ;)  You got me thinking, lol. It was 12175V kit. 175-350 lbs.  :P  Thanks Brad. I had to go searching to remember, lol.
 

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Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 07:42:23 PM »
and on the front?
 
 
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Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2012, 08:31:13 PM »
try this with all your specs
http://www.ridetech.com/info/spring-rate-calculator/
 
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