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post #1 of 7 Old 09-05-2008, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Coil over (drag) Question.

I know this should probably be in the suspension section but since this is a drag related question I figured I'd put it here. I'm going with a tubular front end set up real soon and am to the point where I need to order the coil over / spring kit. I scaled the car last weekend and came up with the following. 1610lb front weight, 1130lb rear weight and 2740lb total car weight without driver. I've been looking at a 14" 130lb spring but am worried that it might be a bit stiff for the weight of the car. What do you guys think, would a 14" 110lb spring be a better starting point for this car? The car is a 90% track car but does see the ocasional weekend parade/cruise.



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Yes, I think the 110's would be a better starting point and you may be able to go lighter yet given the weight of the car.

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I run 110s on my iron headed hatchback, with minimal weight loss.

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Thanks for the help guys. I'll probably start with the 110's and go from there. Next questioin. I really like the looks of the upr kit (just coil overs) but they do not sell a spring lighter than a 130. Which kit do you guys like?
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I bet you could sell the 130's then get some 110's pretty easy..

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Yeah those 130s would go like hotcakes for about $45. I paid $30 for my 130's and $40 for my 110's, there are usually a set or two on eBay

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just like everyone else said, you should be able to sell the 130# springs very easy. ebay has 110# springs on there right now.
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