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Coilover Spring ?

I just bought a front coilover kit and it came with 14" 200# hypercoil springs. What are these springs good for? Drag, AutoX, all around? Also with a 14" spring will I be able to lower the car a bunch because it seems like a very tall spring. Thanks.

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Drag.

14" @ 200 lb/in will compress to maybe 9-10" on the front, depending how heavy your car is. How much adjustment is there in your perch(es)?

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Drag.

14" @ 200 lb/in will compress to maybe 9-10" on the front, depending how heavy your car is. How much adjustment is there in your perch(es)?
Ah, you beat me.
I had that spring rate before I went to #325. They were hard on me. But that could have been the strut's too.
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So what size spring and rate would be the best for a street driven car that will maybe be used for some autox on weekends?
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300 to 375.
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What about length?
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8 inch, 10 at most.

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I agree with reef.
No more then 10 inches
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So does a 325lb 10" spring sound like a good streetable spring with improvement in handling and I will be able to slam it to the ground? Thanks everybody.
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So does a 325lb 10" spring sound like a good streetable spring with improvement in handling
Streetable, yes; comfortable, maybe not; handling improvement, yes.
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I will be able to slam it to the ground?
Not if you want the handling part to be true.

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Glenn, are you saying that a 325# 10" coilover spring will equate to a harsh ride on the street?

I went with 350# 10" springs with Bilstein HD's.. hope it's not too bad!!

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It'll be pretty...firm.
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I have 350lb x 10" springs with Koni SA and firm is a very good description.

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Yes, firm, and with Bilsteins not harsh. Just don't slam it or you will regret it. Dropping the car about 1.5" will work well.
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Yes, firm, and with Bilsteins not harsh. Just don't slam it or you will regret it. Dropping the car about 1.5" will work well.
That's for sure!

I use 10 inch 325lb spring with Bilstein HD's. I love the ride! Its not harsh at all.
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I don't plan on slamming it.. it will retain the same ride height as it does now - possibly a quarter or half inch lower in the front.




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You'll be fine Mav.

You went with a good setup.
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Thanks Forced.. I am glad now that i went with the good stuff. Although just a few weeks ago i snapped back into reality and realized that the torque arm won't be affordable for a while, i'm just going to get this beast on the road this summer!!

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