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Front coilovers

Post by Stever on Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:16 pm

Someone out there has probably installed coilovers in their front end. What spring rate did you use and are you pleased with the result?
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Re: Front coilovers

Post by David V. on Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:47 pm

Dr J. and Duehew are both running front coilovers and can probably help get you a quick answer.

You can find Dr J.'s full suspension analysis here:
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If I'm not mistaken most people run QA1 brand front coilovers and contact QA1 directly for spring rate recommendations based on their use of the car and corner-weight data.
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Post by DrJ on Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:24 am

I used Vi-King C218-R double adjustable coilovers up front utilizing a 13" spring. The spring is 3.5" diameter up top so that it fits the stock Mustang II spring saddle and tapers to 2.5" at the bottom of the shock body. Spring is rated at 175 lbs/in.This was complimented with tubular upper and lower control arms, the strut rod is removed.

The rear has full coilovers with bearings installed at both ends, Vi-King 208, 12" spring at 2.5" diameter throughout it's length, 110 lbs/in.

This was one of a series of upgrades I have done to address ride and braking.

If you have the chance to read my work you can see the attempt not only to soften the ride but to eliminate pitching which my ride suffered from. To do that I had to replace both front and rear setups. The result was a substantial better ride that can be adjusted for more "spirited" driving easily from under the car without the need to jack her up or pull a tire.

Almost makes me want to reconsider my decision to sell her but I be pretty committed to my 66 Vette project now. Then again she is still in my garage.....

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Re: Front coilovers

Post by Stever on Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:51 am

David and DR. J,   Thank you for your responses.  I will get busy reading reading DrJ's analysis.
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