coil overs

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coil overs

Post by BurkhalterRacing » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:54 pm

I have a 1980 camaro that I'm building for the X275 class I'm going to a ladder bar coilover setup instead of caltracks.....I'm wanting to drop the rear of the body about 4 inches....I'm also dropping the front 4 inches...my question is how do I drop the rear 4 inches when I install the ladder bar setup?

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Re: coil overs

Post by BurkhalterRacing » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:17 pm

Like for example the top bar that the top of the shocks bolt to? Do I need to weld it up higher or what?

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Re: coil overs

Post by BurkhalterRacing » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:50 pm

Shock length?

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Re: coil overs

Post by turtle » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:53 am

The two ways that I can think of are:
1) change your mounting points. Raise the upper mount, or lower the mount on the rear end, or a combination of both upper and lower mounting points.

2) use a shorter spring and shock combination.
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Re: coil overs

Post by John Wallace » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:55 am

4" is a lot.

Will you have room for the ladder bar front mounts?
(they will probably be up inside the body floor)

Figure out what spring pressure you need for your car.
Then what height you want to use.

Set/level the body and rear end where you want them in relation to each other.
Then you can put the brackets where you like them.
The shocks will fill the 'void' with however you want the shock setup.
(more travel while at rest, etc)

Basically as some said, the upper mounts will be higher up in the body, or the springs/shocks will be shorter (less travel).

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Re: coil overs

Post by BurkhalterRacing » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:15 pm

Thank you John Wallace I appreciate the info......common sense was telling me that but I had to be sure

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