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This is a discussion on Coilover shocks/Adjustable Suspension within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; has anyone put Coilover Shocks on their car? is this a good way to make your ride height adjustable?...

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    has anyone put Coilover Shocks on their car? is this a good way to make your ride height adjustable?

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    I know the mod here Eugenio_SS has them installed on his car.

    The ride hieght is adjustable but it is not an easy way to set a car up.

    It takes some work.

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    thanks.

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    i have them on mine. i just left them the way i got them. i have to by the wreches to adjust them.

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    where and what type did you get?

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    Looking for info as well.

    Looking at QA1's for my Trans Am. Looking for a mix of strip and street. More street really.
    Currently sitting on ProKit springs.

    This is probably a stupid question...but what happens with the rear spring? Does the front/rear QA1 kit include rear springs?

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    There is a little cup that goes directly on the rear spring 'cup'.

    It looks like this:

    http://www.pitstopusa.com/detail.aspx?ID=23985

    It is also has been known to pop out of place when the rear suspension goes into full droop.

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    now i know what you were asking on the PM.
    coil-overs allow you to adjust height, but you're not suppose to change it... just set it where you want it and leave it there.
    Main reason, is that everytime you touch those, you need an alignment.
    You mainly set it up so that you have good suspension travel for the given spring rates... some do it for looks only.
    I have the Ground Control ones:
    http://www.ground-control-store.com/...tion.php/II=21

    in the front, i use them w/ Koni DA... needed to remove the hat on the shock to fit the sleeve properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Looking for info as well.

    Looking at QA1's for my Trans Am. Looking for a mix of strip and street. More street really.
    Currently sitting on ProKit springs.

    This is probably a stupid question...but what happens with the rear spring? Does the front/rear QA1 kit include rear springs?
    Just put QA1s on my car yesterday. Haven't gotten to play with em much, only driven on em with one setting but I don't believe you'd want em for a mostly street driven car. They're bouncy. They sell coil over kits for the rear but most use the stock springs in rear.
    Last edited by INMY01TA; 01-31-2008 at 07:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Just put QA1s on my car yesterday. Haven't gotten to play with em much, only driven on em with one setting but I don't believe you'd want em for a mostly street driven car. They're bouncy. They sell coil over kits for the rear but most use the stock springs in rear.
    Kinda what I was thinking.

    My biggest goal is to keep the same ride height (or very close) as I am now. But to damper it properly.

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    I wouldn't really call ground control true coilovers. True ones have shocks built in and are much, much better. However, they are usually in the $1500+ range, most over $2k (at least for most cars. I haven't seen any for ours).

    If you have a crap load of money, get Teins - you could even special order them if needed. Otherwise just get GCs and Koni's. Ground Control makes pretty much the only spring "coilover" in the world that has descent handling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Kinda what I was thinking.

    My biggest goal is to keep the same ride height (or very close) as I am now. But to damper it properly.
    Have you seen these? Looks like the shit as far as coilovers for road handling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Have you seen these? Looks like the shit as far as coilovers for road handling.
    If only I had $2K to drop into it....

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    1 dial w/ 12 settings... that can mean 3 things:
    only control rebound
    only control compression
    there is a correlation when adjusting them (both)

    regardless, have no clue of the properties of the shocks damping curve... and how well it'll suit the fbody.
    I'd spend 2k$ on something i knew what i was getting into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    regardless, have no clue of the properties of the shocks damping curve... and how well it'll suit the fbody.
    I'd spend 2k$ on something i knew what i was getting into.
    Good point

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    I got the Ground Control setup with the Koni DA shocks, 500# fronts 150# rears.

    I'm going to go for the 600# fronts and 175# rears, gotta stiffen the rear a bit cuz I'm running 2 10" subs in stealthboxes on both sides, as well as an amp rack and two amps and a 3-farad cap, need more stiffness to help with with additional weight I'm carrying.
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