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Old 01-12-2015, 05:21 PM   #1
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question about coilovers with drag racing

reason im asking is seems like they are geared more towards road racing, yes I understand that have the dampening adjustments helps. but, for the money wouldn't be ok to upgrade to dampening koni shocks, with a good set of drop springs, or even ride height adjustable coilovers; maybe im a little confused on how much adjustment you really need for a mainly street car only, with occasional trips to the drag strip.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:50 AM   #2
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reason im asking is seems like they are geared more towards road racing, yes I understand that have the dampening adjustments helps. but, for the money wouldn't be ok to upgrade to dampening koni shocks, with a good set of drop springs, or even ride height adjustable coilovers; maybe im a little confused on how much adjustment you really need for a mainly street car only, with occasional trips to the drag strip.
For a car that is primarily a street car with occasional trips to the strip I couldn't justify recommending coil overs unless you just really wanted them. Lowering springs and Konis would be great for that application. Then use the money you saved on some bushings and rear arms to help with traction and your 60 foot times.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:41 PM   #3
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It really depends on HP.A moderate level car doesnt need much, the proper alignment with stock component s work better than aftermarket parts and the wrong alignment.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:00 PM   #4
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You'd really only want to do coilovers if you're getting serious about it, but for drag racing you really want something that is adjustable in both compression and rebound.

Going with a stiffer spring than what are offered in standard lowering springs coupled with the adjustable damping allowing you to get the car transfer weight back, yet not squat is where the benefit comes in.

Just another piece to the puzzle..

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