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Old 12-25-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Struts or coilovers?

So, I have only owned one car that came from the factory with coilovers! A Dodge Viper. The Viper was body on frame, 3200lbs. Seems like all the heavier cars are front strut designs. Some light cars do have coilovers!
Must be a reason! Are front coilovers really structurally stong enough for our porky cars to last! I'm not sure what the GT-R has for a front suspension but its a porker too. Any thoughts?

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Old 12-27-2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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So, I have only owned one car that came from the factory with coilovers! A Dodge Viper. The Viper was body on frame, 3200lbs. Seems like all the heavier cars are front strut designs. Some light cars do have coilovers!
Must be a reason! Are front coilovers really structurally stong enough for our porky cars to last! I'm not sure what the GT-R has for a front suspension but its a porker too. Any thoughts?
Looking at the size of the struts and springs on the 2014 SS and then most coilovers, it seems that the factory configuration is structurally much sounder! The inverted monotube looks like it would be better than other coilovers. Any thoughts?
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