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Old 02-20-2006, 08:37 AM   #1  
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what's the adavantges and dis avangages of doing coil overs i know it makes the ride height adjustable but is there any thing else will it improve my tration i going to get upper and lower control arms and i'm debating what kind of shock set up to do it;s a 87 gt

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Old 02-20-2006, 11:48 AM   #2  
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Check out Maximum Motorsports web site.

They have tons of info.
They also have decent FAQ page.

But yes, you will have vastly improved handling.

From MM:

" Q. What are the benefits of switching to a coil-over front suspension?
A. Better handling and better ride quality! When the spring is in the stock location on the control arm, the minimum spring rate for performance handling is 700 lbs/in. Better handling can be had with higher spring rates, but ride quality begins to suffer with rates over 850 lbs/in. A coil over kit allows the use of wheel rates that are much higher than those obtained with an 850lbs/in spring in the stock location. This will dramatically reduce body roll and brake dive. Other benefits include easily adjustable ride height, the ability to do corner weighting, ease of measuring bumpsteer, less weight, and a wide selection of available spring rates. "
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Old 02-20-2006, 01:49 PM   #3  
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you can have diff spring rates setup for different types of driving.... everyday driving, drag racing roadracing, etc..... its kinda like a bunch of set-ups all in one
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