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Best Answer nicklouse , 10 July 2018 - 12:34 PM

there is so much wrong with the coil over kits. front and rear.

 

if you want a better ride fit new rubber donuts. if you want to lower it fit hilows.

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#1 REDICE

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:21 PM

Im thinking about swapping my cones with a set of Protech coil overs. Has any one tried these? Do you need to run anti roll bars? Can the damper mounts handle the whole suspension loadings?



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:23 PM

On no wait for the replies!

No the mounts can't, but it won't stop people telling you otherwise.

#3 nicklouse

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:34 PM   Best Answer

there is so much wrong with the coil over kits. front and rear.

 

if you want a better ride fit new rubber donuts. if you want to lower it fit hilows.



#4 grizzler73

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:40 PM

Just do a search on this section of the forum and all will be revealed!

But the short answer is what nicklouse said...



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:43 PM

^^^ basically says it all, 

 

coil overs can work, but it needs to be a properly sorted solution, personally Ive not had a lot to do with them, but a guy I know of hill climbs and held a few class records, he says its not even worth looking at the small diamater coil overs, go straight for th 2.25" ones as they damping works so much better, in which case  your looking at developing it from the ground up to get it to fit.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:19 PM

Abingdon tried adding shock-absorbers on a Hydrolastic works rally car. 

 

The drivers reported that the only times that they could detect an improvement in the handling, was when they were airborne.

 

Apparently, just for the hell of it, they removed the shocks from a dry car, and the drivers dryly came back with the same comment.

 

This wasn't done in a rally, but it was over special stages where driving is "All arms and legs".

 

It emphasised that steel springs need damping, whereas rubber (although waterproof, Lol) is self damping.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:26 PM

Im thinking about swapping my cones with a set of Protech coil overs. Has any one tried these? Do you need to run anti roll bars? Can the damper mounts handle the whole suspension loadings?


What do you hope to achieve and why do you think coil-overs will do it?

Edited by Cooperman, 10 July 2018 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:19 PM

I'm in for a whole set of dampers as the Gaz ones are shot already (They haven't even done a couple thousand miles) . Just thought coil overs could be a good upgrade but was concerned about the extra loadings. Thanks for your replies I will stick to the rubber cones as they arent that old and just get a new set of dampers.  






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