Jan 25th, 01, 04:55 PM
I see alot of discussion about different springs and how much to cut off of them to achieve a desiered ride height.Wouldnt it be easier to go with a set of coil-overs with adjustable shocks?You could easily adjust ride height and shock settings for different tracks and conditions or just to blast down a country st. rt.the springs could be changed fairly easily+quickly to change the spring rate,I think eibach[probably spelled wrong] makes springs in 50lb. incraments.Help me out here!
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Jan 25th, 01, 06:28 PM
Hmm. I haven't seen any bolt in coil overs that i'd use on my car yet. The only ones i've seen looked like they were limited in travel, so they'd fit with no mods. I'm sure it would be nice, but i don't change my ride heigth that often.
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Jan 25th, 01, 08:22 PM
Carrera makes a coil over setup for first gen.
But if you want to change the shock it looks like you have to pop the lower ball joint, (as far as I can tell) remove the assembly, and re set ride height.
What if the shocks sold with the coil over setup don't don't have the valving you like?
You might be able to change to another shock but you will probably have to break the ball joint to do it, I'm not sure.
If you find a set that you don't have to separate the lower ball joint, let us know.
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Jan 26th, 01, 03:02 AM
Superior makes a bolt in kit, but it's pricey. (Super Chevy did an article a few years back, it was an easy installation, but the lower shock-mount nuts had to be removed)I took the cheaper way out and went with lowered coils
Jan 26th, 01, 08:51 AM
I noticed on HAL's web site that they have a coil over set up with their adjustable shocks but I could not tell if they had a 1st gen application. I called their toll-free # and they told me that they had a bolt in application for 1st-gen camaros. The only thing I'm not sure about is the whether the spring rate would be heavy enough. He said the small block spring is a progressive spring with a rate of 250/350 installed and the adjustment range is one inch below to one inch above stock. He told me the big block kit is a 365/465 spring but the small block would not have enough weight to hold it down in the desired height range. When I told him that the posts from road race guys say they are running spring rates of 500-700 lbs. he started telling me how his small block spring rate goes up to 800 plus lbs as its compressed (progressive rate). The problem is I don't know how to evaluate this info as compared to the Moog springs that have been mentioned in other posts.Comments?
Jan 26th, 01, 10:46 AM
I have a set of Bilstein coil-overs with remote resivours, which allow changable valving....
But you wont like the price....
Jan 26th, 01, 02:04 PM
Fascinating, guy's. I learn more every day.
Now I can see what is neat about the old Mopar's torsion bar front end. pdq67
Jan 26th, 01, 03:33 PM
I installed the Hal coil overs with the small block springs. I had to adjust them to the lowest setting to get my car low enough. If the springs are too soft I'll cut a coil to make them stiffer and adjust the setting for height. My car is being painted so I haven't been able to road test this set up.
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