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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 5th, 10, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Who's running QA1's on a BB first gen?

I just installed a set of QA1's and I was told to put in the 550 lb. springs. I think I should have gone with 450 lb. springs. To get the ride height that I wanted I had to drop the adjustment as far down as the threads would allow. What are you guys running?

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Re: who's running QA1's on a BB first gen?

I've been looking at the QA1's

Do you have aluminum heads? What is the ride height from fender lip to the center of the wheel?

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Re: who's running QA1's on a BB first gen?

I dont think the springs will change ride hight just spring rate
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Re: who's running QA1's on a BB first gen?

Although I have a small block, the adjustment does change the ride height. Mine came from Jegs for a small block and at the bottom of the adjustment was way too low. Don't know the spring rate offhand.

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Re: who's running QA1's on a BB first gen?

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I've been looking at the QA1's

Do you have aluminum heads? What is the ride height from fender lip to the center of the wheel?
No aluminum heads, battery up front and the ride height is 14 3/8 inches.

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Re: who's running QA1's on a BB first gen?

That does seem a little high
My Hotckis front springs have me at about 13-13 1/2".

I would have used the 550lb springs too. Its worth a call to QA1.

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Re: Who's running QA1's on a BB first gen?

I have QA1s and a BBC and I used the 550s. I am a bit higher than I might want, but when I measured my lowest point on my suspension I was under 4", I raised it up a bit and am now about 5". From a looks stand point the car looks high, but I'd rather not rub on the street all over.

I am however using ATS spindles which lower the front a bit and aftermarket rear suspension (G-Bar).

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Re: Who's running QA1's on a BB first gen?

I have the QA1 Pro Coil Systems 1 for my '69 SS 396 which I'm still in the process of finishing. My question is will it be low enough with the stock spindles or will I need to go with drop spindles?

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