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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 15th, 19, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone run the QA1 front coilovers with stock upper and lower controls arms on a 69 small block? I'm looking for height adjustment limits and information. Right now I have factory a-arms with shorter springs and 2" lowered spindles. i don't know anything about the springs or how much shorter they are from stock. I would like to run the coilovers for vehicle leveling adjustment. I just don't know if I can lower my car enough with the coilovers. I appreciate everyone's input.
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Re: Front Coilovers

There are so many variables and every situation is different. My suggestion would be to call QA1 and have them set you up with the correct shock length, spring rate and length - should be pretty easy for them to match you up - the rest is about preference in height and ride.

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I would get rid of the 2 lowering spindles. Then go with a progressive coil correct for the ride height you want and add a good adjustable shock.

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I would get rid of the 2” lowering spindles. Then go with a progressive coil correct for the ride height you want and add a good adjustable shock.
X2. Get rid of the 2 inch lowering spindles. I’m using the Viking coil overs and love them.

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How low do you want to be. Many variables to consider.
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Re: Front Coilovers

I looked at a coilover for the front of my car since I have coilovers on the rear. I don't think I'd go with the Hybird type that still use the stock upper spring pocket,or a real short coilover,seems like it would limit your options for springs and adjustments. I'd rather stick with just a good quality adjustable shock and correct spring until I could get a full size regular coilover with the adjustability of the longer standard body and more spring options.

RideTech has a front coilover that works with their spindles and A-arms on a stock frame, but they still look pretty short, don't know how much adjust ability you'd have left to get low and still have good shock travel, they do not use the stock upper spring pocket.https://www.ridetech.com/products/co...le-adjustable/

This Chicane kit from SpeedTech doesn't look too difficult,and you can mount a full size coilover, but I'll probably just wait until I replace the OEM subframe with a frame designed for a coilover, and a wider tire

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I would get rid of the 2 lowering spindles. Then go with a progressive coil correct for the ride height you want and add a good adjustable shock.
FWIW I went with the RideTech progressive 1 1/2" lowering springs with stock upper & lower A arms, spindles and stock length shocks. Lowered the front 1 5/8"

IDK if a adjustable shock would lower/raise it any, YMMV

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Re: Front Coilovers

I'm staying with the drop spindles. I guess I need to know what the factory height is for a stock 69. Measured from fender lip to spindle. Could someone with a stock 69 provide me with that measurement. I've searched TC but couldn't locate that measurement. Thanks for the replies..............
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