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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 12, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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Rear coil over Spring rate

I've been trying to get my car weighed but the friend with the scales has been to busy to help so I thought I would ask what everyone with coil over shocks on the rear are running for a spring rate. 69 with a ladder bar set up, battery in trunk, 15 gal aluminum fuel cell. Thanks in advance. Let me know if you need anymore info on the car.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 12, 06:01 PM
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Re: Rear coil over Spring rate

i will have to check to be sure but i think i have 150# springs. 68 w/15 gal. cell & no battery in trunk. i will look tomorrow to be sure.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 12, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Rear coil over Spring rate

Thanks Lou. Does anyone know where I can bring the springs I took out to find out what the spring rate is on those ones, there is nothing on them to tell and I want the same as the ones that were in there. Thanks

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Re: Rear coil over Spring rate

Steve, I just went out to check, and I was correct. I have 150# springs. Hope this helps.

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 12, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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Yes it does, thanks Lou.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 12, 03:03 PM
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Re: Rear coil over Spring rate

If if remember correctly we use around 170lb for drags.

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 12, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Rear coil over Spring rate

I had one of my springs checked ans they said it was 160. Thanks again Lou and Brian.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 12, 08:50 AM
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Re: Rear coil over Spring rate

I'm running 130 lb spings in my car with a ladder bar setup, 5 gal cell and battery in trunk.

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Glad I could help!

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 12, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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I ordered the QA1 pro-rear Single adjustable suspension system, it comes with 150 springs so I'll see how these work out. They should be delivered today.
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 12, 03:39 AM
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Did you order me a set as well

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Did you order me a set as well
Sure but you forgot to give me your address for shipping.
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 12, 03:56 AM
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Re: Rear coil over Spring rate

I knew I forgot something????

After you get them on, I'd like to know how you like them because I have been looking at getting a pair of the S/A for my car.

Do you have the QA-1's for the front?

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 12, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
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Yes I have the S/A's up front already with Global West control arms. Hope to get them on this weekend and put the exhaust that I had coated back on. I will put some pics in my build thread, Winter project turns into summer project. I will let you know as soon as I get to take it out.
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 12, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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Finally got them in but haven't gone for a ride yet, hope to do that today. I will let you know how I like them. Might take a little while to get them adjusted to where I like them because there's 18 different settings.
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