Which coil overs to buy

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Which coil overs to buy

Postby 454spyder » Tue May 10, 2016 10:32 pm

Bought the AJE upper and lower control arms for coil overs. What coil overs have hbody folks been using?

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Re: Which coil overs to buy

Postby avewhtboy » Tue May 10, 2016 11:47 pm

When I called AJE and spoke with them they told me the arms were designed to use with QA1 coil overs. Camaro tapered springs.
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Re: Which coil overs to buy

Postby 454spyder » Wed May 11, 2016 4:51 pm

Thanks! Do you know of anyone selling a bolt on rack and pinion? Justin with Overkill that did one a while back for Hbodys is no longer doing it.
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Re: Which coil overs to buy

Postby avewhtboy » Wed May 11, 2016 10:15 pm

454spyder wrote:Thanks! Do you know of anyone selling a bolt on rack and pinion? Justin with Overkill that did one a while back for Hbodys is no longer doing it.


Bolt in, no I don't. I am looking into putting one on my blue car in the very near future.

I have a Sweet rack I am going to look at using it on this car. I was looking at Ford Mustang II racks and if the Sweet rack
doesn't fit correctly I will look at buying one and making it work.

http://www.summitracing.com/ga/parts/aa ... /overview/

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Re: Which coil overs to buy

Postby 454spyder » Thu May 12, 2016 9:26 am

Thanks. I was looking manual racks on jegs too. that one is a little bit less.
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Re: Which coil overs to buy

Postby avewhtboy » Thu May 12, 2016 11:01 am

454spyder wrote:Thanks. I was looking manual racks on jegs too. that one is a little bit less.


I don't know what your plans are for the car but if it includes any spirited driving around cones in a parking lot you may
want to look into power steering. I was looking at some people using electric power steering unit from a Saturn Vue.
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Re: Which coil overs to buy

Postby 454spyder » Thu May 12, 2016 12:09 pm

Most drag use with some street cruising. Have a vega manual box now. Just want more precise feel going down the track at 150MPH. lol
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Re: Which coil overs to buy

Postby 454spyder » Mon May 16, 2016 3:35 pm

Were the camaro tapered springs for 1st or 2nd gen camaros?
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Re: Which coil overs to buy

Postby avewhtboy » Mon May 16, 2016 3:45 pm

454spyder wrote:Were the camaro tapered springs for 1st or 2nd gen camaros?


They are for the first gen Camaro

This is for the coil over shock and spring http://www.summitracing.com/ga/parts/qa ... /overview/

here is a link to the ones I purchased, I already had some Ridetech coil over shocks so I just purchased the springs.

http://www.summitracing.com/ga/parts/qa ... /overview/
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Re: Which coil overs to buy

Postby 454spyder » Tue May 17, 2016 3:10 pm

Thanks for the good info. I am scaling my car in a couple weeks to get the corner weights. I've changed so much over the years, I want to get it right when I order the shocks/springs.
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Re: Which coil overs to buy

Postby paulspam » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:22 pm

Just to be clear - what is the group's recommendation on which coilovers are a direct fit for the rear suspension. I have a desire for coilovers, but not for a lot of fabrication.

Fitting a '75 Monza coupe with S10 brakes all around.

If the car goes lower with coilovers, is there a problem with binding?
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