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Old 12-29-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Need info about Coilovers

Hi everyone I'm sorta new to this and I just bought my fist GT and wanna make it handle good on the corners. I hear coilover a are better than spring and shock/struts but I really dnt know much about them. So if anyone can tell a thing or to about them, I'm all ears
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Coil-overs are an adjustable strut in spring combo that allows you to shed some weight and adjust the ride height of your car. They are extremely helpful in corner balancing your car due to their height adjustability
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I don't mean to sound rude but I did kind know that they're adjustable that's why I'm more interested in them for my essay 95 because I really want to make it into a try car. What I don't understand is when people are talking about 14-250 10-350 I do know that the two digit numbers stand for inches and the three digits fir pounds but what I don't understand is what do they mean by them
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No offense taken. The two digit number is the overall length of the spring (I think) the pound rating is for how stiff the spring is. The higher the number, the stiffer the spring will be and the tougher it will be to compress it
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Oh ok... im starting to under stand... so the shorter the spring are then the lower the car goes?? I've been thing about geting the UPR Coilover but i dnt know whats the best set up for my stang..
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I honestly can't say. I think it has to do more with what kind of struts they fit. You rase and lower the car by adjusting where the the lower spring perch is. The shocks have integrated threads that allow you to screw the perch up and down.

UPRs are a great drag racing setup, I would look into Griggs Racing, Maximum Motorsports, or KW for a good cornering coil-over
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Do you know anyone that would know about coil over set ups?? I'm gonna "try" to build my GT into a track. Ill look into them. But I have heard of maximum Motorsport I hear good things about them.
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There's a couple guys on here running them, but I can't remember their names. Best bet is to Google it and see what comes up. When I have the funds I plan on going with Maximum Motorsports coil-overs on my car. I know their whole track package can make for one hell of a ride afterwards
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