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Old 01-04-2006, 04:01 AM
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Best coilovers on a budget build?

What's the best (rear) coilovers in the low price range?

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Old 01-04-2006, 07:25 AM
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I am not aware of anything truly inexpensive. I use A1 (Carrera) and I buy them from Speedway. But still over $300 for a pair. If you are a good machinist and have the right tools you could probably make the adapters to mount the coils over a set a shocks, but short of that I'm not sure you can really do it on the cheap.
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Art morrison has some coil over kits that use the gabrieal shocks for a good price..I am using them on my project..About half I believe of the regular coil overs..www.artmorrison.com

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There is a place in Massachusetts...

called Lindblad chassis. I called them about coilovers for my '39 Ford sedan with ladder bar rear. They quoted me $225/pair, a 13.5" long shock, 400# spring, for a 5/8" bolt with heavy duty bushings. The lower spring seat was steel/zinc plated, the upper seat was aluminum, with the shocks powdercoated, springs raw. The shock is made by Gabriel for them, if you wanted to replace just the shock they run $40 each.

I'm considering them, haven't bought them yet, but I may bite the bullet and go with Aldans instead.

Phone # for Lindblad is 508-234-8283.

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Thanks for the inputs. They are both noted!
Since I'm building my rod with a Jaguar rear I need 4 coilovers.
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If you are already savvy with what you need, then contact Afco racing. They have springs in every ID, OD, rate, height, wire diameter, everything. You can order all kinds of parts from them to make whatever you want, but you kinda have to know what you're looking for.
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Speedway also carries some kits that turn certain Monroe shocks into coil-overs. Not necessarily as nice looking as some other options, but very inexpensive. Look in the racing section. Let me know if you need help finding them.
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Speedway has some good and "cheap" coilovers. You could try Rod Parts Warehouse (no website), they carry TCI/American. Alos, search ebay. Right now there is a rod parts store that has a set of Aldan coilovers for $250, that seems pretty good to me??
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QA1 Coilovers

I have a set on our SS Camaro. They were on it when we bought the car with 879 miles. After about 1200 miles the right front started leaking and QA1 said they are out of warranty. Months not miles. They could have kept me as a customer if they did the right thing and fixed a defective product!!! So I tell anyone that will listen to be careful about who stands behind their products and who don't!!! They wouldn't even look at the damn thing!!!!!You've been warned!!!
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I have used Carrera for years, but they have been bought out by QA1 and they will not honor Carrera warranty!!! Sounds like they will not honor theirs either so they will not get my business if and when I need new coil overs. Sounds a lot like "If you want to compete with a substandard product, buy out your competitor and grow on his good name".

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Thank you again for all the informative answers!

have any of you heard about Fatrodders Ebay store:
http://stores.ebay.com/Fatrodders-Rod-Parts

His prices are very low not only on coilovers.
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