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Old 07-19-2005, 04:16 PM
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coil over shock

need to know what # pound coil over shock springs to put on my 35 ford with 350 motor and trans it has a cprvette front end under it now but i going to coil over shock . need to know the rear too it has a corvette rear end too

(PS) Progressive Automotive in OHIO will not tell me cause i didn,t buy there kit from them (i made my own)

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I'm sure Speedway will run the numbers for you. Just call or email their sales staff. I would definitely advise talking with them (by phone or email) rather than using their catalog recommendations. I got my Carrera's from them a while back using Carrera's catalog recommendations together with Speedways. They both pointed to the same spring rate - so that's what I ordered. Turns out it was WAY under what I needed. Even though I was well beyond the "return" time limit by the time I discovered the error, Speedway exchanged the springs for me at no cost because when they looked at the catalog they said the same thing...these numbers are way out of whack. When you talk directly to their sales rep he will get your data and then run it through his formulas...so they will be right.

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How do you like your carrera's you bought from Speedway? Were they for the front or rear? I am needing to buy some for the rear of 49 ford coupe project and Speedway is probably where I'm going to get them.

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How do you like your carrera's you bought from Speedway? Were they for the front or rear?
I have Carrera/QA-1 coil over shocks on the front of my 32 roadster and QA-1 adjustable (12 way) shocks on the front of my 32 pickup. I can't really give you a very good perspective on them yet since the roadster is still in the shake-down-runs stage and I've only had the QA-1 adjustables on my pickup for about 400 miles. I CAN, however, speak pretty highly about dealing with Speedway (as noted in my prior post). Helpful sales staff. Helpful customer service rep. And prices equal to, or better than, much of the competition.

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you have a phone number for speedway ?? please email it to me


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I am running Carrera Coilovers on both my 36 coupe and pickup. Each has 350 # coils in the front and 250# in rear(pickup). This could be a starting point, because the spring rates are the weight it takes to depress the spring 1 inch. Since my ride height is with 2 inches static depression on the coil over, it works out fine for me. To be more precise, use wheel scales to find out how much weight you have on the wheels and how much your shock is depressed and you can compute what you need.

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