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Old 07-21-2008, 08:07 AM
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I'm back. Suspension ?'s.

Finally got the Covette IRS narrowed. Now I need a little help with coil-overs.

I was concidering dual adjustable coilovers. Would a double adjustable be benificial for me on the IRS rear or would I be committing overkill? Speedway has the QA1 single adjustables (for rebound).

How about poly bushed verses teflon spherical? I like the idea of the spherical, just not sure.

Coil-over companies? What do you guys like?

QA1, Aldan, Bilstein, Proshock (I think these are the ones that came with my Street Rod Engineering IFS....no dampening adjustments though), Edlebrock, Carrera, etc etc.

Just cant decide.

Would you recommend I use the factory shock mount on the bottom of the corvette hubs? They are 5/8 diameter just like most of the shock sizes. Will they handle the full weight of the truck or should I make up some brackets using the dogbone (forward struts) bolts? Using the factory mounts will place the coil-overs at a 20 degree rough angle....so I'll have to use the calculator to make up for the angle on spring rate.

Does anyone have an idea of what a 36 Chevrolet trucks weight distribution is....roughly? I believe it should have a curb weight of about 3000 lbs. A 36 Ford maybe very similar. I just need a rough estimate to get me started. I'll weigh it with scales when I get it driveable. Its getting the typical street rod make up. X brace, box plates, corvette IRS, LS1/4L60E, air conditioning, 15+ gallon tank in the rear, IFS from Street Rod Engineering, typical interior, fiberglass fenders, AL radiator. Any ideas would be appreciated. I guessing it to be around 58/42 weight distribution.

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