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Old 09-09-2012, 06:24 AM
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OER rear sus vs. Coil-over

Hey all -

Newbie here on the forums. I am currently working on a 1964 4-door hardtop sleeper project. My first moves are to build up the 283 a bit and slap on a 700r4. My next move is going to be updating the rear suspension, but that is where the confusion comes in. I have been researching some rear suspension kits and the two front runners are the Hotchkis and global west coil-over kits.

My intention is to lower the car and use as a street car, no drag strip here. Additionally, in the future I would like to swap out the 283 for a bigger motor.

I didn't know if anyone had any experience with either or had any opinions on which way to head. The gm b-body is proving to be a pain to find rear suspension stuff for.

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Coil over springs

I have a collection of big sleeper cars in my past and the first thing I do is to go out and buy a pair of coil over springs and I recommend it because it will give you the support you need and still ride pretty good. I always buy the coil over springs that is a little bit heaver than I need you can adjust them to your liking. Make sure they are adjustable this way you can always adjust them for years to come when the shocks start to wear out. jessedenny47
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Appreciate the advice on that. I was leaning more towards the coil-over conversion kit from global west as it uses QA1 shocks for the coil-over. Have you had any luck or lack of luck from any companies with your coil-overs?
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