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Old 02-19-2010, 11:04 AM
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s10 4-link coil over spring rate????

Just ordered a backhalf kit from S&W racecars and they say to use 95# springs in the rear coil overs........I thought 110 or 130's but this is my first one so what do I know?

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Old 02-19-2010, 01:21 PM
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Sounds right to me, we are using 110's under a '67 El Camino with 4-link, 3200 lb car, 10.60's 125mph. Started with 130's but they were just a little too stiff. If this will see much street driving, go to a 14" spring set-up over the 12". We had to switch from 12" to 14" when we went to the lighter set to get the shock into the just below middle section of it's travel at rest.

Our stuff is S&W too, except the 110# springs
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OK,,,thanks,,,,I'm sure the people at S&W knew what they were talkn about, I just feel better havn a second opion from someone else w/ experience.
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When we first discussed ours with Tech at S&W our rear weight estimate put us right in between 110 and 130# springs, the initial 130# being too stiff wasn't S&W's fault because we didn't have and exact scale weight for the rear of the car. S&W will let you return unused springs if they are incorrect, but you need scales to determine this without going to the track and using them and we didn't get a chance to scale the car before use, so we just bought a second set from a friend. They're relatively inexpensive and we or someone we know will end up using the 130#'s on something.
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Been dealing with S&W for a while, and they've never done me wrong!
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