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Old 08-12-2006, 02:24 PM
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Spring rates for coil over shocks

I am putting Nissan 280z rear end in a 51 Prefect, but instead of using the strut I am going to use coil over shocks. When the car is done it should weigh about 2500lbs. The original rear spring was rated at 1200lbs, and the car was 1600lbs. Is there any guidelines for determining what coil spring to use.

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I don't know if this street rod information is relative to what you are putting together, but the QA1 site has a chart showing spring rates as a function of spring length and rear axle weight.

http://www.qa1.net/

Go to the Street Rod section, page 14 (it loads a pdf file and takes a few seconds to a minute depending on your internet speed).

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Thank you john for the info. I should be able to figure it out now, if not I will scream again for help.
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