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Old 02-03-2004, 05:03 AM
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What advantage of coil over shocks?

I need new shocks for the front of my 69 Camaro it is mostly a street driven car i am having trouble with it hooking up off the line i was thinking of going to the Comp. Engineering adjustable drag shock and setting it on 10/90 and using the origional coil springs i have now and getting a cheap 50/50 Monroe gasmatic for the rear.I had rather not spend big bucks for coil-over's i do not know anything about them anyways since i am a beginner. Oh yeah i have a mono leaf spring with Cal-Trac's.

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Shocker I would not run any type of racing shock on a street car. Racing shocks are designed for track use only. If you run them on the street you can loss control and kill yourself and damage your car. The best thing to do is run a good set of adjustable street shocks. A good example would be QA1 stocker shocks. They are adjustable but are not a full race shock. Other wise you can run a good standard gas shock. If you are wanting to hook better I would get rid of the mono springs and upgrade to multi leaf springs. From there I would convert the rearend to a posi. Most of those 69's are single legs. This should get you well on your way to a much faster car.
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You will have to go with some sort of traction bar also to prevent spring wrap, no matter what spring you use, if you are serious about hooking up.

Update; I just received a PM telling me I am dumb as an oak stump and that you stated you already have Cal Tracks. For one thing, I have no clue what Cal Tracks are and for another, I didn't notice that you mentioned them in your original post. I stand corrected!!
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i think they may be lighter than a seperate coil and shock. But then again, maybe not.

Let's revisit and discuss the question.
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make a new thread,,,,8 years old
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Why? Subject matter still relevant.

Other advantages i can think of may be space savings---take up less room.
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make your own boar,of course its relelvant. People looking at an 8 year old thread wont play.If you start a new board Ill give a few good ideas myself
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I didn't notice that you mentioned them in your original post. I stand corrected!!
This thread might be old, but there is still something to be learned. Do you see how willys admitted he erred? It takes a man of substance and integrity to do that in public among his peers.
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