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Old 08-31-2012, 01:14 PM
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What's wrong with the floater setup? If I were going to put coil over suspension on it I think I would rip that whole set up out and start from scratch. A 4 bar, panhard bar and move the coil overs out as far as I could for a little better handling.
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What's wrong with the floater setup? If I were going to put coil over suspension on it I think I would rip that whole set up out and start from scratch. A 4 bar, panhard bar and move the coil overs out as far as I could for a little better handling.
Thats not what i want to do, and not what Im asking about. Does anyone know if i can mount coilovers in the same positions as my current shocks while eliminating my leaf springs??
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Thats not what i want to do, and not what Im asking about. Does anyone know if i can mount coilovers in the same positions as my current shocks while eliminating my leaf springs??
I'd say yes, as it appears the ladder bars have their own mounting points, crossmember and diagonal bar. Try removing the leafs and see how stable the axle is. Do you have enough clearance for the coilover springs? They are quite a bit larger in diameter than a standard shock...

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I'd say yes, as it appears the ladder bars have their own mounting points, crossmember and diagonal bar. Try removing the leafs and see how stable the axle is. Do you have enough clearance for the coilover springs? They are quite a bit larger in diameter than a standard shock...

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Clearance is not an issue. Im wondering if I can use the existing bolting method (that my shocks utilize) with the coilovers. Or if it is not supportive enough. I know the ladder bar with diaggonal bar will work cause thats how most companies (Chris Alston chassis works, Q1A) sell their suspension kits. My worries is if i need to weld in mounting tabs or if the both through frame method will work and be strong enough.
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Clearance is not an issue. Im wondering if I can use the existing bolting method (that my shocks utilize) with the coilovers. Or if it is not supportive enough. I know the ladder bar with diaggonal bar will work cause thats how most companies (Chris Alston chassis works, Q1A) sell their suspension kits. My worries is if i need to weld in mounting tabs or if the both through frame method will work and be strong enough.
Not being able to see the upper mount, I couldn't say. However, since you will be supporting the entire weight (percentage of whole) of the car, it will need to be quite strong.

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Just an update, I removed the leaf springs and went with the coilovers, the rear of the car seem to sway going straight down the road. Do I need more tension on that lateral bar between the ladder bars?
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With the car up on jackstands see how much side to side movement you get at the rear axle. With the Heims you are using there shouldn't be any , the ladder bars and diagonal bar might be flexing. if so a Panard bar like you posted might be better. , as long as possible and parallel to the ground at ride height,
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