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Will this work?

My Uncle recently started doing a pro street corvette and I was looking at it the other day. He has a ladder bar set up and the car is tubbed however the coil over shocks and springs are in the front of the axle/rear end housing not the rear where mine and almost everyone elses are. Is this going to even work right? I just didn't know if it was going to be ok or if I should say something to him.

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springs.....

Hi,i have always put the springs to the rear of the axle.
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check this out http://www.hotrodder.com/projects/ba.../backhalf.html coil overs in the front real nice car and fast
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Thanks for that article that's actually a very nice Nova. Mine are to the rear but maybe the guy building the nova and my uncles car have a reason they did it that way?
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Yea,I don't know seems like alot going on in the front
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I can see where it would work I guess then again I can see where it might not. I called Chris Alston Chassis Works and their rep said it shouldn't affect the car and that's how all the old school guys used to do it. He said there is nothing wrong with thatů they just fit better on a real narrow car behind the rear.He also said it does make adjusting the coil overs kind of a pain in the *** but it also leaves more room to work with wheelie bars if they are being used.

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Old 04-15-2008, 08:41 AM
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It will work just fine. Be aware that spring rates will need to be higher than if the springs were behind the axle to keep the same ride quality.

Going from behind the axle to in front of the axle, reduces the motion ratio of the springs and shocks.
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