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What coilovers are you guys running?
I run Protec shocks at the moment and they are now worn out and need replacing, so it's either the same or something different.
Also what poundage springs are you running.
My Model A tudor sedan is a Yorkshire street rod one piece body, with smallblock chevy motor and volvo rear. And I've never been happy with the ride. Any help would be appreciated.

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I just recently switched to RideTech coilovers and I'm very glad I did. Take a look at my photo journal here:

Entry #240 shows the RideTech coilovers on my Willys.

They have a spring rate calculator on their website here:

Their website has a lot of information, and their sales/tech people are very helpful when you call on the phone. Not sure if they still do it or not, but they did at one time offer a trade-in special. Send them your old coil-overs, and get a discount on their new shocks. RideTech is worth a look.....
Hope this helps,
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I know you asked about coilover brands and this thread is about coilovers BUT I would like to add my experience on rear suspension. Two times on my 33 Willys I had problems with the rear coilovers. Both times I was on a trip far from home, one required flying in a new set. While building my '32 roadster I converted it to rumble seat and thought about rear suspension a lot. I did not want to crawl under the car to adjust the coilovers when taking passengers in the rumble so I used air bags. Price was well less than half and to adjust was just a push of the button. I did the same building my '39 Chevy sedan. No air tank, just two bags, compressor and a gauge. Simple but fully adjustable.
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I'm running QA1 12 way adjustable rebound, 14" long springs at 130# in my Model A coupe. Rides well considering its a big tire car that is light.

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