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Old 02-13-2008, 02:00 PM   #26
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I removed the goo, and everything works just fine now, no bumping on takeoff or anything. it fixed itself apparently!
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:26 PM   #27
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:35 AM   #28
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damn that looks awesome! wanna come do mine now?
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:25 AM   #29
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Hi, could I get a thinner coilover and not have to cut with anglegrinder?
I'm paranoid the car wont be approved if they see I cut on the suspension components.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:20 PM   #30
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Hi, could I get a thinner coilover and not have to cut with anglegrinder?
I'm paranoid the car wont be approved if they see I cut on the suspension components.
Make it look stock A narrow coil will work fine (my original 80 pounders fit without clearance). I think eibach makes springs with a smaller OD than others.
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:40 AM   #31
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Sorry for spamming with questions, lol.

I see on http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku that the shock is 2", so I guess this means you cant fit a 2" spring over this shock? I guess it needs some clearance?

What length spring/comp rate did you end up with?
Also, do the "buckets" for the DR5855B support different diametre springs? like 2.5" 3" etc? or did you have to swap the "buckets" (upper and lower) on the shock it self?

The only experience I have with coilovers is with my downhill bicycle :P

Also you never put back the swaybar, right? wasent just removed for assembly of the shocks?

Edit: this spring looks OK, right?
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:38 AM   #32
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It's a 2" body, but it's made for a 2.5" spring. The spring seats are machine for 2.5in springs, but if I remember correctly, they could be turned down on a lathe to fit a smaller spring, but just barely. A 2.5" spring is snug around the shock body. The swaybar comes off for assembly, but once the shocks are in place, you can bolt it back on. I put mine back on.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:07 PM   #33
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The rear looks positively ORGASMIC.
I think we would all be much rather hearing Alex say this to a WOMAN instead of a machine.

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Old 03-30-2010, 11:59 AM   #34
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I know I'm resurrecting a dead thread here but did you settle on 170lb springs on the rear or did you go for something stiffer?. I'm gonna be doing this conversion myself in the coming weeks (along with fitting a nivomat leaf) and I'm trying to compare the struts from QA1 to AVO shocks as they're available over here.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:26 PM   #35
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I know I'm resurrecting a dead thread here but did you settle on 170lb springs on the rear or did you go for something stiffer?. I'm gonna be doing this conversion myself in the coming weeks (along with fitting a nivomat leaf) and I'm trying to compare the struts from QA1 to AVO shocks as they're available over here.
Good point, I should probably update this!

I upped the spring rate to 450lbs, after sitting down and doing the math. Ride rate for 2.1hz, 2.0hz rear, using 450hz springs on all four corners! It handles great now, but I had to space out the spring to clear everything (the 450x7 springs are super thick). Pictorial:



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Old 03-31-2010, 03:36 AM   #36
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Thanks for the update, that's a hell of a jump in spring rate!, mine is a seddan so not sure if I need the same poundage or not now...mmmm (just had a look and I can only get 450l/b in a 12" length)..
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:09 AM   #37
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Waits for bolt to shear off. You fix that single shear ****tyness yet?
Also, 450lbs not HZ. noob
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:21 PM   #38
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Er....What?
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:27 PM   #39
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:26 PM   #40
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Waits for bolt to shear off. You fix that single shear ****tyness yet?
Also, 450lbs not HZ. noob
I mean ya it's technically in single shear, but its not like its just hanging off a bolt, it's a phatty 19 mm pin thinger. It's hasn't busted off yet. And I don't know what you're talking about, they only weigh like 5lbs, psh.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:27 PM   #41
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also, wheel rate is like 350 i think
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:40 PM   #42
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I mean ya it's technically in single shear, but its not like its just hanging off a bolt, it's a phatty 19 mm pin thinger. It's hasn't busted off yet. And I don't know what you're talking about, they only weigh like 5lbs, psh.
Waiting for it to ovalize the hole in the control arm then?
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:23 AM   #43
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more like waiting for it to not ovalize.
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:20 AM   #44
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It's not like we have any other option on the 960 is it?, it's either convert it this way or leave it stock.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:33 AM   #45
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Do you have pictures of the CAR after the suspension mods? What sort of driveability did this produce? What about the ride height? How adjustable is it?

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Old 09-21-2012, 01:38 AM   #46
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edit:// here you go, friend: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=52060
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:16 AM   #47
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So whats up with the petroleum jelly? You use it as assembly lube or are you just a chronic masterbater?
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:06 AM   #48
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So whats up with the petroleum jelly? You use it as assembly lube or are you just a chronic masterbater?
Can't it be both?
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:24 PM   #49
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Do you have the dimensions of your machined spacers? What about the math for your rates? Would you care to post the formulas? Need Moar Info!
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:19 PM   #50
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Do you have the dimensions of your machined spacers? What about the math for your rates? Would you care to post the formulas? Need Moar Info!

The math can all be found in most of the Millikin & Millikin books, like Racer Vehicle Dynamics Racecar Vehicle Dynamics, Tune To Win by Carol Smith, etc. What I've been more interested in is the data behind it that I simply haven't had the time to measure myself. Component weights, motion ratios, camber/toe arcs relative to travel, etc.
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