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1/15/11 3:08pm - Original Message: 'Coil over shocks'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Hey team,

   Anyone out there have coilovers on the front of their car? QA1 seems to have the market pretty much monopolized...they have four different weight options for the front of the car. Anyone know of any stats out there on this for C3s?

I would deduct about 150 lbs based on the following:

Removed the AC and heater core
Alum heads
Alum rad
fan, shroud and steel pulleys converted to alum pulleys and electric fan
OEM steering converted to steeroids

Any thoughts, ideas or experience on this one is appreciated. Either that or I wait until spring and go to a weigh station...

GO JETS!!

Paul Big smile
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1/15/11 8:09pm - Reply: 'Coil over shocks'
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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

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I purchased the Super performance plus kit from Vansteel and put it on the car as part of the resto-mod.  http://www.vansteel.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=shop.showItem&subgroup=1916&ID=2445
 
These folks were very helpful over the phone as I described what I was looking for in the suspension and they put together the kit based on how I would use the car.
 
I can't tell you how it rides but it does look good on there.Thumbs Up  I just wanted to have the adjustability available for different situations like track day or cruising.
 
Trying to have it ready for the May at MAM party.
 
   
 
  
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1/16/11 1:00pm - Reply: 'Coil over shocks'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Thanks Dennis. I probably dod everything already in that kit aside form the coilovers and probably paid more for it by doing it piece by piece.

Looking at QA1 part # GMP4350-1. My current springs are rated 350# so these should hopefully be the right equivalent.

Nice set up. Look forward to meeting you in May!!

Paul


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1/17/11 12:28pm - Reply: 'Coil over shocks'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Ordered my coilovers today. Picking up Sat so heater in garage will start warming ip Fri night!! Guess what I'm a doing next weekend!! Big smile

Also replacing my half shaft straps with a set of what looks like little main bearing caps from Dragvette. They're really well made billet pieces and prevents over torqing of the u joints. Check em out!!Cool


Now let's get those projects started!!



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