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Author Topic:   who makes 5" coil-over kits
topnotch
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted November 29, 2004 04:31 PM  
who is making 5" coil-over kits?

CD00
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted November 29, 2004 05:41 PM  
Call Kluhsman Racing Components. They are in
the process of getting them built.

Racer X
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 256
posted November 29, 2004 07:17 PM  
Hope they have some at the trade show this weekend in Ft Worth so I can get an idea of exactly what they look like.

NJantz
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted November 30, 2004 06:54 AM  
AFCO

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted November 30, 2004 08:01 AM  
AFCO says they don't have them yet but are in the process of making them.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1172
posted November 30, 2004 10:15 AM  
IMCA sponsors be the first to have them hmmmm. No big surprise here.

topnotch
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted November 30, 2004 11:26 AM  
I knew it wouldn't take long before they were out. I think this is going to be a good deal for every one, we will probably be able to by 3 coil over kit for the price of one good bearing slider and not have to carry anymore spares than just a shock that we were already carrying anyhow. I wonder which shocks will be heavy enough (on the bearing ends) to take the load. I, too was going to be at the DFW auction and was hoping to see them there.

mavrik82
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 93
posted November 30, 2004 03:32 PM  
I talked to a bilstein dealer at the Parts peddler trade show and he showed me the prototype from bilstein.He says they will have them in a month or so and thinks they will be about $40 to $50 dollars.

imca35
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted November 30, 2004 06:55 PM  
any one tried the adapter from lefthander? converts a kit from 2 1/2" spring to 5"??? http://www.lefthanderchassis.com/pdf/Ch4-4.pdf
curt

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted December 01, 2004 07:32 AM  
The problem I see is the shock is now difficult to change with a coil-over arrangement and keep your chassis settings.
I think that is why the Latemodels are using the adjustable shocks. The adjustables are not legal for IMCA Mods.Another blunder.
One step forward,two steps back.

superdave
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 280
posted December 01, 2004 07:55 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by CUSTOMPERFORMANCE:
IMCA sponsors be the first to have them hmmmm. No big surprise here.

AFCO isn't an IMCA sponsor.

And you don't have to run coilovers. It's an option and if you love your sliders that much then keep using them.

Good luck,
Superdave

andykmod
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 351
posted December 01, 2004 03:05 PM  
I change shocks alot and see no advantage to use the coil over kit(besides maintenance and clearance) unless they would allow adjustable shocks. Also are the the cheaper shock rod ends going to take the load of the springs? Sounds to me like spend alot to get alittle.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted December 01, 2004 04:23 PM  
Also are the the cheaper shock rod ends going to take the load of the springs? Sounds to me like spend alot to get alittle.


why would they not? there is not much difference in a regular slider rod end and a shock rod end. late models and othe cars have been running them for years.
Also adjustable shocks are not worth the money, after a few uses when you think you make a change you really dont... 1 full notch sometimes is only a .5 notch, or no change or 1.5 notch. they are not very accurate after a few races.

as far as peformance gain. lets see on a 4 bar car the best spot to mount the shock is not a good place to mount the spring and viseversa.
so what am i saying you dont have to run out and buy the coil overs unless you need a new slider, your car will be no faster wtih coil overs. none at all.

question? who is the genius that said 5" springs? i would like the little springs because they would take less space up under the car.

STICK01
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 164
posted December 01, 2004 09:36 PM  
check these out and give mark a call at 618-887-4706
http://www.voigtracing.com/the_easy_slide.htm

5" coil over eliminator...only take them off when they are broken...

40 + nights on one and 20 + on the other...it broke!! and never cleaned either.


fastdad12
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted December 01, 2004 11:38 PM  
I couldn't get the link to work. http://www.voigtracing.com/the_easy_slide.htm

GRTWallbanger
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted December 02, 2004 09:24 AM  
GUYS!!!!!!
Dont give imca sponcers anymore of your money.If you have shocks that have a slot for the c-clip for the threaded sleeves,All you have to do is make a 5" circle with a 2.5 inch hole in it and weld a 3 inch spacer about an inch tall to keep the spring in.Use your bottom cup from what will now by worthless elimanator.Alll you have to do is by the threaded sleeves which koni has used all along.And you can change shocks or springs at the track and keep the sleeve set and it will not change much at all.I just made 2 in about an hour and am set to go.I have bilstein, afco and carrera shocks that all have clips on them.

STICK01
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 164
posted December 03, 2004 08:46 AM  
Well if you go to his site and poke around then you will probably find them...he also just sells the sleeve, adjuster nut, and lower cone as well.

STICK

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted December 03, 2004 08:59 AM  
Lefthander has been selling an aluminum plate for this purpose for years for 12.00 each.It just slides over the plate for the 2.5 in spring on the coil over kits.

FASTLAP
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 171
posted December 04, 2004 04:35 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by GRTWallbanger:
GUYS!!!!!!
Dont give imca sponcers anymore of your money.If you have shocks that have a slot for the c-clip for the threaded sleeves,All you have to do is make a 5" circle with a 2.5 inch hole in it and weld a 3 inch spacer about an inch tall to keep the spring in.Use your bottom cup from what will now by worthless elimanator.Alll you have to do is by the threaded sleeves which koni has used all along.And you can change shocks or springs at the track and keep the sleeve set and it will not change much at all.I just made 2 in about an hour and am set to go.I have bilstein, afco and carrera shocks that all have clips on them.


Good idea!!


Istock66
unregistered Total posts: 171
posted December 04, 2004 08:28 AM           send a private message to FASTLAP   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
lefthander

old old news. IMCA isnt leading the way in anything except losing more tracks in Iowa even..


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