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Author Topic:   5 in. coilover kits.
badfastjr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted January 17, 2005 02:15 PM  
does anyone know of a website that has them. and posibly pictures and pricing..........
also what advantages do you think that coilovers would have over having the sping mounted on the housing.

Kromulous
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Total posts: 796
posted January 17, 2005 02:49 PM  
I called Day Motorsports today and the price was $80 per shock. Needless to say, what a rip.

Anyway there is a small pic in there 2005 catalog, it may be on there web page not sure.

I think swing arms will benefit from this, and maybe LR 4-links (behind) only time will tell thou.

jh16x
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted January 17, 2005 03:13 PM  
i have looked at the day motorsports kits, they are a quality piece. they are machined from billet aluminum, the other kits i have seen look like they are made up of chopped up pieces from coil over eliminator. 79.95 is the price they have in their catalog not bad when others are getting the same for theirs

FlyNLoIMCA17
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Total posts: 753
posted January 17, 2005 07:41 PM  
Southwest speed has them. www.southwestspeed.com

They have a pic of theirs on the website. They are very helpful. I have talked to AJ via e-mail and he is very nice and helpful.
Check them out.

orange2mod
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted January 17, 2005 07:49 PM  
Doesn't imca have a no aluminum for suspension parts rule?

badfastjr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted January 17, 2005 09:07 PM  
ok now that i know where to get them........what kind of an advantage would a coilover be to me. I have a 3 link. should i put coilovers on it and if i do will it help me that much or be a waste of money.

FlyNLoIMCA17
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Total posts: 753
posted January 17, 2005 09:31 PM  
I would definitly switch to coil-overs. They are much better than the eliminators, you don't have to worry about cleaning them or replacing the bearings or bushings like you do with eliminators.

Also you don't have to worry about matching the angle of the shocks and the eliminators, because with the coil-over kit you only have one shaft per wheel.... the shock.

If you are currently running the springs on the housing, then the coil-overs will give you another tuning device. Most people are starting to run the RR on the housing and run the LR on a coil-over.

Rat Trap
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 129
posted January 17, 2005 09:52 PM  
BadFast, I'm pretty sure Pro motorsports (just south of the track)has them. I coulda swore i saw some at their booth this last weekend at the racers auction at the Coliseum.
Are you going to run the rookie Div.again this year? We changed our set up on our 3 link this year also.

fastdad12
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted January 17, 2005 10:03 PM  
Jr,
I sent you a link to a pic of the afco. Looks good but $95. Might be a little pricey, but afco is normally good stuff.

PCRCAD
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted January 18, 2005 11:09 AM  
Contact Port City Racing. 1-800-441-6875. I'm getting back orders filled right now. We will have more available to ship week off 1/31/05. Call for details on pricing.


boas51
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 190
posted January 20, 2005 05:54 PM  
i am making conversion kits, which includes two steel 5" spring cups to use with any standard 2 1/2" coilover kit.
i am selling the two spring cups for $30.
for more info pm me

dirtbuster
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Total posts: 2007
posted January 21, 2005 06:55 AM  
Most of the ones i have seen are the conversion type, which use a standard coilover kit but have cups to fit the 5" spring to the smaller cups. Is anybody making one that is specifically made for 5" springs. So that you dont have the conversions cups.

The thing i see happening on the LR is the spring will seperate and the cups willget out of place and then you have a problem. We had it happen with a slider once.

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