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dirttruck75
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted August 02, 2005 03:14 PM  
Everyone at my track is using coilovers now. Can you guys actually tell the difference between them and coil eliminators? One more thing, have you had any problems scaling your car sense you canít disconnect your rear shocks?

rrrrick
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted August 02, 2005 05:40 PM  
I can tell the difference in a friends car that we took off the eliminators and just went to coil overs the car seems to work a lot smoother

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted August 03, 2005 01:12 AM  
I can definately tell a difference. The coil-overs work MUCH smoother!!

dirttruck75
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted August 03, 2005 09:17 AM  
Any scaling Problems?

chapa73
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted August 03, 2005 10:55 AM  
I went to a coilover on mr left side,broke a slider and didnt wanna buy a slider,and had a afco shock that can go with the kits,went down and got a afco coilover kit and the car felt like it really wanted to roll over,felt like it had more bite,maybe we hit the right spot,but it sure felt better,gonna go to the coil over kit on the right side next year.

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted August 03, 2005 05:46 PM  
no scaling problems at all. I never disconnected my shocks anyways..... The only time I ever disconnected anything was when I ran a lift arm, I would disconnect it. I highly doubt that a shock being connected could affect the chassis enough to hurt the scale numbers, maybe if the shock was bent. I just don't see how it can bother it, I may be wrong????

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted August 04, 2005 05:46 AM  
You race with shocks hooked up dont you? The only advantage to unhooking them on the scales is it lets the car settle quicker so you dont have to wait for the numbers to stabilize, especially if your running a stiff shock package. I still unhook the front shocks just to speed it up a little but havent noticed scaling being any different. You just have to let the car sit a little longer before taking readings, and even then it only settles maybe a few pounds at the wheels.

chickenlittle
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted August 04, 2005 08:09 AM  
Here's why the coilover works better. If you don't have your springs and shocks in the same plane they work against each other. In other words they bind up. The coilover eliminates this problem and you don't have to worry about them being lined up anymore.

BlueStreak
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted August 04, 2005 09:13 AM  
Anyone have any issues with the car wanting to lift up and roll over too much?? We put coilovers on both sides and when we got in the gas on a tacky track the LF jumped 4 feet in the air and pushed like a dump truck. Running 4 bar clamped on LR with coilover in front, unclamped RR. Seems like there is no limit to how far the LR can get up on the bars! Loads of forward drive and side bite. Just need to tone it down a bit. Was thinking of puttting a chain limiter on the rear where the shock would usually go. Anyone try this and did it help?
Thanks for the input.

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