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Author Topic:   Birdcage locations/slider or coilovers
jmmmshowers
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted November 08, 2005 07:07 PM  
Does anyone know the measurement from the end of the rearend housing to the outside of the birdcages? I'm trying to mount my springs and shocks on the birdcage but there isn't enough room for spring clearance infront of the housing. Spring hits the upper link. Looking at mine, the birdcages are at different locations. Also, what is better, slider or coilover? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

20crew
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted November 08, 2005 07:39 PM  
the measurements depend on your chassis as most are alittle different.
I would use the coil overs , had slidders on a HARRIS car , they seperate and your springs fly out.

star1modified
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted November 11, 2005 08:50 AM  
IF YOU USE THE SLIDERS WITH THE INTERNAL STOOP THEN YOU HAVE NO WORRIES ABOUT SEPARATION.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted November 11, 2005 11:30 AM  
On the slider/coil over question.
On a 4 link, with spring on birdcage, having the coil over on the back is best when traction is needed. When track roughs or tackies up, put the slider on the lr and a shock on the front, that will help to keep the car calmed down.
No slider vs coil over, coil overs are alot better, the sliders get dirty and have bind problems too easy for most people. They take alot of maintence to keep the mworking bind free. The coil over not as many problems.
On the RR 4 link put a coil over on the front, puts both shock and spring in best place.

jmmmshowers
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted November 11, 2005 04:40 PM  
What type/brand of coilover is recommended, but not too expensive? Is the springs the same rate going from slider to coilover?

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted November 11, 2005 10:29 PM  
Yes the spring rates will be the same. I bought my coil-over kits from Southwest Speed. I think they were $75 each. I haven't had any problems with them, they work fine.

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