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Old 03-25-2018, 03:05 PM   #1
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Need input on what is the best way to figure out the proper length coil over shock for a ladder bar car. only backhalfed it over 20 years ago, better late than never.
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:31 PM   #2
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Set the car at ride height, measure the center to center of your shock mounting points, pick a shock with a min. of 5" travel and have that shock mount close to the center of it's stroke.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:47 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:25 AM   #4
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any suggestions on spring rate for 2900 lb car
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:53 PM   #5
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130 lbs. IMO You only want enough spring to hold up the rear of the car
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:52 PM   #6
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Thank You again LOL
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:17 PM   #7
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Hey Frank,

Don went to double adjustables a couple of years ago but i cant remember the brand. Anyways, they told him to ise the lightest spring theat will hold the car up. I believe he had 130s in it maybe even heavier and it was preventing the suspension from working properly. You can call him and ask to make sure.
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:39 PM   #8
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Thanks Jim
I will give him a call
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:29 AM   #9
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Frank I have been running 110lbs on the back of mine for years
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I'm finding that between 110 and 130 is the magic number. I have 130 springs, will get 110 with new shocks, and start testing. Now I have a starting point.
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