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Question Who Has the Best Coil Over Kit???

Who is the person or vender who had a very nice adj coil over kit?

I need one for my flared 914-6 GT clone with 9X16s, and am running 22 bars up front and a Tarrett sway bar and Bilsteins all the way around. So what would be the best set up & spring rate??

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I would go with Ground Control coil over kit... great stuff at a great price ( I think) and you can pick any spring rate you want.

Thats what I am going to buy anyway.

http://www.ground-control-store.com/products/category.php/CA=95

Hope that help a little bit.
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Eibach with ground controle adjustable perch. Spring rate depends on your threshold for pain. I would think with the six cylender 140#
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For the rear....

Coleman racing coil over kit in 8' or 10'. Depends on your ride height. 80 bucks for a pair of rear coil over perches.

These are for 2' ID springs only.
And as luck would have it.
Dam near all high performance racing springs are 2" ID.
Man... I love it when a plan comes together.

Springs you can get anywhere race springs are sold.

Typically 100 bucks a pair for 8-10 inch length springs of most any stiffnes, 90 Ilbs - 400+ Ilbs. You name it. They make em.
Ground Control, Eibach, H&R, etc.

For the front. Unless you have a full cage and use coil overs up front.

You are stuck with changing torsion bars.

Do you have a 5 bolt 911 front end?
Or a 4 bolt 914 front end?

I have a flared car too.
21mm front torsions on a early 911 front end. With Tarrett Sway bar. Koni reds.

(Probably going back to 19mm front bar when she gets back on the road)

Rear: 8' Coil overs with 180s and factory rear bar with Koni reds.

Springs are cheap used. You get to play with the spring setup for the rrear. you can raise it and lower it at will.
AND... You can swap other 914 buddy's springs if you choose.

Hope this helps. As there are a ton of setups that can work.. And work well... Just kinda depends on what you like as far as ride quality VS Handling.

Typically. The better it handles. The lower the quality of ride.

You can get it to handle like a slot car and ride reasonably well.

As always.... there are tradeoffs.................

C
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Originally posted by Twystd1
For the rear....

Coleman racing coil over kit in 8' or 10'. Depends on your ride height. 80 bucks for a pair of rear coil over perches.

These are for 2' ID springs only.
And as luck would have it.
Dam near all high performance racing springs are 2" ID.
Man... I love it when a plan comes together.

Springs you can get anywhere race springs are sold.

Typically 100 bucks a pair for 8-10 inch length springs of most any stiffnes, 90 Ilbs - 400+ Ilbs. You name it. They make em.
Ground Control, Eibach, H&R, etc.

For the front. Unless you have a full cage and use coil overs up front.

You are stuck with changing torsion bars.

Do you have a 5 bolt 911 front end?
Or a 4 bolt 914 front end?

I have a flared car too.
21mm front torsions on a early 911 front end. With Tarrett Sway bar. Koni reds.

(Probably going back to 19mm front bar when she gets back on the road)

Rear: 8' Coil overs with 180s and factory rear bar with Koni reds.

Springs are cheap used. You get to play with the spring setup for the rrear. you can raise it and lower it at will.
AND... You can swap other 914 buddy's springs if you choose.

Hope this helps. As there are a ton of setups that can work.. And work well... Just kinda depends on what you like as far as ride quality VS Handling.

Typically. The better it handles. The lower the quality of ride.

You can get it to handle like a slot car and ride reasonably well.

As always.... there are tradeoffs.................

C
I have a 930 front susp & 22mm Torsion bars and the Tarrett sway as well, sperical bearings too.
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http://rebelracingproducts.com/Suspension/Steering.html

Clint's coil overs are among the best. They are made for the 911/914 Porsche Bilsteins, unlike other mentioned manufactures who's products are generic and "shim to fit". He can help with spring rates, but asking around on these forums with those who run them is going to be the most accurate info. Be sure to note whether a chassis is caged or not. A fully caged chassis is going to act different than a non caged chassis given equal spring rates.

Cheers, Don.
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Heres a picture of my rear setup. Rebel Racing.

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