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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:52 pm 
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How much is a set of coilovers for an ED XR6? does anybody know how they handle?
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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:24 am 
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mate coil overs arnt really available for e series falcons the only ones i have found are pedders and they only do fronts

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:19 pm 
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They are available, about $900 a corner mate, I have them front and rear in the EL here.
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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:50 pm 
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I run quadrant bilstien coilovers in the front of my EF. They can make coilovers for the rears but for we didn't think I would need to go that way at the moment.
Definatly a big improvement with handling but i'll be giving it a work out soon at Winton so i can see how much improvement there really is.

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 Post subject: Re: Coilovers
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:57 pm 
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danbode wrote:
How much is a set of coilovers for an ED XR6? does anybody know how they handle?



Why do you want them???? The front is a "coil over shock " anyway. The ones in the pic above are done in such a way that you can adjust the spring preload, just like on most motorcycles. They are of use for circuit racing/rallying...etc...
Its easier/cheaper to go big sway bars first, then go your shockies.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:50 am 
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cjh wrote:
danbode wrote:
How much is a set of coilovers for an ED XR6? does anybody know how they handle?



Why do you want them???? The front is a "coil over shock " anyway. The ones in the pic above are done in such a way that you can adjust the spring preload, just like on most motorcycles. They are of use for circuit racing/rallying...etc...
Its easier/cheaper to go big sway bars first, then go your shockies.


Spot on, most importantly, they are used to fine tune, and weight jack a car. More a "look at me" part on a street/road car.
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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:25 pm 
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Your guys are spot on with the reasons for having the coilovers, for me its because I do Club sprints i needed to run higher spring rates and this setup that i run is perfect for what i'm doing. But in regards to sway bars, I have discussed this option with Quadrent Bilstien and they have suggested to me that sways might affect the handling, so i'm going to run without sways for awhile and then look at diffenernt options when i get to that point

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:24 pm 
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projekt_j wrote:
Your guys are spot on with the reasons for having the coilovers, for me its because I do Club sprints i needed to run higher spring rates and this setup that i run is perfect for what i'm doing. But in regards to sway bars, I have discussed this option with Quadrent Bilstien and they have suggested to me that sways might affect the handling, so i'm going to run without sways for awhile and then look at diffenernt options when i get to that point


Higher spring rates are good, but there is a trade off with road tyres that cannot handle being loaded up that heavily, and race tyres can. Its like a redial tyre cannot cope with in excess of 500ft/lb, and heavy spring rates will work in a similar fashion.
I run a 550lb front, and a 380 rear in my EL, and its on the limit for road tyres, but it was predominantly designed for tarmac rally work.
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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:55 pm 
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projekt_j wrote:
Your guys are spot on with the reasons for having the coilovers, for me its because I do Club sprints i needed to run higher spring rates and this setup that i run is perfect for what i'm doing. But in regards to sway bars, I have discussed this option with Quadrent Bilstien and they have suggested to me that sways might affect the handling, so i'm going to run without sways for awhile and then look at diffenernt options when i get to that point


What???????, NO sway bars????? WTF!!!!! Do they think your driving an open wheeler that weighs about 500kgs??? In my experience, that is a crock. Any body mention to you about shifting the engine/trans backwards, about a 12" or so???
Horses for courses, remember that.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:11 pm 
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Sorry didn't make that clear, I ment no sway bars as in not upgrading the sways to larger ones for the moment but to run the standard ones for the moment.
I apologise if people thought i ment no sway bars at all.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:18 pm 
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Coil overs 600 spings and Whiteline bars also front and back....The shocks need re calibrating ...
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Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:42 pm 
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I Wanted to go the best set up for my ca and i thought coilovers as i wud be able to adjust the damper on them and havce a real stiff no body roll ride when needed
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Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:16 pm 
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EBXR8380 wrote:
Coil overs 600 spings and Whiteline bars also front and back....The shocks need re calibrating ...
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Nice shot of your coil overs there. I see you have a grease nipple in the top B/J. Does that miss your tyres by much??? On my EA, the tyres hit/rub on the B/J on hard cornering.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:06 am 
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im more curious on that front brake setup and where do you get them from???
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