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King Coilovers

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by PhilipRoth, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    PhilipRoth

    PhilipRoth [OP] Well-Known Member

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    About 2 weeks ago installed kings front and back with TC UCA's from downsouthmotorsports. I would like the front to sit up a little higher to be level but dont want to lose ride quality. I have a 4x4 so what are my options? :eek: Anything would help
     
  2. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I know on my fox's I could swap my springs out for longer ones. Not sure about the kings
     
  3. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    Maybe that'd work. Anyone else?
     
  4. Jul 13, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    You would have to get longer springs if you don't want to preload them at all. Only option with a 4x4. Or a drop bracket lift
     
  5. Jul 13, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    crank down the sping on the CO's a bit farther... or are your cv's as far as they shoulg go?
     
  6. Jul 13, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    He is right. You can add more preload to the coilovers but you need to make sure your CV boot fins dont touch. If they do they will wear out very quickly. The ride will get a bit stiffer too as you crank them higher. Try it out cranked a bit and see how you like it.

    You can go to a stiffer spring for more height but the shock wont work as well unless you have a heavy front bumper to justify the stiffer spring. Its a constant battle getting the height and ride dialed in. Mine still needs some work.:(
     
  7. Jul 13, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    You can get longer springs with the same or lesser spring rate if you wanted
     
  8. Jul 13, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    Try preloading them to give it another inch of ride height or where you want it, you can always bring them down if its too harsh.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    had same problem i crank them up blew both cv's they didnt even look like they were touching. and the ride was very stiff. learned my lesson after to cv lowered them and wayyy happy with the smooth ride over the hight
     
  10. Jul 14, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    you can also run a 750# spring vs the 650# spring you are most likely running now. I have 750's on mine and the collar is all the way up for that caddy ride.
     
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