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    Quote Originally Posted by raustinss View Post
    Just a small tip , when measuring the height of the car use a spot on the frame as the reference point for the measurement, too many people will use the wheel well opening which can vary a lot more vs a point on the frame. Cheers glad it all worked out in the end
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    Yeah I think the driver side spring rate is not the same as the passenger side,it has the 550 stamped on it put when I push on the driver fender side it's a lot more bouncy that the passenger side.
    The shock are adjusted at the same number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh@ridetech View Post
    Looks good Phil!
    Thanks Josh!
    Question,I'm looking at getting some 650# spring,but they are 8.00 long spring,will these work with my 4.1+ 1.00 eyelet coilovers?
    Thank you josh!
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    project is looking good, keep plugging at it, getting it right is hard work,

    I'm glad your posting all this so others see,

    just because it bolts together doesn't mean it works together


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    Thanks!

    Yes,things like this Can be worked out thou,
    With the help of vendors,members and time to think things thru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelletiger View Post
    Thanks Josh!
    Question,I'm looking at getting some 650# spring,but they are 8.00 long spring,will these work with my 4.1+ 1.00 eyelet coilovers?
    Thank you josh!
    The 4.1" shocks really work the best with a 10" spring.

    If you were to use an 8" spring, it would either need a spacer or have to be really stiff for your car, so you don't run out of thread adjustment.


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    Josh,the spacer would go on top of the spring right?
    I got these for $40 for the pair,and there pretty new.
    I really just got them because I think one of the 10 inch 550lbs springs I got from an eBay seller seems to be softer then the other one even thou they are the same rate and length.
    I can always sell these after I install then to make sure that not the problem.
    Shocks were set at same length,so I don't know why one side looks higher,the passenger side compared to the driver side which looks lower.

    I hope thats all it is.
    Thanks Josh.
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    For the purpose of helping other who might find this thread down the line, it might be helpful to recap: (Correct me if I'm wrong) The OP was concerned about getting his geometry right at ride height(lower control arms level) With that done, the concern moved to ordering coilovers with the perfect length for his combination of parts. The solution for anyone else in this situation is: Don't sweat it! ridetech can help you FINE TUNE your coilovers dimensions by changing mounting ends, spring cups and spring length/rate. We have a detailed article here: https://www.ridetech.com/info/custom...tion-of-parts/

    It's a common question, since no two hot rods are exactly the same. ..and it's a bigger issue with mixed parts. Just make sure you are buying coilovers, like RideTech, that CAN be tailored. Kudos to Phil (the OP) for wanting to get it right. A lot of people just settle for coilovers that bottom out.. top out.. crash...bang, etc. Don't settle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelletiger View Post
    Josh,the spacer would go on top of the spring right?
    I got these for $40 for the pair,and there pretty new.
    I really just got them because I think one of the 10 inch 550lbs springs I got from an eBay seller seems to be softer then the other one even thou they are the same rate and length.
    I can always sell these after I install then to make sure that not the problem.
    Shocks were set at same length,so I don't know why one side looks higher,the passenger side compared to the driver side which looks lower.

    I hope thats all it is.
    Thanks Josh.
    Phil
    Hey Phil,

    Something like our drop cap (replaces the upper spring retainer) would be the easiest thing. This will push the spring farther down on the threads so you'll get to keep the adjustment- https://www.ridetech.com/products/co...-retainer-cup/


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    Thanks josh,that works!
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    Updates on the coilovers.
    10" springs 550lbs.
    I think I need to add another spacer under the coil over.

    Now this question is for the ridetech fellas.
    The car,how it sits
    I got a rough measurement of 12.5 from the center of the t bar to the center of the upper chicane bracket.
    I'm I good?
    Coil spring nut is just snug tight onto spring both side
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    Is the rest of the car done? (meaning full weight?) It might be wise to leave it alone for now and finalize springs after you get the car on the ground. I realize that your wheel stands emulate a level surface, but there is nothing quite like seeing the car on the ground and tweaking from there. As for coil spring collar adjustment, close to zero-preload is the way to go. Plus a turn or two is fine. There is no law against cranking your springs up a bunch, but it's better to swap out springs in an effort to achieve low preload.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Chryssos View Post
    Is the rest of the car done? (meaning full weight?) It might be wise to leave it alone for now and finalize springs after you get the car on the ground. I realize that your wheel stands emulate a level surface, but there is nothing quite like seeing the car on the ground and tweaking from there. As for coil spring collar adjustment, close to zero-preload is the way to go. Plus a turn or two is fine. There is no law against cranking your springs up a bunch, but it's better to swap out springs in an effort to achieve low preload.
    Steve
    Yes Steve car is all pretty much complete,I do still have iron head,that will be switched for aluminum ones.
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    Found out why the passenger side was higher than the driver side.

    One of the 6 jack stands I have was under the header!
    Doh!

    Now the driver side is only about 1/2 lower,I know I need to adjust this.
    I still think the springs are too soft.
    Going to get some 750lbs.

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