Coil overs vs Coil Springs

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  1. 94Snake

    94Snake Member

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    So I still need to upgrade my K-member to a tubular one but I'm trying to decide to stick with my coil springs or upgrade to coil overs. I've been building my car with weekend drag racing as the goal. I'm not much into the taking corners and such. My current coil springs are Eibachs drag launch springs on all four corners with the air bag in the aft rear. Should I switch to coil overs or just get the new k-member and control arms and reuse my coil springs. Thanks for the help!

    Greg
     
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    You'd probably be happy with UPR's setup.
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    If the car isn't going to see the twisty's then I'd say stick with your coil springs and save some money.
     
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    B.mad Well-Known Member Preferred Vendor

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    if you do drag racing, you won't need that beefier k-member set up. If you want a lighter front end, k-member, control arms, and coilers will be the way to go. sheds about 40-60 pounds (so they say). gotta see if 2-3k is worth the weight savings.
     
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    Im doing a upr tubular k with modified 03 cobra arms and upr coil overs on the front of my 96 plan for drag racing and spirited driving
     
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    Nah, that's why I mentioned UPR. $800 for their chrome moly K member kit. Comes with K member, A arms, and coil over kit.
     
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    B.mad Well-Known Member Preferred Vendor

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    Not bad! Really cheap actually.

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    coilovers with tubular arms to save weight and so you can dial in the spring rates and shocks for good weight transfer
     
  9. 94Snake

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    Awesome input! I appreciate the thoughts! I'll probably look into doing the whole coilover front end then! Thanks again!

    Greg