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    Coilovers on solid axle commodore

    Thinking of running some s13/14 rear coilovers on the back of my vs ute. Assuming the shock mounts will take the load, will this work? Just like running coilovers on a custom 4 link?

    Just seems like itíd be heaps easier setting up spring and shock rates. Thoughts?
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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    Can pretty much buy all adjustable bolt up parts from top & bottom control arms,adjustable spring bases etc

    Once setup properly with beefy anti-roll bar should be set & forget.

    Start doing coil-overs you'll want to tub it etc
    an easy fix is get a mate to drive in front of you at 60 then 80 then 100 and mark in on your speedo with some liquid paper.

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    S14 one's are about as high as the parcel shelf in a sedan. I have them fitted to my vc. S13 would be about as high as the tubs ( all brand dependent of course )
    Surely a set of king sl and some re valved konis would suit drag racing better. And just bolt in

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    even s13 will be too tall for the factory shock mounts, you'd need to build towers into the tray.

    factory mounts would also struggle to take the load i'd imagine
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    Ute doesn't have a top shock mount on the wheel tub. Would need to make them no matter what.

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    Soft original rear spring,lower control arm horizontal, koni yellow, 2deg nose down. Plenty for 8s

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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    If you want to get a bit more advanced, get instant centre 9" up and 29" out

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsballs View Post
    Soft original rear spring,lower control arm horizontal, koni yellow, 2deg nose down. Plenty for 8s

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    Sedan springs? Source for Koni yellows?
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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    Spring will depend what height you require to get lca horizontal.

    Top performance will probably have them

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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Let me know what price you get and I'll see if I can beat it

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    Apparently they donít do yellows to suit vs utes only reds
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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    If you are keeping it pretty high, sedan ones will be ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Pretty sure I can whip up some shock mounts, is there an online sizing chart somewhere?
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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    I have some old rear Koni reds laying around that were off a FG Falcon.
    Assuming totally incorrect size but yours for $50 for the pair if want.
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    How much use have they had?
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    How much use have they had?
    80,000kms
    7 years off car
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    Thanks anyway, rather something newerer
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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