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anyone with coilovers...springrate question

Postby osrolla » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:25 am

Im looking at coilover conversion kit from t3 for my 82 te72. What springrates do you guys have? Its my daily driver, only going to lower it a little bit not slammed or anything, function over form for me. What would be a good rate for the lil te72?
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Re: anyone with coilovers...springrate question

Postby mikealike » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:55 pm

osrolla wrote:Im looking at coilover conversion kit from t3 for my 82 te72. What springrates do you guys have? Its my daily driver, only going to lower it a little bit not slammed or anything, function over form for me. What would be a good rate for the lil te72?


front would have to be in the 300 range and the rear is in the 250 range. I use 350 in the front of my rolla and the rear is soft do to launch and track only...I hope this helps
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Re: anyone with coilovers...springrate question

Postby rolla_rage » Fri May 29, 2015 4:55 am

I had 250lb/in up front on my fully trimmed wagon daily driver. It may have been a bit stiffer than stock, but still very much a daily; not too stiff. I would maybe go up to about 300, above that its prob start feeling pretty rough. After adding about 100lbs of weight with an engine swap I now run 325's and it is pretty good mix of stiff and decent ride.


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Re: anyone with coilovers...springrate question

Postby ulises_te72 » Sun May 31, 2015 9:33 pm

So what spring rate should i used? I have a 1jz on my 1980 corolla

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Re: anyone with coilovers...springrate question

Postby rolla_rage » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:56 am

ulises_te72 wrote:So what spring rate should i used? I have a 1jz on my 1980 corolla

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Sweet! I'm curious, what did you use for trans and rear axle? Did you have to cut the tunnel up quite a bit? What kind of power are you making?

My wagon weighs 2550lbs and I run 325lb/in up front. I think they are just right for daily driver and hold their own for a little canyon carving. I've been running tokico blues up front, but I've never quite thought it was enough dampening. This next week I plan to modify my strut tubes and install sw20 AGX adjustable rear cartridges up front.

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Re: anyone with coilovers...springrate question

Postby baldo » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:45 am

Thats easy, cressida or supra everything in the front! :D
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Re: anyone with coilovers...springrate question

Postby ulises_te72 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:56 am

rolla_rage wrote:
ulises_te72 wrote:So what spring rate should i used? I have a 1jz on my 1980 corolla

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Sweet! I'm curious, what did you use for trans and rear axle? Did you have to cut the tunnel up quite a bit? What kind of power are you making?

My wagon weighs 2550lbs and I run 325lb/in up front. I think they are just right for daily driver and hold their own for a little canyon carving. I've been running tokico blues up front, but I've never quite thought it was enough dampening. This next week I plan to modify my strut tubes and install sw20 AGX adjustable rear cartridges up front.

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No modification to the tunnel, just a little bit of denting to fit the bell housing, i did drop the crossmember 1 in to push the engine a little more back. No cutting what so ever. The power its great, i am using a toms tech computer, water/air intercooler, 440cc injectors, 3in exhaust and 14 pounds of boost. My rear end is stock but i am fabricating a ford 8.8 rear end at the moment.
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Re: anyone with coilovers...springrate question

Postby rolla_rage » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:17 pm

Very cool, clean install too!
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