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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:42 am 
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Set of 4 adjustable AVO coil overs
3.5" travel (another inch possible by removing bumper)
11.15 compressed, 14.66 extended, 12mm eyelets
Uses 2-1/4 springs. Included are some 2.25 x 9 of unknown rates
$250 shipped in Cont US, listing should be on eelbay this evening.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:11 pm 
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You can easily determine the rate of those springs by standing on one and seeing how much it compresses.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:23 pm 
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Or you can measure the OD, the wire size (not over the paint) and count the number of active turns.

http://www.pontiacracing.net/js_coil_spring_rate.htm

The calculator doesn't care about the free length or compressed length.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:39 pm 
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Whatever the rate they are probably too stiff for a 7 if used at close to 1:1.
I had them on a 2500lb Superformance Cobra with about a .5 or so motion ratio and they were not soft.

.478 and .540 are the coil wire size


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:25 pm 
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For our mako style Exo car we had to buy some 2.25" springs (7" length). After an exhaustive search the best place I could find them was at Peter Lloyd Rallying.
http://www.peterlloydrallying.co.uk/ind ... f56ef92eb8
For those that want the shocks but would need softer springs. They sell springs for around $70 per pair. Those shocks look pretty similar to the GAZ units I have on my Ginetta. Easily adjusted and pretty durable!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:14 am 
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Are these still available?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:49 am 
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I just sold them, sorry.


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