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Old 07-31-2020, 08:26 AM
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Default 1969 Camaro coilover top installation options

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I am going to upgrade to coilovers, but I noticed that you can get a shock type top end coilover or weld in the cross bolt type top coilover. Is either one better /worse for the ride. Its a street driven car and I am looking for the best ride in general (comfy not stiff). I have BMR control arms and using there lowering spring which is ok, but alittle harse on NJ roads (which suck).
I notice Global West has a weld in bracket as does BMR or even a Chicane mount option so there must be a method or reason for such items. Is it for a fuller travel on the coilovers or a more smooth movement on the top of the coilover for the suspension movement for a better ride?
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Old 07-31-2020, 10:09 AM
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If you want a comfy ride stick with progressive rate coil springs and some decent shocks imho. Bilstein shocks and Ridetech Street grip springs for example.

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for a Street driven car, a Coilover with a top Stud Mount and conical Spring would be the best way to go
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for a Street driven car, a Coilover with a top Stud Mount and conical Spring would be the best way to go
We'll be working on a '68 Camaro soon after we finished installing the suspension and dually wheels on the current Superduty project and clear the garage. Will definitely consider that set up to the Camaro for more comfortable ride.
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'm going to say from my experience do not use the top stud type mount for a coilover mount. Mine failed twice, I braced it the second time and if you really think about it was the top shock mount designed to hold the weight of the car? No it wasn't. If you dig hard enough you will find more failures like mine. I repaired it using the BMR coilover mount

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'm going to say from my experience do not use the top stud type mount for a coilover mount. Mine failed twice, I braced it the second time and if you really think about it was the top shock mount designed to hold the weight of the car? No it wasn't. If you dig hard enough you will find more failures like mine. I repaired it using the BMR coilover mount

Wow, that is the 1st time I have seen the Tower rip off! I have sold a lot of the Pro Coil setups that use a Stud mount - no one has ever reported this issue.

To me it looks like your Brace started to break and then finally ripped
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Wow, that is the 1st time I have seen the Tower rip off! I have sold a lot of the Pro Coil setups that use a Stud mount - no one has ever reported this issue.

To me it looks like your Brace started to break and then finally ripped
That was the first time it failed. Both sides of the car looked exactly the same. I cleaned it up, welded it back together and added some bracing. Lasted maybe a year, failed again, that is when I decided to use your (BMR) coil-over mount conversion.




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What Coilovers did you have and what was the Spring Rate? Is the car a Drag Car that came back down hard?
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What Coilovers did you have and what was the Spring Rate? Is the car a Drag Car that came back down hard?
Ridetech HQ single Adjustable. I street drive and autocross my car. I started off with 600# and went up to 800# springs. I put something like 20K miles on the car when it failed the first time.
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