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If you dont mind me asking Wot sort of poundige springs would you use on the avo's with the torshion bars still in?.:)
 

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Using your own question how many cars have YOU set up using your method?

If all cars responded in the same way then i'd happily agree with what you suggest but they don't. :)
Ken
Plenty of cars are using AVO's and they work well and to answer the original question as to which are the best shocks then the answer in my opinion is AVO or other quality coil over. They cost £200 a pair,can be fitted in half an hour,fully adjustable shocker,adjustable height spring, £40 for a new pair of springs if you need to change spring rate.
Don't forget the flop stop.
Change the shocker valve for over 200lb springs and slicks
 

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i wish:incheek:
Sorry daft lad, thought you'd ran 11.86,
oh well, atleast i was making you look better than you are not worse :lol:
I'm sure you will miss out the 11.8's next year, staight into 11.7's, you'll see ;)
 

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Any links for those nice AVO coil-over shocks? Its for an IRS/944/alu trailing arm and they need to be a bit lower than stock. Heim joints in them would be nice.
My current Bilstein gas shocks are bottoming out at the moment..:(
you can get them from us wally, as we have these made for us for porsche a arms.;)
 

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Plenty of cars are using AVO's and they work well and to answer the original question as to which are the best shocks then the answer in my opinion is AVO or other quality coil over. They cost £200 a pair,can be fitted in half an hour,fully adjustable shocker,adjustable height spring, £40 for a new pair of springs if you need to change spring rate.
Don't forget the flop stop.
Change the shocker valve for over 200lb springs and slicks
What is that setup like on the road for those that want to street their bug regularly?

Cheers :)
 

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I run coil over shocks on the rear.

Before I fitted them my car it was really unpredictable and a bit scary when launching and hard shifting from first to second gear. The stock torsion spring just didn't offer enough support for the extra power and weight. Not wanting to use 28 or 30mm torsion springs to protect the gearbox from brakages. I fitted Avo coil overs and the rear end handling of the car inproved dramatically and i can also adjust the setting for the street or strip.
 

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Nice, adjustable height and sferical bearings?

Do you still use the torsion bars or have you removed those alltogether?
adjustable height yes, s/bearings yes at extra cost, two types of mounting, normal and pro race,
normal mounting on the right set (shox) pro race on the left (coilovers) this is our bay bus set up.........

the bottom pic is of my own drag car kit pro race bottom and top mounting,s which i dont run torsion bars, i made this little kit to remove the saggy torsion bar and spring plate,s

some of the kit to soild it all up.....................
 

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Very cool! but don't you need some pre-load to let the tires 'plant' themselves?

The torsion housing plate with the bronze bushing is for a swing axle I suppose?

I am still doubtfull if - when leaving the torsion bars out - a single bolt can/will hold the entire weight of a rear engined heavy street bug (2200 lbs incl. 200lbs me) that also sees circuit duty?
Whats your experience Lee? or do you use exceptional good bolts for this that can hold it in single sheer?

Would prefer to leave them out as it saves a lot of weight (which is very welcome on my car)...
 

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Very cool! but don't you need some pre-load to let the tires 'plant' themselves?

The torsion housing plate with the bronze bushing is for a swing axle I suppose?

I am still doubtfull if - when leaving the torsion bars out - a single bolt can/will hold the entire weight of a rear engined heavy street bug (2200 lbs incl. 200lbs me) that also sees circuit duty?
Whats your experience Lee? or do you use exceptional good bolts for this that can hold it in single sheer?

Would prefer to leave them out as it saves a lot of weight (which is very welcome on my car)...
Yes that kit is for swing axal, but we do uniball for irs cars, can not comment on weather your heavy car will handle uni ball on the street, not done that my self so dont no. cant see why not ??
 
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