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Hi,

Has anyone got coilover shocks on their T1? Is it possible to do away with the stock torsion bars and replace them with beefy coilovers? I've seen huge Fox and Bilstein coilovers on some of the baja 1000 racers, but do they keep the stock bars as well? Any ideas how it would affect the road handling?

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Front or rear?
Front you use through rods like red 9 sell and a beam designed for coilovers with extended shock towers.
Rear you use hemi joints which fit in location of spring plate cover. Top shock mounting usually inc into cage.
 

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Thanks! Mostly I am interested in coilovers on the back.

The fellah at Chirco said the same about the cage + lots of fabricaton to use coilovers. Has anyone done this or can point me to pics or tech articles?
 

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yellowbugmonster said:
Has anyone got coilover shocks on their T1? Is it possible to do away with the stock torsion bars and replace them with beefy coilovers? I've seen huge Fox and Bilstein coilovers on some of the baja 1000 racers, but do they keep the stock bars as well? Any ideas how it would affect the road handling?
If you are doing it properly you should remove the torsion bars and leaves. This is becoming a lot more popular in the US and gives significant advantages. It's not cheap though!!!

If you go this route ALL the shock mounts need to be dual sheer.

I went with uprated Sway-a-way torsion bars and leaves, plus stupidly long Bilstein dampers. :D Mine handles well on the road (for a Baja).



http://www.airsouls.com/firedancer/
 

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Those coilover adaptors are from a sandrail company, would they be ok on a heavy sedan like a baja? Their rear trailing arms are cool too ;)
 
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