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Old 03-11-2018, 01:37 PM   #16
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It blows my mind when people say H&R Race or similar is too stiff when I comfortably DD a car with 450lb/in front and 650lb/in back, and Koni SA shocks. I don't think you could go much higher than this with Koni SAs though unless you had them revalved.

Itís completely subjective. I have 450/600 with Koni SAís, UUC swaybars, and all new/urethane bushings on the entire chassis on my v8 e30. When I was 18, I would have said the ride quality is just fine. Iím 32 now, and it is in no way ďcomfortableĒ. Fun, yes. Easy on the back, no.

Go to the e34 forums, this same discussion happens, but the guys complaining are doing so about H&R sports. I have that setup on my e34 and it feels like a Cadillac compared to my e30. Itís all relative, and subjective.
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Old 03-11-2018, 02:22 PM   #17
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Well of course it's subjective, but it really shows how used to the absolute marshmallow ride people are.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:15 AM   #18
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Here in Sydney, they have a cafe to discuss such things...

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Old 04-07-2018, 08:44 AM   #19
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Itís completely subjective. I have 450/600 with Koni SAís, UUC swaybars, and all new/urethane bushings on the entire chassis on my v8 e30. When I was 18, I would have said the ride quality is just fine. Iím 32 now, and it is in no way ďcomfortableĒ. Fun, yes. Easy on the back, no.

Go to the e34 forums, this same discussion happens, but the guys complaining are doing so about H&R sports. I have that setup on my e34 and it feels like a Cadillac compared to my e30. Itís all relative, and subjective.
E34's are much more likely to bottom out the front strut than an e30, so usually the complaint is about crashing over sharp bumps in the front. 500/400 is a pretty nice all around setup for an e34
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:58 AM   #20
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24v swapped, run 450lbs, 6" springs out front & 5", 650lbs for the rear. A little bouncy at times, but the handling is awesome.
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It blows my mind when people say H&R Race or similar is too stiff when I comfortably DD a car with 450lb/in front and 650lb/in back, and Koni SA shocks. I don't think you could go much higher than this with Koni SAs though unless you had them revalved.
Same rates here with 24v/turbo/no AC and feels great on short Koni Race fronts and mustang rears. Sure it's stiff, but I find the stock suspension in most new cars to be more harsh.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:28 PM   #22
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What length springs you guys using in the rear? Iíve got 4Ē 600lb springs on adjusters and the adjusters are too long and contacting the chassis. Could go with a stiffer spring which I probably will but Iím tempted to ditch the adjuster and just shim to the height I want.

Basically whoís had success with what lengths without adjusters at a good low height?
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:33 PM   #23
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So you can run 8 inch springs in the rear? Iím trying to figure out a good combo for my drag e30 build what height and rates do you guys think would work the best?
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So you can run 8 inch springs in the rear? I’m trying to figure out a good combo for my drag e30 build what height and rates do you guys think would work the best?
Maybe with a soft spring with weight transfer in mind... I think usually a 6” spring is as long as people go but haven’t gotten any good answers. I know 4” is too short (for me at least...) haha
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:08 AM   #25
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You aren't going to want a low rear end if you're running big slicks, so 8" should work fine. I'm running 5" rear springs with adjuster jacked the whole way up, probably 7" total height, and it's a stiff spring.
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Pics of ride height?

I’m on 4” springs with adjusters almost all the way up and I like the height but the adjusters are hitting the opposing spring seat (thankfully it’s UHMW Poly)... I also have an early model street driven car. Think I’m going to go with a stiffer 5” spring and see where that gets me.
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There are some good pics in my project thread, link in my signature.
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