Fox Front Coilover Spring Weight/size?

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  1. A5literMan

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    Going to order some front coilovers from TeamZ. I have an 86 with stock k member,Strange adj struts,cc plates with a 302/t5. Street/strip full weight car. What size spring rate should i get?
     
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    How about me?

    175-225. There'll be 3 different 12" springs to choose from in that range. I am using, (and have used) #175's on the front of my last car, and the current one I'm putting together. They look like they're almost collapsed when there's weight on them, but there will be about a little less than 1/4" or so between each coil. When you add that up between all of the coils in question, there should be about 2-2.5 inches of compression left in the spring at ride height.
    A 175# spring is obviously the softest spring you can use, and the ride will be commensurately softer as well. There are guys out there that are using a much heavier rated spring that use the car in autocross/road racing. So be sure you know what you want performance-wise from the spring.
    It's all in what you are looking for in the end.

    In my case, "the end" I was was more concerned about was the one that sits in the seat.
     
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    What kind of performance are you going for?

    I like handling, so i use a 275lb 12 inch.
     
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    I've had s stiff/handling suspension in this car for the past 2+years and want to focus on optimizing for the strip. Still drive the car on the street also but don't care about carving corners anymore.
     
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    If you don't care about handling, 175 would be the way to go, with 12-14" tall for the strip.
     
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    Yeah, I just realized I made an incorrect statement. I have had, and currently have 14" 175# springs on front.
     
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    I have 12" 175 lb springs in mine and the front end is tied down with suspension limiters to limit the total amount of uncompressed travel
     
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    Thanks but i just purchased strange adj struts and shocks. Going in with TeamZ rear drag springs and want front coil overs
     

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