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Old 03-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #26
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how about a zipper
only problem with a zipper is when they seperate after the slider...ever have that happen on a sweatshirt or a jacket? remember how much of a pita in was to fix it? are you really gonna wanna fight with it under your car? i think the velcro would be the better way to go
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:22 AM   #27
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Those look great - how do they hold up to heavy travel? IE, does the velcro separate when the coilovers are fully compressed, thereby exposing the coilovers again?
Still not sure, their still on my dining room table, haha...

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how about a zipper
It was a quick thought until I realized that the sand and salt would jam up the zipper and I'd be cutting the covers off

The Velcro is 1"wide and has a really good bite on the seam, but until I run them for a while, I'm just guessing they'll hold tight.
I might redo the rears just to add a little wiggle room on the springs. I feel I made them too exact and if the spring expands during compression it'll definitely put stress on the Velcro.
The fronts have more room as they were made after the rears.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:31 AM   #28
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You could always sew in loops so you can lace them.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #29
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Here are mine:



Basically the same thing, but I used long zip ties at the top and bottom and then cut them off later. Mine were a little more loose around the spring and they were longer so they went all the way to the bottom of the damper and they could be pulled tight. This prevents them from sliding up. It also makes it so you don't have to taper the cover, it is basically "sealed" at the top and bottom, so the middle can be a little loose and it won't matter. The little bit of extra room around the spring allows it to freely compress.

I used mine all winter. It was a very mild winter for Minnesota, but the coilovers looked exactly like the did last fall by the time I took the covers off. It appears to have worked perfectly. The Velcro did not separate at all and there was no dirt or salt under the covers. I haven't looked lately but I do think there are places that sell ones with this basic design.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:34 PM   #30
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might as well make a bag to cover the whole car if you afraid to get it dirty
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:48 PM   #31
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might as well make a bag to cover the whole car if you afraid to get it dirty
SCIC ....... would have expected that comment from someone with a higher member #
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #32
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^^^ Agreed...
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:21 PM   #33
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that's a great idea. i might do this and prepare for winter
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #34
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Wish I did this 5 months ago...
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:39 AM   #35
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How well does the fabric breath?

Of course I can't find any articles to back up my recollection, but I'm fairly certain that the reason you don't see these types of covers on ATV / Motorcycle / Mtn Bike shocks is they actually trap dust and dirt inside as well as increase corrosion from moisture buildup inside.

I think a better alternative is to just coat your coilovers with something like Corrosion X or Boeshield. These types of products prevent corrostion/rust in the first place:

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:07 AM   #36
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I do recall a similar article back in my ATV days but one of the main reasons for this cover is to stop all the dirt from building up all over the coilover.
Maybe the covers and boesheild together would be a better combo. One preventing rust and the other protecting it from build-up.

Otherwise Xluben just checked his after the winter and seemed to be fine and I also park in a warmed garage so it should help with any moisture left in the covers.

There not not totally sealed so water could escape but the material also doesn't hold water because it's waterproof.
Sometimes I wish I just lived down south...
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:20 AM   #37
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Or just wash your car better and buy corrosion resistant coilovers?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:27 AM   #38
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I think we all know how well "corrosion resistant" parts hold up during a real winter...
Also, thanks for the car washing tip, I'll have to try that
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:05 AM   #39
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I think we all know how well "corrosion resistant" parts hold up during a real winter...
Also, thanks for the car washing tip, I'll have to try that
Especially a Canadian winter where we use salt on the roads..
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Yeah, also a Maine winter on the coast with salt water in the air and road salt everywhere will tear apart any resistant coating there is, lol
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:11 AM   #41
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Or just wash your car better and buy corrosion resistant coilovers?
so stupid. yes because everyone jacks their car up to wash their suspension especially during the winter. and why spend the money on "corrosion resistant" coils when you can spend a fraction of the cost to wrap them up.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:18 AM   #42
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so stupid. yes because everyone jacks their car up to wash their suspension especially during the winter. and why spend the money on "corrosion resistant" coils when you can spend a fraction of the cost to wrap them up.
If you think this wrap will stop corrosion you're delusional.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:25 AM   #43
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If you think this wrap will stop corrosion you're delusional.
of course not, i didn't say it would. but i would even bet corrosion resistant coils would not fair too well either, especially in coastal northeast.
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Then you would lose your money.
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maybe, but its preventative and i'm sure it will extend the life of them.

whatever i'm sure if he had kw's and wrapped them people would still give him 4h!t.
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Who's giving him ****? If you can't take constructive criticism get off the forums.
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ok boss.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #48
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love the ideo but i want to see how they withstand rain and snow. i would use something water proof and maybe tape the ends to make sure it will be tight
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:00 PM   #49
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I think we all know how well "corrosion resistant" parts hold up during a real winter...
Also, thanks for the car washing tip, I'll have to try that
Sorry bud but with proper cleaning it wouldn't be an issue. Also I don't think these will hold up if they bind up on the cover. Has anyone tried using something like this for an extended period?
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These are common in off road racing, where the amount of suspension travel they have is measured in feet and not inches.
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