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Old 03-07-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default Are helper springs necessary on a coilover?

Ok is it worth spending 200 more for the helper springs or not.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:10 PM   #2
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Didn't we explain to you in the other thread how Stance coilovers are worthless?
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:50 AM   #3
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haha not just yet but yall are starting to. But anyways I figured this thread could help others determine if helper springs are necessary. On any coilover setup.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:00 AM   #4
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haha not just yet but yall are starting to. But anyways I figured this thread could help others determine if helper springs are necessary. On any coilover setup.
^^ If that's the intent then I'm changing your thread title so you might actually get some discussion.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:13 AM   #5
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If the spring comes unseated from the perches during full droop then helper springs are a very good thing.

yes, there are many out there who run without them. I would not recommend it.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:46 AM   #6
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With my Koni insert/GC sleeve setup, my rear springs would unseat at full droop. I did not run helper springs, and it never was a problem on the street, on track or auto-xing. The only time it was an issue was when I jacked the car up - I just had to be sure when I let the car back down that I stopped part way, lined the springs up with the upper perches, then let the car all the way down.

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If the spring comes unseated from the perches during full droop then helper springs are a very good thing.

yes, there are many out there who run without them. I would not recommend it.
Ok well I have been talking to a lot of drift guys and they say there is no need for them really. But if the spring came unseated then i could see how the helper spring would come into play more. I guess drift guys do not care as much then because I had several of them say that it wasn't necessary but its a cool feature.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:32 PM   #8
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the drift guys you've been talking to probably have shocks with next to no travel. And drift cars generally don't handle all that well on a road course. Rhys Millen brought his billion horsepower genesis out to the last time attack event and got smoked by a miata.

Usually your shock has more travel than the spring and the will come unseated at droop. I've seen the top few threads of a coilover body worn off from the spring rubbing on it.
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With my Koni insert/GC sleeve setup, my rear springs would unseat at full droop. I did not run helper springs, and it never was a problem on the street, on track or auto-xing. The only time it was an issue was when I jacked the car up - I just had to be sure when I let the car back down that I stopped part way, lined the springs up with the upper perches, then let the car all the way down.

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same here and i was running 7" front and 8" rear springs.
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