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Technical 55 210 wagon gasser coil overs

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1badnov, Jul 4, 2022.

  1. 1badnov
    Joined: Sep 28, 2007
    Posts: 552

    1badnov
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    from South Bay

    I’m currently building a 55 wagon. I was going to run 409 Impala springs up front, but, but now I’m thinking about coil overs. Anyone know what part# they ran on the Roadkill 56?
     
  2. Screenshot_20220704-215445_Samsung Internet.jpg Another few options keeping with the look of regular springs is using stock 56 springs with an aluminum spacer at the bottom like Global west sells part #1106 fit 55-7 chevys, this 1" spacer provides 2" lift, or Eaton springs offers stock rate replacement springs with taller options. Either of these won't change ride firmness. Those 409 springs are super stiff from what I've heard. Are you going to run ball joint spacers too?
     
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  3. COCONUTS
    Joined: May 5, 2015
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    COCONUTS

    I ran the station wagon - 409 springs along with air shocks in the rear of my 396, 4 speed 57 Chevy. There was no give with that set up. In fact when I would travel over a set of railroad tracks at 35 MPH, I would bounce around so much that if I did not take my foot of the gas pedal I would take off, smoking the rear tires. But for a young 19 year old, it did look pretty cool.
     
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  4. 1badnov
    Joined: Sep 28, 2007
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    1badnov
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    from South Bay

    Thanks & Yes I have some ball joint spacers.
     
  5. wheelguy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
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    wheelguy
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    What did you ever work out with your front end?
    I'm looking for a pair of TRI-FIVE ball joint spacers if you aren't using yours.
    I had some and saw a wanted ad and figured I'd help someone out. now I need some.
    Please respond either way so I know.
    THANKS, Joe
     
  6. wheelguy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
    Posts: 417

    wheelguy
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    See above. I'm still looking for some spacers.
    THANKS
     
  7. Looks like they are available again on ebay
     
  8. SmokinBill
    Joined: Sep 18, 2009
    Posts: 852

    SmokinBill
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    I used the Ebay ball joint spacers and QA1 coil overs with 450lb spring rate, and adjusted them as high and tight as possible, A-Arms were topped out but it was lifted as much as could be with that set up. IMG_20190731_123737203.jpg IMG_20191016_161306780_HDR.jpg
     
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