I put coilovers on the Dominator Tandem

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Scott Waggoner
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I installed the QA1 - 8264 coil over shocks (Thanks to Phil Alvarez for that drawing) with 200 pound springs. Man what a difference, these things make even MY landings acceptable. I may go with 275 pound springs, but I may not, going to fly it with the 200s for a while. No more aggravating little air compressors.
 

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Hi Scott
Way to go!!!

I'm thinking of the same type of addition.
On a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being only slight improvement ten being I cannot feel anything.
On landing?
On hitting a rut in the road or pasture?
 

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John,

I haven't had it on rough field yet, but that is my long term goal. As far as landings I would put them at 8 on your scale for landing. I on purpose dropped one from probably a foot and a half and it was a non event, couldn't really tell that I had dropped it in. Of course I did run my air shocks at 200 psi which made for a more unforgiving setup for me to compare too. Put it this way, I would never go back to air shocks.
 

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Got any pictures of your setup?
I Googled the part number you posted and it only showed the smooth body shock.
 

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1061665 16 Series Small threaded twin tube shock-6 inch-comp.5/reb.5
106291-250Lb. 17/8" spring, 10" long
106(20123) R-series coil over kit.

www.SpeedwayMotors.com

This set up is on my Dominator.
 

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shock drawing

shock drawing

Attached is the drawing with the details. It is drawn to print on an 11x17 sheet.
 

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Mike, www.qa1.net the shocks, springs and spring kits are listed by prod.no. in the search box.
 
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