Anyone install a QA1 aoilover conversion

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Rick WI, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. Rick WI

    Rick WI Veteran Member

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    Getting close to ordering a set and wondering if you have to remover the lower A-Arm for these? Like I had to do when I installed the Carrera kit.

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    Yes you must lower the A arms to put them in. From what I can tell, I am going to like these very much!
     
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    Thanks. Figured as much, same as the Carerra setup. We will have to compare notes after the holidays. Ordered mine on Friday and should have them next week. Now to take off the Carerras, clean things up under there and wait for the new stuff to come in.

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    What's the difference between the Carrera and the QA1? I have a set of the Carrera right now, is there a reason to change to the QA1?
     
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    I liked the Carrera just fine. They are three years old and although they have not seen a ton of miles, most have been a workout. So the dampening is basically kaput. My front end is kinda like a pogo stick. Actually Carrera told me they would take care of them if I take one shock measurement, call them back and then send them in. They only want to make sure I installed the shock at the correct extension. So I will do that and then put that pair aside or sell.

    Anyway the QA1's are adjustable for compression and rebound. Thats why I thought I'd try them this time.

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    What spring rates are you running. I was thinking of going coilover on the front as well. I'm supporting an all iron BB.
    If your Carreras are capable I might be interested if you're selling after revalving, Rick.

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    They are 450lb springs. QA1 specs a 350-465 variable rate for their big block coilover, which is what I am getting.


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    No you do not have to remove the lower a-arm to install the shocks.Remove the ball joint nut and just drop down the a-arm.You will love the shocks,have had them for two yrs.

    Brian
     
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    Great, thats cool. They should be here Friday so when I take the old ones out I'll compress the spring so I don't have to take out the A Arm.

    They are a slightly different design than the Carerra setup and I was hoping that would be the case.

    I am really looking forward to trying these out. Loved the Carerra setup, these should be sweet with the dampening adjustment.

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    what is the diffrence between the 2 setups and what is the price diffrence I was thinking of doing this but not much $$$ right now? how much of a diffrence does this make from stock Z28 coils and polly bushings?
     

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