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Ive hoping that someone would be able to school me on coilovers ive looked at several builds some has the top mount on the frame and some use a tall hoop to move the top mount 10 to 12 inchs above the frame and run a longer coilover whats the advantages of running a longer coilover im gathering parts to rebuild a blazer I traded for and I think about coilovers on it but I was hoping some of you guy's that has experience with them could help me out on having a better understanding on how to choose a good setup
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go to filthymotorsports.com
There are a lot of videos on choosing shock length, spring rates, set ups, pre-load, etc.
I bought my shocks from them. There is a calculator for spring rates too, plug in  your dimensions and corner weight, angles, link lengths, etc.
Shocks can drive you crazy figuring things out which means wasted money as I can attest. Longer shocks give you more range of adjustment. Lets say you have 16 inch travel shocks with dual rate 16 inch springs, 16 inch long spring on top, 16 long spring on bottom. If your ride height is too high you can swap out one of the 16 inch springs for a 14 inch and drop the ride height two inches. You can also swap a 16 inch spring for an 18 inch to raise the ride height as I did.
 Good luck.

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here is a video.
http://www.crawlpedia.com/shock_measurements.htm#video

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another video

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Thanks for the information that going to help a lot if I ever get time to actually work on it with my work schedule it might just have to stay on leaf springs for a bit longer id be happy if I can just get ir running and moving under its own power again
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