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Coilover Overview

CoilOver Tech


A coilover is simply a shock surrounded by a coil spring; it places the shock and coil in one linear unit. A coilover is a simple solution for most suspension designs, but can often be difficult to understand what you need. Fortunately, RideTech has your back with 14 years of suspension development.

Choosing a coilover begins with two important decisions. The first is choosing the function of your vehicle. If you are building a performance car, then you will want a coilover that has an adjustable shock. This allows the driver to tweak the “stiffness” of the suspension with a twist of a knob located on the shock. This adjustment knob controls the shock valving which controls the damping of the coilover. This is a huge benefit for drivers who want to fine tune their performance for the track, autocross, or the road. However, if you are building a cruiser, a non-adjustable shock is a much more economical solution. The RideTech non-adjustable shock is preset to give a soft valve setting which allows the best ride quality possible, leaving the guess work out.

The second most important decision in choosing a coilover is finding your desired spring-rate for the coil spring. Spring rate is the force required to compress a spring 1″ and is an important factor in how comfortable your car rides and your ride height. Finding the desired spring rate is a bit tricky, since you will have to know a little more about the design of your suspension. To help guide you through this process, RideTech has developed a simple spring-rate calculator:

Go to Spring Rate Calculator Page »

 

The Shock

RideTech’s engineering team started from the ground up with all new impact forged aluminum shock body.
Before selecting a shock, the first thing you will need to consider is whether you are looking for performance or ride quality. If the latter, the non-adjustable shock should be your economical choice.

The Shock Cutaway

Easy access adjuster knob allows a wide range of 26 clicks of rebound adjustment →
Large rubber external bumpstop to prevent harsh bottoming out →
5/8″ hardened shaft is precision ground and straightened to a tolerance of .001″ for increased durability and performance →
Billet end cap with integrated debris wiper to prevent seal damage →
Oversized rod guide improves piston rod stability →
Integral internal bumpstop eliminates extension crashing →
Monotube design allows large piston for superior oil control, ride quality, and handling →
Hard coat external anodizing ensures years of lasting beauty and performance →
Teflon piston wiper and progressive valving allow consistent piston/bore contact and repeatable performance →
Monotube bore is cathode anodized for years of wear resistance →
Specially contoured composite gas separator cup optimizes dead length and ensures proper nitrogen/oil separation →
One piece IMPACT FORGED body allows efficient manufacture and reliable leak-free operation →
Long lasting Kevlar lined bearings allow wide articulation and low noise →
Available Shock Lengths
Stroke Compressed Length Extended Length Shock Price
2.9 8.725 11.625 Starting from $200See More
3.6 9.425 13.025 Starting from $200See More
4.1 10.125 14.225 Starting from $200See More
5.2 11.225 16.425 Starting from $200See More
6.3 12.325 18.625 Starting from $200See More
6.9 13.125 20.025 Starting from $200See More

The Coil Spring

RideTech’s 2 1/2″ coilover spring is built in Indiana by HyperCo. It provides an accurate linear spring rate while maintaining ride height throughout its life. Available in dark navy blue and chrome upon request.Features:
• High tensile premium steel
• CNC cold wound
• Lightweight construction
• Bow resistant
• Powered coated finish

Available Spring Rates
Free Length ID Spring Rate
6″ 2.5″ 600, 700, 800 #/in
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7″ 2.5″ 175, 200, 275, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650, 700, 750 #/in
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8″ 2.5″ 150, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 450, 475, 500 #/in
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10″ 2.5″ 150, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 450, 475, 500 #/in
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8″ 2.5″ 150, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 450, 475, 500 #/in
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