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I had a car with hydralicks back when they started my car rode as good as a normal car.
Been wanting to get one again but see that the new cars with hydralicks ride like *hit bounceand not as smoth as the old cars used to be.
When I was youg had a friend that put aircraft parts in my car and rode great.
What is the best way to go hydro are air.
Thanks for the help if any
 

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the only reason the ride was different cause the coils were cut stock ones and now the people are more into power and speed when hitting the switch.

So stiffer coils are used.
 

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Thanks like i said would like to get back into it so just looking for advice from you young ins.
I haven't had one with hydralicks for over 30 years
 

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Whatever the car is you're looking to build, install accumulators on the pressure side of the lines to the cylinders. They are gas charged balls that allow the cylinders to move like shocks to dampen the ride. So smooth you'll forget there's hydraulics installed. Smoother than just stock cut coils.
 

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Not sure what kind of car your going juice, But run rear shocks and coil under set up in the rear with accumulators that will give you a good ride like your looking for
 

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I run a coil over setup on an 86 regal with powerballs welded to the axle, no shocks, just accumulators in the back. No squeaking ever and no problem rolling over railroad tracks at 40 mph. I tried with shocks and accumulators and noticed no difference after taking shocks off. I also run 4accumulators on a fwd buick and it cruises smoother than with the factory strut/spring setup. Good luck, this is the place to find your answers.
 

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Do NOT do this.
This guy clearly isn't trying to 3 wheel or do anything crazy running coil under will work just fine, coil under alone provides a bit smoother ride than coil over. The shocks aren't meant for ride quality but rather to hold together and not allow the coil to separate from the cylinder and fall out "make sure to run deep cup on axle". So not sure ATM's issue or concern with his style axle set up..
 

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This guy clearly isn't trying to 3 wheel or do anything crazy running coil under will work just fine, coil under alone provides a bit smoother ride than coil over. The shocks aren't meant for ride quality but rather to hold together and not allow the coil to separate from the cylinder and fall out "make sure to run deep cup on axle". So not sure ATM's issue or concern with his style axle set up..

With the technology we have today, it's best to just spend the coupe extra dollars on power balls and coil over cups instead of chancing it for whatever reason. That way you don't have to deal with any risks of a coil popping out. Although many say they've ran it with no problems, I've personally seen them pop out on people back in the day. Now they were 3 wheeling, but still. I'd rather be safe than sorry!
 

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With the technology we have today, it's best to just spend the coupe extra dollars on power balls and coil over cups instead of chancing it for whatever reason. That way you don't have to deal with any risks of a coil popping out. Although many say they've ran it with no problems, I've personally seen them pop out on people back in the day. Now they were 3 wheeling, but still. I'd rather be safe than sorry!
All 3 wheeling does is tear up your car. Wether it be a popped out coil, a deformed looking cylinder from rubbing, a buckled quarter or chipped paint along panel edges. Not everyone wants or likes to 3 wheel
 

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my 2 cents is coil over you don't have to do 3 wheel to drop a coil , it can happen just by going up a drive way at the wrong angle ....
 

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LOL this thread wasnt about coil over or coil under or even 3 wheeling, dude simply asked why his juiced car years ago rode good and juiced cars of today ride like shit. All i suggested was coil under for the simple fact that (A.) i believe is gives a better ride (B) i be willing to bet this mans car was set up this way whenever he had juice last! (C)like stated by "Edmunds" todays lowriders run big coils among other components and set ups like "coil over" that cause a rough ride.. As far as losing a coil the people on here saying they have seen it or know someone that had it happen to or their brothers friends counzins baby mommas ex boy friends sisters brother car the coil fell out for real?? If the coil under is set up and put together correctly you should not have any problem not saying 100% it might not happen but if you set the car up correctly and dont hack it together you should be ok. Im willing to bet that most vehicles people are saying the coils have fell out of are hacked together cars with bullshit fabrication or built by someone who simply ran out of talent. Also if this man is not putting a bridge of some type in his vehicle and he runs coil over he is almost certain to crack his factory upper spring mounts or pockets whatever you wanna call them this will not happen running a coil under set up.
 

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Heres a car that i built it was ran for years and driven all over the place on the expressway to out of state shows you name it, not one time did i ever lose a coil or have any issue with the rear end of this G-body. I agree that in most cases and even me personally coilover is the way to go, but for some people's build and or budget coil under is a option and there is no problem running a car this way.
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Heres a car that i built it was ran for years and driven all over the place on the expressway to out of state shows you name it, not one time did i ever lose a coil or have any issue with the rear end of this G-body. I agree that in most cases and even me personally coilover is the way to go, but for some people's build and or budget coil under is a option and there is no problem running a car this way.
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You were around during the ruff dawg days, right? So you saw all the same fuckups that I did when I was younger. My cousin dre and that club always had those coils popping out all over the place. Nobody in the D does it that way anymore. It was only done that way bc it was all that way available. Once heim joints came into play damn near everybody with more than 1 pump converted and havent looked back. I remember seeing that grand prix around 99 or so. Still got pics of it. You still got it?
 

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You were around during the ruff dawg days, right? So you saw all the same fuckups that I did when I was younger. My cousin dre and that club always had those coils popping out all over the place. Nobody in the D does it that way anymore. It was only done that way bc it was all that way available. Once heim joints came into play damn near everybody with more than 1 pump converted and havent looked back. I remember seeing that grand prix around 99 or so. Still got pics of it. You still got it?
Yes i remember the Ruff Dawgs lol way back, and i totally understand its not the current way guys are doing rear axle set ups but is still a way cars can be juiced and in my personal opinion it will stay together. Either way to each there own like i said if i were to go to the garage and build a car today i would chose coil over but this is another option. Anyway im not sure if my car is the one your thinking of i built mine in 2001 i think there was a Grand Prix looked just like mine but had shaved handles and gold wheels, either way no i sold mine to a dude in Ohio about 4-5 years ago he still has it i just talked to him a month ago he said he just lets it sit in the garage never takes it out!
 

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x2 for coil under + accums, i love it on my car. i chose this route for the good ride and the old school look. personally, i like seeing coils on the axle when the ass is up, especially when they're chrome.
 
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