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  • #16
    I don't find the TR6 lacking in handling for the way I drive which may be a little more conservative than it was when I was in my teens, twenty's and thirty's so I'm not inclined to greatly modify the rear suspension, only maintain it.... and I don't know if this is the same rig as Revington, but here's the RATCO version:
    https://www.sites.google.com/site/to.../shock-in-coil
    Driving a 1973 TR6
    Doing ZS carb repairs
    email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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    • #17
      I'm with Poolboy and others, the stock Armstrong shocks work fine. And follow the curved travel of the trailing arms. If you want a firmer ride, they can be revalved to firm things up. Kas Kastner felt they were fine back in the racing days. An earlier comment was made that the tube in spring follows the arc of the TA travel. It does not - by design a tube shock is always a straight line device. If you look at the Ratco picture you can see this - the tube is very close to the spring in some places and appears cantored at an odd angle - not centered in the spring. Now, the spring is fully extended, which wouldn't normally happen so perhaps the "arc" it has to absorb is small. The design does eliminate the load transfer to frame mounting points that were never intended to take them, so that's a plus. Frankly, the biggest reason I would consider it, maybe only?, is that it allows the very easy fitment of a rear roll bar. This, I hear has the biggest impact on handling on a TR6 without impact ride quality (improves it by reducing body roll?) . So, Armstrong still best....tube in spring certainly best tube conversion (without replacing the whole rear suspension) and if rear sway bar is desire certainly the way to go....

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      • #18
        "Best" is always going to be subject to choice, I've moved from new Moss springs and freshly rebuilt levers to the Revington kit and it transformed the car. I made only the rear shock in spring change and the difference was amazing. The kit was designed by an F1 suspension engineer and Neil warns against using the springs without the related shocks as they are a higher rate. Tubes or levers, two carbs or three, go with what you prefer. I decided to buy the kit after chasing a TR6 up the M40 in my Passat at stupid speeds on the way to a TR event (the Passat Estate is less fun to drive but has more capacity to carry parts than the TR).

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        • TZ250
          TZ250 commented
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          Steve how many miles have you put on the car since your coil over conversion. Do you know your spring rating. Is the shock gas charged and dose It have any manufacturing markings or labels I Agree best is subjective and I think coil overs are an interesting way to go.

      • #19
        I upgraded to the Revington kit, front shocks, springs and sway bar along with the rear tube Shock conversion, springs and rear sway bar 13 years ago. It has been the best upgrade I've done to my car and as many have echoed, it truly changed the car for the better.

        The original Armstrong shocks might be "fine" however the car is way more fun and spirited to drive now.

        Orest

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        • #20
          I’d go rear sway bar and stock rear shocks again if I wanted handling.
          I'm really not that interesting...

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