[DML] Re: Lowering the front end / New springs
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[DML] Re: Lowering the front end / New springs



If you look under the front of the car with the stock suspension 
you'll notice that the tie rods angle down slightly. When you install 
the lower springs obviously the car sits lower and the tie rods will 
be close to horizontal. This means the distance from the steering rack 
to the spindle has become a bit longer resulting in a toe out 
condition. That's why you need a wheel alignment after the spring 
swap. Lowering the rear of the car causes a change in alignment as 
well because of the change in the distance from the trailing arm bolt 
to the rear carrier.

Bruce Benson

> 
> Based on safety considerations, I plan to have a local suspension 
shop
> replace the worn shocks and put in lowered front springs.  The shop
> gave me an estimate of 2 hours to do the 4 shocks plus a pair of
> spring swap out.  Does this sound reasonable?  What should I be
> watching out for?  Should I readjust the toe-ins, cambers, etc. like
> the DMC news archive mentioned?
> 
> Thank you for you help.
> 
> 
> Steve
> VIN#04421
>






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