Re: [DML] springs and shocks
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Re: [DML] springs and shocks



Mr. Funk:

I had both systems on my DeLorean.   I first had replaced the OEM  
front springs with PJ Grady's front springs when he had them made up  
and sold them some many years ago.  I also had his four shocks  
installed (that he had engineered and sold) all at the same time.  I  
believed I had this combination on my car for over seven years of  
daily driving.  This combination worked well until the shocks had  
slowly developed leaks and the front springs had sagged to which it  
made driving in NYC's roads a major challenge from bottoming out.    
So, last year of 2006, I had all the shocks and the springs  
completely replaced with Eibach Springs and DMCH's shocks system that  
are the rave of the DeLorean community.   Sadly, the Eibach's front  
springs didn't last more then six months and the Eibach front springs  
had started to SERIOUSLY sagged even beyond Rob's springs.  The  
DeLorean front end was very low.

Rob at PJ Grady was baffled at the situation of both of the springs  
and suggested that the OEM springs should be reinstalled or to have  
spacer shims made and to be installed along with the present Eibach  
springs on my DeLorean.  To have the spacer shims to be made was  
turned down by several machinists and the cost to producer them was  
not cost effective and I needed my DeLorean back on the road ASAP.   
It was cost effective and time wise for me as to purchase a new pair  
of front springs to which I have gotten Rob's LAST pair of front  
springs that he had put away and saved.   I do believe he doesn't  
have any more of his springs in stock and he had reluctantly sold me  
his last pair.

Anyway, I got my car back from Rob last Thursday and the car rides  
and handles great!  IMO, the combination of both suspension systems  
with Rob's front springs and the Eibach's rear springs with DMCH  
shocks all around plus the Michelin Pilots tires, is the BEST RIDE  
and HANDLING in my eleven years of daily driving with my DeLorean.   
The ride is nice and comfortable.  It is not hard-hitting and bumpy  
on the road as the with the other combinations.  I Luv It!!!

I am looking forward to see the many of the Mid-Atlantic members this  
weekend at the Spring Social of 2007.

Kayo Ong
#5508
Lic.   9D  NY


PJ with the OEM rear springs.

On Apr 16, 2007, at 1:12 AM, funkstuf wrote:

> I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the Eibach Springs .vs.  
> the
> lowered front P.J. Grady Springs. I recently put the Eibach Springs on
> front and back with the Mid-State Delorean shocks on my Delorean. The
> front end sits a bit lower than normal but still seems a bit high. The
> cars I've seen with the P.J. Grady lowered front end springs seem  
> to be
> VERY low, almost too low but I'd like to hear from a few that have
> these. I would also be interested to hear anyones opinion on the Mid-
> State Delorean shocks kit, versus the Eibach Shocks. I have a second
> Delorean that I'm going to upgrade the suspension on as well but I'm
> not sure that I like the current setup. Also, Adjusting the rear
> springs up and down was a major pain using spring compressors and I'm
> wondering if anyone has any special types of spring compressors that
> work well on these. The first set I got wouldn't even fit because
> space was so tight on the upper part. I ended up buying a set for
> $12.99 at Harbor Freight that fit, but was a bit cumbersome to use.
> All comments welcome. Thanks
> Dale Funk
> #4984
> #941
>
>
> 



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