[DML] Re: Spring rate (bad shocks)
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[DML] Re: Spring rate (bad shocks)

I believe that there were a bad batch of the springs that were part of that package for a short while. I've seen a couple of cars where after some time and miles the front springs just sagged. I have one of them in my shop right now. If the car sits too low at rest, i.e. not driving/bottoming out, but sitting still, the springs are the problem. 

Shock absorbers have nothing to do with ride height. If you don't believe this, take the shocks out of the car and see if it makes any difference. It won't. (You can only try this on the fronts.)

If you put stock springs back in, the car will sit nose high like original. Stock springs are pretty easy to come by since so many people take them out. If you want the hight back that you started with when you first installed that set, you need to go with the Eibachs. Or take some stock springs (I can't believe I'm saying this, it's really not a particularly good idea!) and cut them. 

Dave S

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cruznmd" <racuti1@...> wrote:
> The shocks aren't leaking. They're bone dry and the car doesn't bounce. Since everyone I've talked to has ruled out worn springs, I can only conclude that they are simply a softer ride than I'd like.
> There's nothing "wrong" with them per se, I just want a stiffer ride type.
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "d_rex_2002" <rich@> wrote:
> >
> > Rich,
> > 


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