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



Dmc europe shocks are not the cheapest option,  but they are fully adjustable.  In addition to stiffmess you also have easy height adjustabilty on the rears.  Run tbem at stock height now, then lower the rear when you upgrade to lower front springs.

Height is also adjustable with marty or some hervey shocks,  but you need to compress the springs to change the collar position,  the european shocks have threaded bodies and collars so they are easier to adjust.  When combined with the stiffness adjustability nothing is left to chance.  I love them.

I'm running martys old shocks on the other car.   No complaints there,  and cheaper,  but when they finally die I hope I can afford another set of ed's.

Tom
10902  Ed's DMC Europe shocks and front springs
03238  Old Marty shocks and stock springs



-----Original Message-----

From:  "cruznmd" <racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subj:  [DML] Re: Spring rate (bad shocks)
Date:  Thu Jul 9, 2009 7:37 pm
Size:  3K
To:  "dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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, 
>  
> Tom is correct...sounds like the shocks may have failed or are 
> failing.  Marty had some supply issues with the manufacturer 
> who changed factories several times, and in turn, also changed 
> the outside diameter of the external shock case (on the rears). 
>  
> IIRC, Marty has now gone with another name brand shock supplier 
> and has not had any issues with this supplier.  I have an early 
> version of this setup on the Grand National powered DeLorean 
> for over 5 years now (Marty's test set) and they work great. 
>  
> The Grand National DeLorean is also running Marty's springs, 
> which are also still working well after 5+ years installed. 
> Although this car has sat more than it had been driven up to 
> 2008, it has been used much more often since Gettysburg show. 
>  
> The "new" version of Marty's shocks are a little stiffer than 
> the previous offering, but certainly not like rock hard OEM. 
> Marty still fabricates a custom collar for the rear shock set 
> and it is easier to do this with the new supplier tolerances. 
>  
> I just installed a set of these shocks on a club members car 
> this Fall (with Marty), using Grady front springs, stock rear. 
> The owner has driven neary 5K miles on them since, along with 
> new tires, and the car drives better than it has in 12 years.  
>  
> Later, 
> Rich W. 
>   
>  
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@> wrote: 
> > 
> > Rich, it sounds like one or more of your shocks are blown.  Push up and 
> > down on each corner of the car, and see if you get bounce.  If so it 
> > could be the shock.  Also visually check the shocks for oil on them, 
> > another sign they are blown out. 
>    
> >  
> > Everybody has shocks these days.  Marty has an updated set, Hervey sells 
> > several options, and I'm running DMC Europe's adjustable shocks now 
> > (they go from soft to rock hard without tools). 
>    
> >  
> > Tom 
> >  
> > 10901 
> >  
> > 03238 
> >  
> > From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> > Of cruznmd 
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 6:29 AM 
> > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > Subject: [DML] Spring rate 
> >  
> >  
> > About 2 years ago, I installed Marty Maier's shock set, replaced all of 
> > my control arm bushings and boxed in my control arms. 
> >  
> > The only thing I'm unhappy with is that the springs seem soft and worn. 
> > They allow the car to bottom out too easily, bouncing the radiator off 
> > the ground. 
> >  
> > I am not interested in changing the ride height of the car, or investing 
> > in the Eibach springs unless absolutely necessary. Would a pair of NOS 
> > springs that haven't had the weight of the car on them for 28 years 
> > provide the renewed stiffness that I'm looking for or would they also be 
> > soft? 
> >  
> > TIA. 
> >  
> > Rich 
> > #5335 
> 
 
 



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