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

Hello Group,
In a related, but different question, my car leans to the left a bit.
Nothing dangerous, but with all the straight lines on it, it's noticeable.
At least to me.  I was wondering what is letting this happen, the springs or
the shocks?  I rarely, if ever bottom out and I have a lowered suspension, I
like the stiffness of the set I have, just cosmetically I'd like to know if
there's something I can do.  Thanks!

Adrian Dunker

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 11:10 AM, cruznmd <racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <>, Farrar
>> Hudkins <fhudkins@...> wrote:
>> >
>> > My car was one of them. I bottomed out on absolutely everything, even
>> > when the shocks were fine. I replaced the weak springs with stock until
>> > I can buy Ed U's or cut mine.
>> >
>> > Farrar Hudkins
>> > #2613
>> >
>> > Dave Swingle wrote:
>> > >
>> > > 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 no idea if my car was one that got a set of weak springs.
>> Just to re-cap-
>> My shocks are only 2 years old. They are Marty's but I don't know what
>> "generation" of Marty shocks they are. They didn't leak then and they aren't
>> leaking now (externally). They could be leaking internally, but I think it's
>> more likely that they are just "soft" like a touring ride, instead of a
>> sportscar ride.
>> The car only bottoms out if I drive um...."assertively" might be the term,
>> and I cross a wide speed hump or hit a large dip in the road. I know a lot
>> of you are saying "duh" right now but my -opinion- is that the front end is
>> still too soft.
>> Based on reading what's here, my option is simply to replace everything.
>> Again. (at least I now have the tools and don't have to screw around with
>> control arm bushings this time)
>> Call me a blasphemer, but I'm simply not interested in changing the ride
>> height with aftermarket suspension equipment. I will either take a $150
>> chance and replace my springs with NOS springs or talk to Marty or one of
>> the other vendors and replace the shocks with something adjustable that is
>> compatible with the stock springs.

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