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

I know I'm coming into this conversation late but there is a possibly less expensive alternative.  There is a place in Nashville TN area that you can mail or bring the springs to that will cryo treat them.  I cannot give you the exact tensile strength increase but Ken over there explained this to me.... "When the local emergency services started letting us treat their rotors they went from replacing them every 8000 miles to replacing them every 45,000 miles."  This process stiffens springs incredibly and you can keep the original ride height.  You can reach him at 615-783-1700 or 615-496-7731.  If you want to get your moneys worth you can also treat other parts.  Hope this helps.
Jeremy Singer

--- On Fri, 7/10/09, cruznmd <racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: cruznmd <racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] Re: Spring rate (bad shocks)
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, July 10, 2009, 1:10 PM


      --- In dmcnews@yahoogroups .com, 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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