RE: [DMCForum] altering springs...
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RE: [DMCForum] altering springs...



Someone pointed out an error in my post below about the springs.  I re-read
this and see how it can be taken the way they mentioned.

I did not mean to imply that cutting the springs could change the properties
of the metal; only heating them to the point of distortion will do this.
Cutting should only affect the damping rate and not the properties.

Greg

-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of timnagin
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 11:52 AM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DMCForum] altering springs...

If you heat the springs to the point of distortion then you are altering the
properties of the metal.  You will also be changing the damping rate just as
you will if you cut them.

Personally, if I ever bought a car where I knew the springs were heated or
cut I would trailer the car home.  The springs would be replaced before that
car was ever returned to the road.

Cutting or heating springs is a very bad idea and can be very unsafe.

Greg


-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Joe OBrien
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 6:12 AM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Newdelorean.com? or is it new Delorean.com

Why the hell would you even consider street racing your Delorean
against anything? What are you trying to prove?


Buy a cheap set of springs from Josh, and compress them, or sut them
if you want. As long as you don;t change the structure of the metal
by turning it molten, then cooling it, you won't lose any properties
of the spring, except the tall ride height.


-Joe



--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Josh Porter" <joshp1986@xxxx> wrote:
> My auto tech teacher told me that heating them up is dangerous. My
S-
> 10 ran for three years on springs like that, until I wrecked and
they
> broke in half, that and I snaped my driveshaft in two. That is why
I
> am not street racing my DeLorean, espicially against an F-250. I
was
> into that a few years ago and the first time I tried it.. wipe out.
> I'm cool with it as long as it doesn't envolve any turns.
>
> Josh
>
>
> --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Joe OBrien" <joeyoseppijoe@xxxx>
> wrote:
> > Since stock springs are cheap, you could always heat a set of old
> > springs and compress them to the lowered height. Stock springs
are
> > cheap to get a second set of.
> >
> >
> > -Joe





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