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Offline kjkjkcjkcj

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Yes another spring question
« on: November 17, 2009, 08:58:26 AM »
So I am tearing the entire front off my car to do numerous amounts of things. All new bushins including subframe mounts. New gear box. And to paint the sub frame. Don't worry I'm going to start a new forum with tons of photos

But my question here is springs. I wanna get a set of springs that will not give my car a sky high wance and I don't want to have to cut them. Do you suggest I buy a 1 or 2 inch drop set of springs?  My car had a great stance before because my springs were worn and sagng so it was a very bouncy ride. Plus when I took out the drivers side spring it was snapped in 2 places on the top and bottom.

So what do you guys sugest and if so any brands or places to shop?  Thanks for your help I know ill be asking many questions when I really ear into this project
-1979 Trans Am Ws6, W72 400, holley 650, #62 heads (toy)
-Silverado 1500 (daily driver)

Offline ta78w72

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Re: Yes another spring question
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 12:23:11 PM »
You may have to cut.  The parts manual takes you through a calculation of what type of spring you should have.  It's by weight and what options you have.  If you have A/C you'll need a heavy spring.  Also, you need to find the insulators that go on top, otherwise you'll have noise.

Once you've installed the springs, if you don't like the stance, you'll need to cut the springs.  Someone may have a table that indicates how much to cut to get an inch drop.

You might also find that one side is higher than the other.  You'll need to cut the higher end to get the car in balance.

I would worry more about getting the right strength spring rather than the height.  You can always cut to get down to the stance you want.

The parts places can go from the part number in the parts manual to the replacement part.  I think I ended up with Moog springs on my daughters T/A.  One side had to be cut to get the car balanced.

Offline jphillips3333

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Re: Yes another spring question
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 07:02:00 PM »
Dave,
http://www.pro-touringf-body.com/chassis_components.html

Helter sells the Moog stuff here too ...
John

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Offline Frode_skj

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Re: Yes another spring question
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 01:55:56 PM »
I think you could get lowering springs that you don't have to cut, that would probably be the safest:)
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Offline kjkjkcjkcj

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Re: Yes another spring question
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009, 10:20:04 PM »
yeah i can i just wanted to know what other people have used and if they recommend any specific drop springs to lower my front end by like an inch or maybe 1.5 inches.??
-1979 Trans Am Ws6, W72 400, holley 650, #62 heads (toy)
-Silverado 1500 (daily driver)

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Re: Yes another spring question
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009, 10:17:38 PM »
our Sport spring will do that

Offline kjkjkcjkcj

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Re: Yes another spring question
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009, 11:51:18 AM »


do you have any photos of the stance of the car after the springs are installed?

our Sport spring will do that
-1979 Trans Am Ws6, W72 400, holley 650, #62 heads (toy)
-Silverado 1500 (daily driver)