[Roadsters] Rear springs?
daveandlindab at comcast.net
Mon Feb 11 16:19:10 MST 2008
I would go with the helpers at a commercial truck spring shop. I had a
place make some truck springs for me, told them the height change I wanted
and 1/2 ton off the helper, 1 ton on the helper 2 inches compressed. On the
first try they got it within 1/8 " and the ride was perfect. Only took them
an hour,including removing and replacing the springs, and I think it was
$125.00. This was a while ago, but it was half the cost of new springs.
From: Fred Davidson [mailto:fred.davidson at sympatico.ca]
About 18 years ago I wanted to stiffen my rear suspension for autocross as
well as take out some of the "sag". I went to a spring shop that worked
mostly on large trucks but some antique cars as well. They put a extra
spring leaf just under the main leaf. It was arched similar to the springs.
It wasan inexpensive fix and has worked well and the springs did not change
in height since that time. As I am restoring my suspension now, I just moved
those two spring leafs to new springs to retain the stiffness I have now.
I wouldn't change how the rear shacklers are mounted as some people have
done as I think it is an unsafe solution.
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