[Mgs] Ride height

Robert's New iPad mgbobh at gmail.com
Mon May 3 09:43:44 MDT 2021

    I was pleased with the results after the spring company suggested I remove a couple of leaves from the new rear springs.    The owner of the shop knew the original height of front springs, as measured by the horizontal trim strip, and my front was low too, though it was not down as much as the rear.  
   Two spring companies I have talked with about this told me that they do not work with automobile springs any more, and that after-market spring quality is quite variable.  Spring shops around here work with commercial vehicles. 
   One can make small lowering blocks, 1/2” thick, from the poly-plastic cutting boards sold in kitchen sundry department at Wal-Mart.  

> On May 3, 2021, at 11:24 AM, PaulHunt73 <paulhunt73 at virginmedia.com> wrote:
> The high rear end after spring replacement is common and is part of the 'too hard' thing needing extra weight in the boot to get the rebound straps fastened.
> Personally I wouldn't jack up the front to match the rear, people spend inordinate amounts of time and money trying to lower MGBs!  What you could try is lowering 'blocks' between the axle and the springs, as used with parabolic springs, but may need longer U-bolts.
> Even with new OEM rears my CB roadster was too low when fully laden, bottoming and grounding in country lanes, I ended up extending the rear shackles.
> PaulH.
> ----- Original Message -----
> 3 years ago I got an MOT safety test fail on the sagged rear springs, so these were replaced.
> From that moment on the car looks a bit like a dragster with the rear higher than the front.
> So I should look for replacement front coils.
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