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PostSubject: Sprint Springs   Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:39 pm

with 275s



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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:47 pm

boojum wrote:
with 275s

Perfect. Don't change a thing. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:18 pm

Admin wrote:

Perfect. Don't change a thing. cheers

Too late. That's the way it was last year. It is currently at about Impala height.

Someone cut their springs this past weekend and I thought he might like to see what it was like with Sprints.
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:22 am

boojum wrote:
Admin wrote:

Perfect. Don't change a thing. cheers


Someone cut their springs this past weekend and I thought he might like to see what it was like with Sprints.

Cool, I think mine ended a little lower in the front. Guess I need to lower the back of mine another 1/2" Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:31 pm

Cut another 1/4 coil!!!!! DO IT!!!!!! Very Happy


"Praise the Lowered!" "D

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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:20 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Cut another 1/4 coil!!!!! DO IT!!!!!! Very Happy


"Praise the Lowered!" "D

Oh, yes "just a little bit lower" Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:55 pm

That reminds me, I have got to cut 9c1 springs down and install them Wink .
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:04 am

IMPALADAKID wrote:
That reminds me, I have got to cut 9c1 springs down and install them Wink .
Bill, I cut 3/4 of a coil more out of your old 9C1 springs & they are a tick lower in the front than Jim's ST's. FWIW
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:46 pm

dam all of you ......i get new wheels and now i dont like the way it sits looking at all of yours.....
forget the motor work i guess i gotta drop it first.......
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:12 pm

V8Killer wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
That reminds me, I have got to cut 9c1 springs down and install them Wink .
Bill, I cut 3/4 of a coil more out of your old 9C1 springs & they are a tick lower in the front than Jim's ST's. FWIW

And I cut a full coil out of them a year ago.

How does it ride?

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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:34 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
V8Killer wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
That reminds me, I have got to cut 9c1 springs down and install them Wink .
Bill, I cut 3/4 of a coil more out of your old 9C1 springs & they are a tick lower in the front than Jim's ST's. FWIW

And I cut a full coil out of them a year ago.

How does it ride?


Ride isn't bad at all cheers . I do need to put in the lower front bumpstops though (not a lot of suspension travel), but you forget all about it the first time you hit an off-ramp Very Happy affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:05 pm

I came across some other photos:

Sprint vs 9C1 front spring


Front view


With a 3rd Gen Z28 air dam


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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:09 am

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with 275s


That looks amazing! I love the ironic look of it. Imagine driving past a Mass. state trooper and seeing the look on his face. it would be a combination of me over using these-> scratch confused Evil or Very Mad . It would be classic. And its all good cuz it dont got Mass. plates... I LOVE IT!!!! cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:12 am

Oh all right, I ordered some new tires today. If I get ambitious this weekend I'll put the sprint springs back in. I have some new ideas to try to prevent the rear springs from falling out when the car is put on a on lift or jacked.

I now have the other Mass State car running. Although it would need a lot more to be road worthy.

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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:16 am

I really like the paint scheme on the Mass. state police cars. Too bad it is illegal to drive em around here. Mine was black/white when I bought it, had to paint it due to the '96+ law in Cali. But it does look awesome. I want my 9C1 to sit like that on the N97's!
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:22 am

96+ law?

Here in Pawtucket there are people driving around old pawtucket police cars with the words taken off.
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:39 am

GasTT wrote:
96+ law?

Here in Pawtucket there are people driving around old pawtucket police cars with the words taken off.

Cali is supposed to enforce that any model year 1996 and above cannot display black and white paint schemes while operated on public streets. Intersting enough, last winter I layed into some death metal high school kid at the Wendy's in Mansfield. He had a black and white 2003 crown vic filled with his friends while chasing another kid around the parking lot with a night stick. it makes responsible people with retired police package cars look like A holes! Needless to say, I never saw that car again...not sure if its a hit or miss, but there are so many junky cvpi's around. A dime a dozen, and when the wanna-be-ers se my 9C1, it's all over. They can only wish.
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:08 am

http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/266-92a.htm

The General Laws of Massachusetts
PART IV. CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGSIN CRIMINAL CASES

TITLE I. CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS


CHAPTER 266. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY

Chapter 266: Section 92A. Motor vehicles; sale in certain condition; written disclosure on bill of sale; penalty

Section 92A. Whoever sells a motor vehicle knowing that its engine or electrical parts have been submerged in water, or knowing that it has been used as a police car, a taxicab, a rental vehicle by a motor vehicle rental agency, or a leased vehicle which has been leased to any corporation, individual or entity, other than a motor vehicle rental company, without indicating such fact in writing on the bill of sale, and whoever, other than the commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof, sells any such police car to an ultimate user for other than police purposes without first having obliterated all evidence of distinctive police insignias or markings thereon, and painting the exterior of every marked state police vehicle thereof one solid color, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars.
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:14 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Cut another 1/4 coil!!!!! DO IT!!!!!! Very Happy


"Praise the Lowered!" "D

I can't stop laughing at that!
Did you make that one up?

And YES, I can "SEE THE LIGHT", but just not UNDER the car!
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:29 am

boojum wrote:
http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/266-92a.htm

The General Laws of Massachusetts
PART IV. CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGSIN CRIMINAL CASES

TITLE I. CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS


CHAPTER 266. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY

Chapter 266: Section 92A. Motor vehicles; sale in certain condition; written disclosure on bill of sale; penalty

Section 92A. Whoever sells a motor vehicle knowing that its engine or electrical parts have been submerged in water, or knowing that it has been used as a police car, a taxicab, a rental vehicle by a motor vehicle rental agency, or a leased vehicle which has been leased to any corporation, individual or entity, other than a motor vehicle rental company, without indicating such fact in writing on the bill of sale, and whoever, other than the commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof, sells any such police car to an ultimate user for other than police purposes without first having obliterated all evidence of distinctive police insignias or markings thereon, and painting the exterior of every marked state police vehicle thereof one solid color, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars.

I've been seeing a couple Crown Vics still painted in the French Blue/Electric Blue (?) driving around here lately, with MA plates, and I even saw an '03 ex marked MSP car for sale on a used car lot in Malden recently, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:20 am

The wording of that "decree" seems to leave at least one loop hole.
It clearly exempts the Commonwealth itself from that "obliteration" requirement.
Also, the intent seems to focus on specifically "State police vehicles", and not commenting upon "other municipalities".

My parts car was used in movies after the previous owner sold it for more money than it would have cost him to repaint it first.

Now it is becoming the foundation for my next "sleeper" project. , , , Stay tuned!
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:17 pm

OK the summer Sprint springs are back on. I kept note of the shims from last year and just put them back the same way. I only had to adjust the toe-in.

I'm thinking of a new configuration for fall/spring springs. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:16 pm

boojum wrote:
OK the summer Sprint springs are back on. I kept note of the shims from last year and just put them back the same way. I only had to adjust the toe-in.

I'm thinking of a new configuration for fall/spring springs. Smile



You think anyone will "fall" for the idea that you might "spring" for spring springs?
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:12 pm

Machine-De-Zine wrote:

You think anyone will "fall" for the idea that you might "spring" for spring springs?

It's all your fault! Smile I forgot about the Moog 7268 springs, I'd like to give 'em a try. A quick search up one place that has them for $68 and no shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:26 pm

Here are the shims that I have installed with the Sprint springs:

LF 120 60
LR 240 120

RF 60
RR 120

This gets me -.2° camber on each side.
Exact caster is unknown but it's a lot and the same on both sides.

Believe it or don't, I now have a set of Eibach springs for fall/spring use. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:17 am

Bump.

Sprint and 9C1 front spring.

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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:06 am

GasTT wrote:
Here in Pawtucket there are people driving around old pawtucket police cars with the words taken off.

Heh, there's one down the street from me that still has the lights on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:24 pm

mp775 wrote:
GasTT wrote:
Here in Pawtucket there are people driving around old pawtucket police cars with the words taken off.

Heh, there's one down the street from me that still has the lights on it.

And you haven't posted pics of it yet because?????
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:06 pm

I got a new jack and I still can't get it under the front crossmember. I've been waiting for this jack since October and using that as an excuse to not put in the fall springs. Now it's winter and I'm still on the summer springs.
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:32 pm

just drive that thing up on some wood, slide the new jack under.... youd be all set, then i can buy the sprints lol Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:15 pm

I gotta do the 2-stage jack on my cars, too. Low profile under a framerail until I can get it high enough to get one under the crossmember. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:20 pm

Same here.
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:40 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
mp775 wrote:
GasTT wrote:
Here in Pawtucket there are people driving around old pawtucket police cars with the words taken off.

Heh, there's one down the street from me that still has the lights on it.

And you haven't posted pics of it yet because?????

Because it's a Crown Vic Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:49 pm

CVPI=Lame. so many wacker mobiles driving around here. I thought MY car was bad...changed that real quick
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:23 am

mp775 wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
mp775 wrote:
GasTT wrote:
Here in Pawtucket there are people driving around old pawtucket police cars with the words taken off.

Heh, there's one down the street from me that still has the lights on it.

And you haven't posted pics of it yet because?????

Because it's a Crown Vic Razz

You never mentioned that! Thank you for not posting such smut on this forum!
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:36 am

1984twodoor wrote:

You never mentioned that! Thank you for not posting such smut on this forum!

It'd lower the forum value!

Then again, Crovo posted Lindsay Lohan.... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:39 am

Did Pawtucket have Caprices? All I remember is Fords and maybe Plymouths.
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:51 am

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Did Pawtucket have Caprices? All I remember is Fords and maybe Plymouths.
Yes they did. I was parked next to one at the Honeydew donuts by the state line off rt1 one time.
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PostSubject: Re: Sprint Springs   Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:49 pm

As far as I remember, they only had crown vics. I remember as a kid walking around the cemetery near the city buildings on armistice. They had their old crashed cruiser parts cars. I always used to go check them out. Including some early 90's crown vics. This was probably 95, 96? sometime around there. I know North Providence had caprices.
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