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 Coil springs.... HELP!

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PostSubject: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:17 pm

Probably a dumb question.... but tighter coils up or down Question Just don't want to put them in upside down. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:29 pm

Tighter coils UP

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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:04 pm

I may have to take your word on that. I have been all over the web looking for any info to no avail. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:32 pm

If I didnt know, I wouldnt have posted an answer.
Go to a site like Hotchkis
Look up thier impala progressives
Download the instructions.

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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:57 pm

Tighter coils up top.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:58 pm

Sorry Steve. I didn't mean to make it sound like I was doubting you. Thank you for your input. I will have to look at the front springs to see if they are any different also.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:02 pm

No problem at all.
Fronts the same way if progressive.
If not...doesnt matter which way.
Just seat the bottoms properly.

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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:12 pm

The fronts do not seem to be progressive so they can go either way. I have ordered new rubber bushings for all 4 springs also. Figured if I was gonna have em out I might as well do them now. Thanks for the input guys. It is appreciated Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:29 pm

What did you order for rubbers on the front?
Stocks are pretty much flat
If you add anything with thickness...add that to your final ride height.
(Just in case you didnt figure that out already)

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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:31 pm

I just ordered factory replacement ones. I haven't got the front apart yet to see whats in there. The ones that came out of the back were pretty fucked up though.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:36 pm

Yes, backs always tear

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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:43 pm

Someone also told me something about limiting straps for the rear also. I didn't figure I needed them if I wasn't going to be launching it over a pile of dirt like the Duke boys did. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:15 pm

We have limiting straps.....
They're called shocks.

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PostSubject: Re: Coil springs.... HELP!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:33 pm

sdstick wrote:
We have limiting straps.....
They're called shocks.

Ha! Smile

And if you have ST's or something really short, then just ziptie them to their pads.

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