Mike: Hope you can help. I am in the process of rebuilding the front end of my ’57 Chevy car. If I use 2″ lowering springs, can I use the same front shocks or do I need to get something else? Would it be better to install the 2″ lowering spindles instead of the springs? […]
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Mike, I have a ’55 Ford Fairlane Tudor Club Sedan that needs new front coil springs. I am going with a resto-mod approach. Better handling with a decent ride quality. The question I have is, can the front end be lowered by using shorter springs? Will this throw any alignment or other related issues off? […]
How much can one expect the springs to settle after installation?
The front springs on my street rod are sagging after installing a big block. How should I go about finding the right replacement springs?
How do you measure ride height? What does plus/minus one inch actually mean?
Dear Mike, We met in Richmond, VA at the NSRA show last August. My car is a 1937 Packard convertible with Fat Man suspension and Mustang II coil springs. The springs had sagged to the point that the lower A-arms were not level but were going up toward each wheel. It had been suggested by […]
Does cutting a coil change the spring rate?
I have a street rod that uses the frame of a 1980 Cutlass LS which I believe is called a GM G Body. The car is a 1940 Ford two door coach. It has the rear springs form the original ’80 Cutlass in it and they are too weak so I use air shocks to […]
Dear Eaton Tech Person, I am rebuilding a 1978 Ford, 4×4, F150, Standard Cab, 400 cu In. engine, truck for a series of articles. Even though the vehicle’s front springs appear to be fine, and it was not overly low in the front end on teardown, I am considering the replacement of the springs. The […]
Mike, I purchased a set of your 2 Inch lowered springs for a 1979 AMC Pacer frontend that is installed on my 1954 3100 Pickup. To give it a more lowered stance my mechanic cut the springs, which in my opinion is to low but that is not the problem. It just rides way too […]
Mike: I have a 1976 Firebird front stub grafted to my 1936 Chevy. The stub has been narrowed 2 ½”, the drag link has been sleeved, and the engine moved back 11 Inches to accommodate the radiator. The front springs now are too stiff and carry the car like a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The […]
Q -Mike, I have a Riviera that I want lowered about 2 Inches in the rear. You don’t make lowered springs for this car, something about not enough demand. So what I want to do is cut the coils. Is this alright? Frank from Seattle A -Frank, in a lot of cases it is fine […]
Mike, I need to lower the front of my car approximately 1 to 1 1/2inches. I understood from your " Question of The Week "answer, that you would cut an Inch off the spring to lower it an Inch but people are telling me that I am reading that wrong and that I would have […]
Mike, I cannot believe I finally found a spring expert! I have read all your tech articles and thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. Now for my question – Can you take an existing spring, stretch it and then shorten it to get a stiffer spring rate while keeping the car at the […]