It would appear that the lesson for the list here is "fix repro springs before
you install them". I knew going in that there was a problem with them jacking
the car up but did not think of that relative to the impact on tube shocks. I
guess I will try removing the top 3 leafs first.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Ulix Goettsch
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 4:10 PM
To: Frank Clarici
Subject: Re: Shocks
On Wed, 22 Oct 1997, Frank Clarici wrote:
> The replacment 1/4 leafs (repros) are way oversprung.
> You have to either find NOS springs, remove 3 leafs from the repros, or
> take the car to a spring shop and have them de-arched. (best idea)
> I know it is hard to buy new springs and them spend another 150 bucks to
> have them corrected.
> I have a set of repros from 1988, this is when I installed them and the
> car still sits up too high, it looks like a jacked up 64 Chevy! I also
> have another set of repos on my 59 with the leafs removed. I am waiting
> to justify the $150 at the spring shop.
> Frank Clarici
> Too many Sprites
just curious, why isn't it a good idea to remove leafs? Wouldn't that get
rid of the jacked-up look and the stiffness at the same time?