I had the old springs tested and they were fine so I put them back in.
There wasn't an aluminum spacer there originally, so I didn't add one. The
only things I changed during the rebuild were new polyurethane bushings
from BPNW and new rubber pieces on the top and bottom of each spring.
I orginally thought I may have switched front and back springs but right
now the rears have a 4" outside diameter with a 9.6" free length and the
front outside diameter measures 3.75" with a 11.15" free length. Those
specs match my Haynes manual (well, the front does, it doesn't give a spec
for the rears).
At 09:18 PM 5/11/02 -0500, Dan Buettner wrote:
>Did you by chance buy "heavy duty" or "high performance" coil springs
>for the front? If you installed those with the original aluminum
>spacers above them, that would give you pretty close to an extra 2"
>of lift in front.
>Some (all?) of the heavy duty springs require you to leave off the
>front spacers despite what you see in some parts books, or so I have
>been told by Dave at TRF and Ted at TSI.
>>I put up a simple web page to illustrate the problem I am having with
>>wheel/fender gap I described below. Feel free to take a look and share
>>your thoughts/solutions. One other thing I thought I would share, the gaps
>>were fine before I took it all apart...
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