I finally had the time to finish my front suspension. I now have good ball
joints, new GR-2 shocks, all new bushings, and a new comp sway bar. I love
the way it handles. There is far less roll and almost no diving at hard
braking. It is also still a comfortable drive on these, less than perfect,
The question: These changes raised the car about 1-2 inches in the front.
I will admit to some vanity about the look of my Fairlady. I can't imagine
the old shocks were that bad so I assume it is the comp sway bar that
raised the car. Short of replacing my springs with comp springs which will
give me a much rougher ride than I desire, is cutting the springs a
reasonable alternative? What is the result? I have to guess that the
shorter stock weight springs will remove some of the stiffness that I just
put in with new components. Any thoughts?
Also, thanks to those who responded to my earlier questions.
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