Interesting - mine WAS definitely nose high - and my rear spring is
relatively new. Actually the whole story is my car came with the
"competition" springs when I bought it - I swapped those with a list member
for the stock 1500 springs. Whoa - nose is now pointed to the stars and
handling was terrible. I then bought the MKIV springs - same ride height
(maybe a touch higher) as the comp springs, but the ride of the stock. On
real roads it handles better this way too - the comp springs where so stiff
that he bounced and skittered when cornering on rough roads. Probably
perfect on a racetrack though. I have to be more careful with the lower
ground clearance - as witnessed by my road scrape last weekend that
crunched the old header. I do have air shocks in the rear, but I usually
leave them with no pressure unless I will be driving two-up for a long
Maybe your springs have sagged??
Freddy the Spit of many model years
At 13:37 09/18/2000 -0400, Douglas Frank wrote:
>Kevin Rhodes wrote:
> > I am using MK IV (71-72) coil springs in the front of Freddy - they
> > lowered the front ALOT - I would say as much as 2", with no adverse
> > effects at all. I would say that I have basically returned to UK
> > spec for ride height - US spec was jacked WAY up to meet our silly
> > bumper regulations. The car sits exactly level. I got them from Moss
> > - they were pretty cheap.
>Hey, this is really interesting. For all the ground clearance we
>have (4" as I recall), our cars really do look like they're
>riding high-- but I don't understand how just lowering the front
>(and not the rear) could leave the car level, unless it's
>nose-high to begin with, wich mine certainly isn't.
>can someone straighten me out?
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