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>From: "John A. Simmons" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: bumper stops
>The previous owner of my '71 TR6 had installed competition springs from
>(1" lower that stock). I was reading Kastner's competition manual this
>weekend (interesting booklet). He says that the rear bump cones should be
>shorten an inch with these springs so the rear end doesn't bottom out. Is
>this necessary with a street car, if so, can the tops of these bump cones
>just be cut down an inch.
>While I'm at it, I would like to ask for some opinions on suspension.
>I'm interested in is a excellent handling street car with a reasonable
>(I like to take my wife with me). Like I said the car has competition
>springs with stock front shocks, stock rear levers, stock front sway bar,
>rear sway bar and new nylatron bushings all around.
>Thanks in advance.
>John, '71 TR6
John, I have stock(+/-) height,uprated springs front and back and slightly
tighter shocks. The ride is MUCH more civilized this way. When you
ride is much more harsh than a tight suspension would ever give. If you
moderate the ride, keep the uprated springs and _stock_ shocks. I am not
sure how much
difference the tighter shocks make until they get REALLY tight.
I think your set-up will be great. The extra height you have gives you
suspension travel before you hit the stop and make a BIG jolt to your wife.