In a message dated 7/31/2007 2:06:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
I did renew the bump stops.
I figured you would have.
Previous owners of 2 of my TR8s put front shocks in without bump stops.
One had Carreras - i poured the fluid that used to be in the shocks out of
the shock tubes - a shame since Carrerra doesn't make em for the wedge anymore.
I'll bet they were good - before the car bottomed the first time or two.
The other had Konis - one was bent and the other had become infinitely
I put standard rated springs in from one of the
big three. I was looking for the correct ride height. I do not wish to
install any uprated springs that in theory lower the car but I may have to
route since my confidence is low now on the standard springs available.
I've been told that the Wedges weren't all originally equipped with the same
front springs -
I just checked my original parts catalog - there were 5 different part nos
for front springs, depending on whether you had a TR7 with a 4 or 5 spd, with
or without AC, or a TR8 with or without AC.
I guess if there's only one replacement choice for "standard" springs for
all of those, you might get something that makes a TR8 w AC sit too low.
Ted's springs will RAISE the ride height in a car with original springs that
have settled and i would guess it will raise yours too.
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