Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
"Scot, I've also got a '96 RMW with the tow package. Are the springs you're talking about the same as I've got on the RMW?"
"If so, the ride height of the car with those springs is good, but the springs are a little soft. I have to keep the airlift 1000s aired up to at least 10 psi to make the back end feel sufficiently stiffly sprung. Those would be an improvement over what's on my Caprice wagon now, but I'm hoping for springs that will have similar ride height but are firmer."
I wonder if firmer shocks are really what you need then for this car. The V92 springs will give you the ride height and ride quality you want. 10 psi with the airlift is resonable ( maybe 8 psi L + 10 R or whatever it takes to level the rear static height)
Moog and various others make replacement stock height springs. BUT if handling is the goal, then I would not go there. 4 wheel matched spring sets always perform better than mixing any F+R springs because the natural bounce fequency of every spring is different. Only when the bounce fequency is matched for all springs will you find handling maximized over the road. Smooth autocross courses may work for mismatched springs, but nothing else will. I'm exclusevely refering to maximized handling, not just what works or even feels good.
In a RMS I use this set up ... 1 3/8 F+R bars, Koni's set at half way to full hard and wheels of 15x8 F, 15X9 R with 275/60-15 Firehawks, DMR #5029-w frame braces, ZQ8's and AirLift#60755. This car is neutral, corners flat and rides soft enough to be my mothers favorite car.
It sits 28 1/2 in F, 21 1/2 R on a RMS.
Last edited by scot; 09-15-2011 at 08:05 AM.