Doing a minimal rebuild of the fwb front - balljoints basically. At 125k and a family hauler that I like to get on - better safe than dead. Steering was already mooged.
I had this set of Hotchkis springs I bought from one of the forum members wayyyyy back. Did the rear when I got the car with Harper disks, a posi, air delete, bilsteins, 1.5" drop cargo springs and so on.
So it's time to makeover the frontend stance...
Stock vs Hotchkis:
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QUESTION: Tighter coils go on top right ????
Well, I did google and search ISSF and pretty much found the answer to the question. Tighter coils on top. Just figured I would delight you with some Saturday afternoon pics, FWIW.
So, in googling the keywords (variable rate spring which side up hotchkis) the second link just happened to be :
Brought tears to my eyes
QUESTION: And, oh ! The article says the Hotchkis kit contains thicker isolators. Since these are used I didn't get the isolators. I surely don't want my fwb to have some ridiculous rake. Any suggestions on a part # or link ??
QUESTION: Also, I ran monroe SS shocks for at least 30-40k miles. Any personal suggestions on shocks ? I really like Bilsteins, and I imagine the extra rebound damping of the police version shocks helps control the big boat.
As always; thx in advance.