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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 08:13 PM
HomerJay
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My buddy with a Caprice bought some ST springs from JC Whitney last week. They arrived yesterday. So I pull his car into the shop at work today, and pull the sprngs, he said he'll bring the springs after lunch. So he finally gets to the shop with the springs, and we open up the boxes. Both pairs have a sticker that says "Suspension Techniques Front" on them. I look at them, and both pairs are identical. So I say to him, you got f*cked. lol So I call ST directly and ask them if there is a differene in the springs. I know that my Sprints were different. They guy tells me that the front should be 13.5" and the rears should be 11.5 inches.

I tell Charles that we can wait for the correct rear springs to be shipped to him, and he'd be on foot. Or I could put the new fronts in and put the stock rears in. Then he could come back tommorrow and I could cut the stock rear springs for the time being, until he gets his new one. He said do it.

So here's the question, for a 2" drop in the rear, how much should I cut from the springs. It's not a 9C1 BTW. Just a regular Caprice Classis.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 09:13 PM
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It is not a good idea to cut the rear springs.

Mike
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by BAD ROD:
It is not a good idea to cut the rear springs.

Mike
Yeah, after further searching, I've read that the rears have pigtails on both ends. I don't know why I didn't see that myself. lol
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 09:37 PM
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DO NOT CUT REAR SPRINGS! THEY ARE PIG TAILED AND WILL NOT FIT THE PERCHES. [img]graemlins/.gif[/img]
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 01:30 AM
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HomerJay : just install the fronts for now, and wait till you have the proper rears. Rears are MUCH easier to swap than fronts (I've done rears on my car before, by myself, in 20 minutes with just a jack and handtools).

If you wanna even out the ride height till you get the rears, just throw a couple hundred lbs into the trunk.....problem solved
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