'96 DCMSS - "Im willing to bet that one of the prongs is bent...it is real difficult to get them in the top correctly."
I'll try to get it over the pit and double check that, they looked OK yesterday whan I crawled under it to do an oil change, but I didn't have the best view, and I was still expecting it to settle.
Spartus - "MY springs are on the OUTSIDE of the locator prongs....."
Wilt - "The springs looked 3 inches shorter standing next to my old caprice springs...but the hardest thing was lining those 2 big bolt holes back up. I used the inside drop method."
The springs that I installed were the same hieght as the ones that I took out. Both new and old also had eight coils if I recall correctly - the only difference that I could see is that the "FTM" springs that I installed were not as heavy a guage - I was hopping that it would be enough to compress and gain me the drop that I was looking for.
Also I used the outside drop method, and it was a pain in the a$$. I used a spring compressor on the drivers side and found that it was just as easy to wressle it into the passenger side without it.
If the spring compressor is the way to go, I'll listen to any tips anybody has - there has to be a way to make the damn thing work FOR me.
If I find out that the "FTM" springs arn't SS springs, I'll just cut a coil off my Caprice springs - I kind of felt stupid installing smaller guage springs as a performance gain.
Anybody got an ID on the FTM springs? - JM.