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Re: Coil Spring Life

But Jack, if shocks/strut inserts are good, and springs are worn/weak,
shouldn't the car should bounce more easily--the shock only dampens
the motion, the spring actually bears most of the weight.  Wouldn't we
expect flex action be increased/easier with a worn spring? 


Jonathan Monetti
86 Coupe GT, 84k

On Tue, 18 Mar 1997 jackr@internet.kronos.com wrote:

>  >you may want to do a poor-man's test--bounce a corner of the car with your 
>  body 
>  weight.  It shouldn't bounce more than 1.5 to 2 times, with  decreasing 
>  travel.
>      This is a shock test, not a spring test.  If the shocks are worn, they 
>      won't absorb the bouncing of the car.  (I also think 2 times indicates 
>      worn-out shocks.)
>      Jack Rich