lowering springs

CL Wong montesawong at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 23 18:08:29 EST 2002

Would this be sorta similiar? I found this while
flipping thru my jc whitney catalog:


type in the following part no in the search box:
it's described as a "ring type" coil spring stabilizer
and provides up to 2" of lift... search seems to take
a looong time to return.

--- Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net> wrote:
> At 7:33 AM -0800 2/23/02, CL Wong wrote:
> >This brings up another memory I recall someone
> >mentioning awhile back.
> >
> >Lowering springs make the rear of our 200s appear
> to
> >be too low and someone mentioned putting something
> in
> >the spring area to raise it up a bit.  Does anyone
> >recall what folks use to get that slight rise in
> the
> >back?
> Greg Amy originally commented on this, and he
> corrected it with a set
> of quarter inch upper spring pads I think, from
> Wolfsport.  When I
> called them, they claimed they had a)no idea what a
> upper spring pad
> was and b)they'd never carried anything like that.
> Greg remembered
> hearing others had similar experiences contacting
> them in the past.
> Honestly, on a car that's something like 10 feet
> long, I don't see
> how a quarter inch makes a difference; if anything,
> I think it helps
> more with keeping the tires from rubbing and
> allowing you to allow
> for more folks in back+stuff in the trunk without
> rubbing.
> >--- mike mcgranahan <mcgranahanmike at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> >  > If I replace the stock springs with some H&R's
> or
> >>  Eibachs that are supposed to lower the car only
> >  > 1.25" - 1.5" will I need camber plates?
> Don't think so.  Type44's, from what I have
> discussed with various
> mechanics and owners, don't need camber plates until
> you go with a
> suspension setup designed for racing.  I remember
> hearing Taka did
> some sort of camber plate on his car, not sure why,
> maybe he can
> elaborate.
> >  Also any opinion on the ride qualities between
> these two brands?
> Can't say between the two brands, but I like my
> H&Rs/Bilsteins with
> the factory rims and 215/65/15 tires; there's enough
> tire to soften
> things on New England roads here.  H&Rs/Bilsteins
> are a popular
> combo.  It lowered the car a teensy bit more than I
> would have liked;
> the only downside to keeping the factory rims and
> tire size is that
> the car scrapes on things like the top of the
> driveway. Driver's side
> cat has been taking a beating, and I think I hear an
> exhaust leak
> now, probably a crack because of a scrape.
> My heavier, 17" Ronals came close to pushing me over
> the edge on ride
> quality; they're just too much for some of the
> really poor roads in
> Massachusetts(which has some of the worst maintained
> roads in the
> country.)  A 16 inch wheel would probably be the
> perfect balance,
> unless you live in an area with nicely maintained
> roads(in which case
> 17s would be fine.)  The larger diameter(245s)
> result in a scrape
> only once in a blue moon now.
> Brett
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