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Re: Need 5ktqw Springs

Gil Ceniceros wrote:
> Can anyone offer advice and/or parts?
> My 1988 5ktq wagon rides a little rough over short sharp bumps. It pulls
> slightly toward low spots in the road as if the spring is not pushing
> the wheel down fast enough. The front end does not rebound back up to
> the same height eack time when bounced at rest. It behaved this way with
> the OE shocks, was worse with BOGE gas, and is still not right with
> KYB's. All bushings are fairly new and alignment is in spec.
> Steering is perfectly tight and accurate, and fast mountain driving is a
> blast with D40M2's on 7in Fuchs. The IA kit just installed has made this
> an ultimate car, if only it wasn't a little bumpy.
> I suspect that the front springs may have lost some of their resilience
> and are causing the problem. Anybody have similar experience or advice
> on how to restore the ride smoothness?
> It seems that aftermarket springs all lower the car, which I don't want
> to do, and the dealer price for new springs is outrageous.
> Does anyone on the list know of a source for standard height aftermarket
> springs or have a pair of surplus front springs (to sell) from this type
> of car?
> Thanks for any and all advice or comments.
> Gil Ceniceros
> gil@mail.west.net
> 88 5kcstqw
> 87 5ksw
> Now residing in, and enjoying
> Ojai, CA

I have the same problem.. so far I am staying away from any " lowering 
springs " unsuccessfully .. so I am carefully waiting to see what 
answers you get..
Good luck