Anyone with Shine Racing springs?

Russ Maki rinard at
Sun Dec 21 20:47:35 EST 2003

Mike, the PO of my '87 4000q had Shine Racing install springs and struts all
around shortly before he sold me the car. I took a peek at the front and
rear struts after reading your post, and it looks to me as though the
springs fit neatly into the lower perches -- there's no room for moving
around that I can detect. Looks like they clamped the bottom coil of each
spring to the lower perch with a small hose clamp, but that seems more a
step to ease assembly than anything else.

Sorry to hear about the trouble you're having -- in general I really like
the Shine setup on my car.

Russ Maki
Ixonia, Wis.

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> Hey everyone,
> After running around in the Quantum Syncro for WAY too long with WAY too
> much power and sub-par handling....I decided it's time to make a change.
> Has anyone reading the list here used the springs Shine sells for a 4kq,
> or a 90q, CQ any of those cars? I have the fronts here, and despite the
> fact that Dick Shine told me they fit the lower perches, they're pretty
> far from fitting. Sure I can sit them on the perch, but they wouldn't be
> held in place and they'd be able to move all over, no doubt making lots of
> noise in the process.  There is a chance they sent me alltogether the
> wrong springs. They sent one 300lb/in spring, and one 250lb/in, so one has
> to go back. Maybe they sent springs for the wrong application too...
> I'll give him a call on Monday, but if anybody has done this before, could
> you share with me your experiences?
> Thanks!
> Mike

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