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Can one get stiffer rear springs on a wagon?


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#1 Syonyk

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:12 PM

I've noticed the back end of my wagon sags a lot when I keep 200lb rotary engines in the back of it to cart around to assorted places.

One option would be to not haul heavy stuff, but then what's the point? :D

Are there stiffer aftermarket cargo springs, or something along those lines (air bags?) that could be installed to help keep the rear up with load?

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#2 subaru_styles

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:23 PM

IIRC late 80's honda acord front springs will work on the rear of your car to give the butt a little lift, if its an ea82

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 08:18 AM

Yes, if it's an EA82, you can use the front springs from an 86-89 Accord. They fit right onto the EA82 rear shocks and will lift the rear about 2 inches.

#4 Syonyk

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 11:12 AM

Sweet.

I called around, $70 will get me a set of springs from an Accord with A/C & an automatic transmission (the stiffest set available).

Are there any major problems with fuel economy from jacking the rear? Also, will the struts take the additional load without issues, or should I replace them while I'm at it?

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 03:48 PM

I'd go for some softer ones. I had the stiffest ones available on my wagon and they just about knocked my fillings out.

I figured you could do better than $70... I got mine for $20.

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 08:03 PM

I've been running my factory struts (190k on them) with honda springs for almost a year now with no problems. The damping seems adequate, but they are HEAVY springs so it will ride more like a truck.

#7 Syonyk

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 10:06 PM

Hrm. Truck-like riding while empty is *not* a desirable trait. It's my luxury car. Or something.

I think I may just stick to trying to leave the random engines out as much as possible.

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