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Stiffer rear springs for an '89 GL?
Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:51 PM
The car's an '89 4x4 GL wagon. Is there a stiffer spring on a different model I could swap in, or is there some other cheap & cheesy trick you guys can recommend? I don't mind a little bit of added ride height when it's unloaded, but it tends to wander when the rear is sagging under load.
Posted 03 May 2007 - 03:27 PM
Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:06 PM
Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:09 AM
*(Champagne taste, beer budget..personality I just borrow from my dog when he's not using it.)
Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:44 AM
What my mate has done now is welded the spring caps on MUCH better and custom mounted external Toyota shockers which have way more travel then he'll ever get, but at least it won't break now. Me, personally, would of gone about things a different way. But it seems to work good.
Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:32 AM
Cutting a coil will just make 'em stiffer..
But, as I said "Champagne taste, beer budget"..so I'll look for a high-mileage set that appear to be somewhat clapped out.
Posted 05 May 2007 - 08:11 PM
The only problem I had was finding a Honda with a pair that weren't broken..took eight Accords before I found one with both springs intact.
Go figure. And a steal at under seventeen bucks for the pair as well..neat!
I think I'm gonna see what I can do about cobbling up a pair of adjustable lower spring perches before I add these to Sue's suspension..riding around with the rear suspension jammed against the upper stops doesn't really sound like a lot of fun.
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