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What have you done for stiffer springs.


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#1 bigo1966

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 05:09 PM

As you can see in this pic with 3 guys, cooler of beer and spare parts the rear of the sedan sags way too much:

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Has anyone bought aftermarket stiffer springs to get the rear up on there car? Keep in mind that this is my rear coil over setup: Sedan spring stacked on wagon spring.

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Any thoughts?

#2 Numbchux

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:15 PM

well, the stock springs are 2.5" ID. 12" long 250lb/in is a nice upgrade for a wagon. I've purchased a couple sets from ground-control for my cars. was a little on the stiff side for the XT6, but perfect on the wagon before I switched to miata hardware.


I'd say if you could get something in ~250 lb/in in the same un-weighted length that you've got now, you'd be in business.

#3 bigo1966

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:58 PM

Good info, it appears that I currently have 196 stacked with a 160. Your chart is a great reference. There are a couple local 4x4 guys with some 250lb springs for sale, I think ill start there and stack the 196 with the 250.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:03 AM

80's accord front springs are stiffer than stock rear wagon springs.They fit.There are a little longer than stock.

for the front you can use ford tempo front springs with a couple of coils cut off depending on your preference.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:32 AM

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#6 bigo1966

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 01:46 PM

Thats a little more work than i would like to do right now. The spring is too big for my setup too. But thanks, good read.

Edited by bigo1966, 12 August 2009 - 01:50 PM.


#7 Uberoo

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 12:58 PM

bigo swap your sedan rear springs for 80's accord with AC front coils.That and your wagon springs should be enough to hold up a couple of friends.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:36 PM

Front or rear? I'm rocking RX front springs on my hatch and they are quite a bit stiffer and a bit taller than normal EA81 4WD springs.

Had to take off my front anti-roll bar b/c the front end was TOO stiff over one wheel bumps, overwhelming the old, probably OEM struts and making the car pogo a little bit.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:06 PM

Ive found a pair of 220 lb springs 12" long 2.5ID for 40 bucks. Ill pick them up monday. Then the rebuild will start.




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