Front coil springs

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by tbrostrom, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. tbrostrom

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    Trying to find the correct front coil springs for my car is making me dizzy so I'm going to ask...Looking for front coil springs that will get me the closest to stock height for a 79 Z28. I know the weight on my front has changed...stock 350 has been replaced, engine is most certainly lighter, and A/C has been removed. Rear leaf springs have been replaced with new original leaf springs and I did replace fronts but they are too high. Suggestions please??
     
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    Hotchkis front coils with a 3/8 spacer got me back to stock height. And they actually do very well with my factory F41 five leafs in the rear. the factory coils were actually way too soft for my liking, but I still wanted stock ride height.

    yours may sit even a little higher since you probably have less stuff in the engine compartment than I do.

    any rate, whatever you decide, recommend going to Summit. if you dont get the advertised results , the return policy is very painless.
     
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    PTFB 1LE coils
     
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    0255B9C4-F9FC-4749-8FD4-FA0E6876C749.jpeg DD20F066-6B31-4D5C-AB99-F9F19F1E85DD.jpeg Don’t those cars sit a little higher st the front from the factory ?
     
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    stock they have a slight tail DOWN attitude... :(
     
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    If you have new front coils why not trim the coils. Its entirely a pain to do with the R&R but its a cheap fix. You will increase the spring rate a bit, there are calcs on the web for this. I went round and round when replacing mine last year and my homework paid off as i have the exact ride height i was after. With that said it would have been a lot easier to just get adjustable coil shocks. Note that there are a ton of mixed reviews on adj coil shocks out there.
     
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    One thing I noticed is that since the rear wheels are "tucked in" more than the fronts on a factory car, the car does look nose high when looking at since your eyeballs are typically higher. I jockeyed spacers and shackles to get a slight nose down when measuring the heights of the well lips but it still looks tail low when I walk into the garage.
     

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