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Offline danf

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Old springs
« on: Aug 14, 2019, 02:33:53 am »
Well...

I found out the other day when I had my tires rotated that two shocks have started seeping.

YAY!!!  :yahoo:

That means I can finally prep to install the King lowering springs I imported like over 5 years ago.

Now... the big question is. How much do you think 35 year old springs have sagged? I'm actually kind of thinking that it won't yield a drop at all, I'd assume the original springs have sagged BAD.

Has anyone actually tested for spring sag?
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


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Re: Old springs
« Reply #1 on: Sep 06, 2019, 06:45:41 pm »
I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to add that my springs are old originals and I'm 99% certain my car is way lower than is would be with new stock springs! What do you think? Alex thought my car was lowered in person.


Offline danf

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Re: Old springs
« Reply #2 on: Sep 07, 2019, 02:57:34 pm »
It's possible that it's just spring sag. I'll snap a pic of my car to compare (I do have originals, never modified.)
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


 

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