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has anyone ever had horizontal arms with oem springs?

PostPost by: dgym » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:38 am

My car sits high, probably around an inch higher than it should in order ho have the lower arms horizontal.
So I've been studying up all the forum posts about ride height and spring length etc.

It seems that most people have ended up with adjustable suspension.

I don't understand why all our springs are too long. People also talk of buying new springs that end up being too long. ??

Can I not buy correct length springs from somebody?

I don't want to convert to adjustable suspension, i'm just too tired. and my back hurts.

etc.
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1967 S3 Coupe (left the factory in 66)
original rego PPC 8E
original owner B.M. Wetherill ..are you out there?
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PostPost by: dougal9887 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:26 am

Same here. Rear springs are original to the car. Front are NOS Armstrong units.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:59 am

i'm sure tony thompson, kelvedon, c. neill... ALL would sell you springs exactly as YOU want them: longer, stiffer, better steel than stock etc. etc..... have fun and those folks don't sell rubbish! sandy
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:00 am

i'm sure tony thompson, kelvedon, c. neill... ALL would sell you springs exactly as YOU want them: longer, stiffer, better steel than stock etc. etc..... have fun and those folks don't sell rubbish! sandy
PS: i think it's also solveable via faulkner springs!
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