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Replace Front Springs Or Not ?
turbobird63 Offline
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Ok so since this is a new forum, I have a pertinent question. I have completely purchased all new parts for the front suspension and I mean everything,(rack to the poly bushings) ...except the springs.

Now my question is should I replace the springs and what criteria would I use to determine this?

I believe they are the originals but I am not sure and they sure seemed to keep the car level. The car is an 85 TC and plan to do the rear suspension and maybe rear springs as well???
Christopher Taylor
85 TC, 2.3l, LA3, T3/T4 Turbo 25psi, Stinger FMIC, Forge BOV, Full 3" Exhaust, Esslinger crank pulley- Timing Gears and overdrive WP pulley, BBK 255lph FP, Kirban AFPR, Kirban Shifter, K&N Cone, 3g Alternator, Energy Suspension Bushings throughout, CHE LCA's, Welded SFC's, and TON's of other parts.

DonH Offline
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You can check the distance from the center of the wheel hub to the fender lip on both sides to determine if the car is level. The 87-88 car is above 15 inches both front and rear and an 85 should be similar, that is with a normal load on level ground. Below 15 inches the height should be checked with the OEM specs. Check the bottom coil in the front for cracks or a broken coil. This is not always obvious as the car's weight pushes down on the broken part and keeps it in position.
1987 TC stock except ATR 2.5"
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1978 Fairmont 2.3 4-spd Big-top S/W
1946 Willys CJ2A 134.2ci L4 No-top

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