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Author Topic:   REAR SPRING LOCATION
juni
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted January 24, 2002 11:30 PM
What good if any would it do to move the left rear coil spring mount in toward the center of the rear end on a metric car with a ford 9 inch . Any input from any one ?

Stonewall
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted January 25, 2002 02:20 PM UIN: 10024185
In my opinion, it would take weight off that tire and add weight somewhere else. I think of the rear axle like a fulcrum, or a big "handle" If you use a long handled wrench, it's easier to turn a nut. If you move that spring inward, you'll make a bigger "handle" from the tire to the spring and it should be easier to push that tire up off the ground.

monteregal7
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted January 25, 2002 06:40 PM
Hey Jer, this is Rog. Do you have a set of scales? Take the spring out and put in a 2x4 block. Scale it that way, then move the block and see if the weight changes. We've never tried this. Let me know what you find.

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