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Author Topic:   Left front spring problem
dirtsquirt
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted June 23, 2002 11:52 AM
The left front spring keeps poping up out of it's position in the nova lower. Metric stub. Anyone had this problem? How did ya fix it?

BigBlueFord
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted June 23, 2002 12:28 PM
Sounds like you lose all pressure on the spring when your LF is at full sag.

You could try screwing in on your jack bolt. If not, how do you adjust your springs. Our car still has enuf pressure to hold the spring in place at full sag.

If all else fails you could go to a clip that hold the spring in place.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted June 23, 2002 02:58 PM
I have the same combo on my new chassis, metric stub nova lowers and pinto spindles. What i do to help the spring from turning and getting out of position is to weld a piece of quarter inch rod about 2 inches long to the pig tail end of the spring and drill a hole for it to go thru the lower control arm.

old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted June 23, 2002 07:32 PM
Custom, I would have thought that welding to the spring would have an adverse effect. If not, wouldn't a nut welded be better than the rod for ease of using in rate checkers and storage convenience.
The Carrera front springs are built this way I believe.
Also, has anyone had problems with the SS blue springs? We have seen new ones that were not even close recently. This has been primarily on the short metric style spring. It made us scratch our heads and chase the car until we discovered the problem.
Good Luck

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted June 23, 2002 11:26 PM
Yes i suppose a nut welded on the end and use threaded rod be better for removal when storing.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted June 23, 2002 11:28 PM
I have tryed a few different makes of springs and prefer AFCO springs over the rest of them.

tdevans93
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted July 24, 2002 01:24 PM
Simply drill a hole in the spring plate. Take a zip tie and attach it to the spring plate and around the spring. If it is doing it in the bucket of the lower A, then follow the same practice. Dirt LM guys zip their springs to the adusters all the time.

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