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Author Topic:   Rear Spring Spacers
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted January 27, 2005 07:56 PM  
Most of the racers here seem to run conventional springs on the rear and use adjustable coil spring spacers to set ride height, etc.
My car has pigtail springs and the homemade weight jacks that are in it now will prob. get me disqualified. (Way too obvious with that bolt sticking through the trunk pan).
Is there a way to use an adjustable coil spring spacer on pigtails or should I ditch them and run conventional springs with spring seats and the spacers?
Also, is there any advantage to using off-set spring seats? They claim to help gain forward bite and get you off the corners faster.
Race season is almost here and I need to get this car ready soon.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted January 28, 2005 12:21 AM  
I run adjustable spring spacers on the front of my gm metric, with 9 1/2" springs. It's all for getting my ride heights where I want them. For the back, I made up 1/4" spacers that fit in the top (once again for ride height adjustments). And they are pig tail. We can't run jacks but wish we could, as it makes scaling the car way faster. I never thought of using adjustable spring spacers in the back like I have in the front. Might be worth investigating. As far as moving your perches/seats around, I haven't heard of anything like that. Don't know if it would make the car bite better in the corners or not. Moving control arm mounts around, yes. I've done that and it works. For tech reasons I'd get rid of the jacks for sure and run the pigs with spacers in the stock location. Work your control arms first (moving the top arms forward by drilling new mounting holes worked miracles for my car). Good luck either way!!!

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