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Old 09-24-2013, 08:52 PM
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Bought new springs but wanted to check on this before install

Ok so heres my issue I finally got my car back from paint and tore the front end apart so far before I left my garage I was paying attention to my new struts and springs anyways the new springs are supposed to lower 2.25 but it seems as though they are the same exact length as the stock springs I removed and seems like I have to decompress them just to install on the new sturts I have installed a few lowering set ups in the past and do not remember ever having this problem especially since it is a 2.25 drop does anyone have any helpful info I really dont want to do this whole install just to find out it did not drop at all
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Re: Bought new springs but wanted to check on this before install

Shocks...Preludes haven't had struts since the 2d gens (and then only on the rear). It's a double-wishbone, coil-spring-over shock suspension, not a strut! [/rant]

Look at the spring perches on the new shocks, and compare their position on the shock body to the shocks you have on the car. If they're lower, than the springs will sit lower. Also see if the shock itself is shorter -- if not, then you may be losing some suspension travel.
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Re: Bought new springs but wanted to check on this before install

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Shocks...Preludes haven't had struts since the 2d gens (and then only on the rear). It's a double-wishbone, coil-spring-over shock suspension, not a strut! [/rant]
Thank you for clearing that up!! Sheesh.
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Re: Bought new springs but wanted to check on this before install

Yeah dont quite understand the nonsense of u worring about my wording when my question was very straight forward and idk maybe I am crazy but I dont think I am the only one that may still call them a strut instead of a shock at times but now that we have that all cleared up and I appreciate the info on the perch locations but thats not the issuse I was concerned with. I am more confused as to why the spings that are supposed to lower my car 2.25 inches still seems to be as long as my stock springs. Like when I set my new spring on on the "shocks" it s still going to need to be compressed to be able to install the top of it all idk I just always remember from previous cars I have lowered that the springs just fell on with a little extraspace to make assembly easy
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Re: Bought new springs but wanted to check on this before install

Just trying to raise the level of knowledge...look up the technical definition of a strut, and you'll see how it's different. Calling what we have a strut just leaves people who know better wondering whether you know how your suspension works.

There's more than one way to lower a car. One is shorter springs, which are also stiffer springs. Another is to drop the whole spring further down the shock -- that is, move the spring perch down. That keeps the old spring rate, so doesn't stiffen the suspension and make the ride choppy. You've told us you don't have shorter springs (which often don't need to be compressed to assemble)...so I'm trying to gather more information and answer your question. If you're asking why you don't have shorter springs, no one can answer that -- you haven't told us where everything came from.
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Re: Bought new springs but wanted to check on this before install

I have a set of stagg struts and just some off brand ebay springs I havent checked the perch heights yet but I was assuming the springs should of been smaller because I remember when I bought them they said they could be used on stock shocks I can take some pics of it all when I get to my shop in the a.m

And I do understand now why u were correcting and u are 100% correct I wasent thinking of it that way when I first read what u posted but thank you
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Hmm. I looked up some pictures of the Stagg shocks -- the perches look to be at the normal height. But check, and see what the measuring tape says.
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