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shepardj 11-09-2012 09:27 PM

Coil Springs
 
I just received some new coil springs. One end of the coil is flattened out and on the other end the coil is just cut off at a given coil length. Which is the top and which is the bottom when installed ?

cobalt327 11-10-2012 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by shepardj (Post 1609391)
I just received some new coil springs. One end of the coil is flattened out and on the other end the coil is just cut off at a given coil length. Which is the top and which is the bottom when installed ?

Obviously if there is a spring seat, look to see if it has a place for the uncut end to sit. If there's no spring seat it doesn't matter which way you install it unless there appears to be a fitment issue caused by the uncut end. In that case use a disc sander to smooth the end.

poncho62 11-10-2012 07:48 AM

The spring seat is usually built into the lower "A" frame....of a GM anyways.....We are talking about front springs, right?

Cape Cod Bob 11-10-2012 08:06 PM

You may also need a rubber isolation for the top of the spring. On the MII front springs the flattened end is the top and the cut end fits into a slot on the lower A arm. Isolation pad goes on top in the tower.:welcome:


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