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Old 08-27-2006, 02:20 PM
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I have a new TCI mustang II on my 49 chevy pickup
I have about 300 miles on it since instalation
It rides okay on mainroads but on anytype of bumpy road
it jars the heck out of you. I could afford to have it lower in front so
my question is If i shorten the springs will it give me a harder ride or
softer ride. TCI told me softer and Tim at Tims hot rod said harder?

Tim seems to know his stuff The people at TCI are real jerks and would
not recommend buying from them.


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Old 08-27-2006, 02:37 PM
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As a old dirt track racer ... I assure you ... cutting the springs increases the spring rate. The truck will sit lower but ride harsher. You need a spring with less spring rate. Most folks use the stock 4 cylinder Mustang spring with good success ...
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Carlos from TCI is such a A-hole I ask him if they had a softer spring and he said just cut them. I told him that i was told it will make it ride harder and he said they did not know what they were talking about. Tim's been doing this for years and I fiqured he would know. Now where does one get the softer spring. The ones I have are .600 in diameter on the material.
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Just go to your local auto supply house and order a set of Mustang front springs. Tell them you want ones for a 4 cyl. non A/C car. I got a set recently and put them in my 48 chevy p/u. I was alittle surprised that the new springs were actually taller than the stiffer springs which made installation a little tricky but they are in. Good luck.

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Old 08-28-2006, 10:26 AM
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Three things determine a spring rate.

Height, No of active coils, and wire diameter.

Change any of these and the spring will change rate.

If a spring takes a set, the rate isn't usaully a factor.
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