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Old 01-18-2006, 02:40 PM
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Front suspension question

Hello all...........I have a question concerning raising the front end of my 1990 Lincoln Town Car. I realize that this isn't a hot rod, but here is my situation: I replaced the air suspension(rear air bags instead of coil springs)on my Town Car since the air bags had developed a leak, with coil springs for a 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis. I believe I must have ordered coil springs for a limo or a station wagon since after I installed the springs, the rear of the Town Car was jacked up about 3 inches more than the front. I can live with this, but I would really rather have the car a little more level. I would like to raise the front end (coil springs) about 2 inches. Is there an easy/economical way to accomplish this? I'm not that concerned about a higher center of gravity since I don't go that fast around curves, etc. Thanks for any input.

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Old 01-18-2006, 06:28 PM
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Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to install the proper springs in the rear?
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I would cut the coils in the back before raising the front. Two wrongs dont make a right.
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Cutting the rear coils will make it ride harsher. There are custom kits (MONROE) to eliminate LOAD LEVEL SYSTEMS or AIR-RIDE. They will have the correct spring rates.

It may also be possible the front coils are weak. But stock replacements won't give you 2". DETROIT SPRINGS will be able to cure it but is costly.
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Re: suspension question

Thanks for all the input. I guess I could carry 400 lbs. around in the trunk(just kidding!)
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400 lbs in trunk

hi,if you are really thinking about putting 400 lbs in the trunk,ive got a 400 lb girlfriend ,that would do us both a favor,id be able to get rid of her and your car would run level .im ready to swap her out NOW !!!
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400 lbs. in trunk

Many thanks for the offer, but somehow I don't think my dear wife would approve!
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90 % of the time the rear leaks down on a TC, it is NOT the air bags but the leveler switch.

Got a 90, having that situation now.

Putting coils in does actually eliminate the problem though.....
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