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Is there a way to get a softer ride on my T? Right now it almost bounces me off the seat when I hit a bump in the road.

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Originally Posted by hdwddad
Is there a way to get a softer ride on my T? Right now it almost bounces me off the seat when I hit a bump in the road.
Welcome to the club. I have the lightest coil overs in mine and it still rides like there is no suspension at all.
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is it a straight front axel?/

sounds like the spring rates are to much
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what are you using for rear shocks? if your shocks are too tight for the weight of the car it will be just as bad as too stiff springs. cross spring or coil overs?

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Back when my "T" was built back in the seventies. I didn't mind the terrible ride. Now that I'm in my sixties It gets a bit hard to take sometimes..

Here is what I did to soften the ride. Lightest rear coil over springs (115 lbs) that would keep correct ride height. Two more inches of foam in the seat. Replaced the front and rear radius rod/frame Heims with Urethane bushed ends.

Took an extra leaf out of the front spring (now have three leaves). Biggest improvement was. NEVER more than 16 psi. In the rear tires (huge M/T Sportsmans) no more than 20 psi. in the front tires ( old VW type tires).

Handling did not suffer in any way and the ride is Sooooo much better..
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