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Old 11-09-2012, 02:29 PM
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Too soft springs?

Does the springs on my MII suspension looks too soft? To make the lower A-arms parallell with the ground I had to compress them a lot. Have a look at he photos (not very good, i know. It's not much room around the car in my garage)

The car has been a rolling chassis for 5-6 years, but isn't driven yet. Still the springs looks and feels very soft to me. What do you think? Should I switch to stiffer ones? And if so, what rate do you recommend?

The invoice from Fat Man only states "Coilover shocks-pair assembled with proper rate springs." But I guess they will tell what spring rate they use if I ask them.
the car is a 34 Ford Roadster high boy, Chevy 1st gen small block motor, aluminum radiator, aluminum water pump, aluminum intake, no AC no power steering, steel hood and steel hood sides.

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