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737driver

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Front Coil Spring Length question
« on: May 26, 2020, 07:40:55 PM »
I have a question about the coil springs. The coil springs I got are the 1LE springs, they are noticeably shorter in length than the stock springs. The stock springs are about 18" long and the 1LE springs I received are 15" long. Is this normal for the 1LE springs. I took a pictures of the ones I removed and compared them to the 1LE springs. If you could give some guidance on this I would certainly appreciate it.
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Jim

« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 10:22:43 AM by 737driver »
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Re: Front Coil Spring Length question
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 11:01:03 PM »
Jim, I think your 1LE spring has a few coils cut off

737driver

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Re: Front Coil Spring Length question
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 11:23:20 PM »
I was thinking they are shorter dur to being a stronger , thicker  spring. I’ve installed the GT springs before , but never compared them to the original springs.
Jim
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Re: Front Coil Spring Length question
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 04:59:46 AM »
The ends of the springs look odd. I haven't installed the 1LE springs before but the ends do look cut to me. Hopefully some whi has them will chime in to confirm.
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Re: Front Coil Spring Length question
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 05:31:15 AM »
Call the vendor and see what they have to say about the non-coated end.  I had a set of Rancho lowering springs on the car for years.  Then switched to Eibach springs and they were shorter still.  I called and they assured me they were the correct springs...and they were and put the car at the same height.

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Re: Front Coil Spring Length question
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 06:22:31 AM »
the springs are shorter because they are stiffer.
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Re: Front Coil Spring Length question
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 10:22:06 AM »
Thanks for clarifying that, Learn something new every day! :)
I got both installed yesterday and they went in quite well!
Jim
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Re: Front Coil Spring Length question
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