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#2462024 - 03/06/18 12:14 PM Rear coilover spring replacement?
70satelliteguy Offline
super stock

Registered: 07/04/05
Posts: 1159
Loc: Penna
Should these be replaced when replacing shocks?
Mine are about 6-7 years old and I am replacing my single adjustable shocks with double adjustable shocks.

Thanks Mike

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#2462035 - 03/06/18 12:38 PM Re: Rear coilover spring replacement? [Re: 70satelliteguy]
Cab_Burge Offline
I Win

Registered: 08/23/03
Posts: 31685
Loc: Bend,OR USA
Has the cars rear ride height change since new? If so replace them, if not don't twocents
Are you happy with them now?
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#2462040 - 03/06/18 12:55 PM Re: Rear coilover spring replacement? [Re: 70satelliteguy]
CMcAllister Offline
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2618
Loc: Fulton County, PA
If it has a lot of trailer miles or a few years of use, probably. My serious guys change them every 2 years, about 140 runs. Less if it's a light spring that is compressed some to store energy. Measure the free length. If it is a 12" spring, and it measures 11.875, it goes in the scrap.

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#2462053 - 03/06/18 01:21 PM Re: Rear coilover spring replacement? [Re: CMcAllister]
70satelliteguy Offline
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Registered: 07/04/05
Posts: 1159
Loc: Penna
Ride height has not changed . I will measure them when the come off and see if they still measure 12 in.
Thanks Mike

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#2462130 - 03/06/18 03:49 PM Re: Rear coilover spring replacement? [Re: 70satelliteguy]
dvw Offline
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Registered: 03/16/06
Posts: 7297
Loc: MI, usa
Mine have 500 passes(130psi). Both are bent and we're rubbing severly on the shock body. Ride height never changed.
Doug

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#2462155 - 03/06/18 04:35 PM Re: Rear coilover spring replacement? [Re: dvw]
70satelliteguy Offline
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Registered: 07/04/05
Posts: 1159
Loc: Penna
Thanks DVW, will check mine to see if they are bent. Were there any signs that they were bent? Mine are also 130's and have lots of passes.
heavy car and trans brake.
Mike

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