GregInAtl wrote:OK, I have an 86 Buick GN, I have it lowered a bunch, Moog coil 5385s w/ a coil removed, dropped it right at 3".
custom442 wrote:GregInAtl wrote:OK, I have an 86 Buick GN, I have it lowered a bunch, Moog coil 5385s w/ a coil removed, dropped it right at 3".
those springs have a free load of 167 lb/in which is very stiff even at stock height or 1" lower than stock. Basically you got one of the stiffest springs possible and now is stiffer after the coil was cut.
You don't see many rear coils close to 200 lb/in on street driven 4 link rears without coilovers -- because you can't adjust them like coilovers
You can have decent traction at that height, but your geometry has completely changed, time to look into adjustable control arms
GregInAtl wrote:We are all talking rear susp right?!?!
What spring could I use to get some ride back and have some travel? I plan on removing spring and shock and dropping the car down, just to see when it begins to bind.....shouldnt that be at bump stop compression?I was considering QA1 coilovers rear only. My frontis fine, I have Moogs up there w/ 2" drop spindles, and its a little stiffer than I want, but it keeps the tires off the liners.
Thx for the help guys, keep the suggestions coming, I certainly do not know it all! (Obviously)
custom442 wrote:GregInAtl wrote:We are all talking rear susp right?!?!
yes, rear suspension. (200 lb/in front coils are way softer than anything ever used on these cars
(this was suposed to be 1.975" drop from OEM...but actually raised my car)
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