Front springs ‘during’ question.

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by WQ59B, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    I had 1” dropped springs built for my Invicta’s front end, and installed them years ago. Right now, the car is still a shell on the frame: a front seat/dash is in, but nothing on the front end as far as sheet metal, inner fenders, ‘core support’, bumper, windshield. The block (empty), heads/intake, trans and steering box are all that’s installed in front of the firewall.

    My question; the springs have the upper A-arms against the frame. You can’t budge the car off ‘topped out’, not with 2 people bouncing on the front crossmember. Does that sound like the springs may have been spec’d wrong and are too tall, or is it simply a case of ‘wait & see when all the front end weight is on it?’
  2. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    That's normal. You won't see them move until the engine is in. You gotta figure they are likely 400 lbs/inch or more each.
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  3. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Two guys, unless they are Japanese sumo wrestlers, won't budge those springs.

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