Trouble with Trick springs - need help please!
I am having problems getting my front suspension set up right. I had Hotchkis 2" drop springs, and I really liked the stance of the car, but I have real bad traction problems. Part of the problem is that the weight wasn't transfering out of the hole. I thought that trick springs would help. I had no way of weighing the front end, so I guessed and bought Moroso #47195, which are good for 1730-1780 pound front ends. Now the front end sits 2" higher than it did with the Hotchkis springs. The Hotchkis springs did give me 5" of front end travel, but it took too much force to lift it the 5". The trick springs are only giving me 2 7/8" travel, and according to Calvert I need to have at least 5". I thought that maybe the front end was too light, but I was able to weigh it yesterday, and it weighs 1880#.
The car is a BB with aluminum heads and intake, fiberglass hood, heater box removed, and trunk mounted battery.
Any ideas on what is wrong? I need to get the front end to sit at least 2" lower, but I don't want to cut the springs because that won't help my lack of suspension travel.