Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Smiths Grove Kentucky
"Lakewoods with a downward trend"
When I installed a set of Lakewood Traction bars on my 68 they are lower in the front. The instructions stated that they should not be installed that way. The car originally had mono spring I think since the shock mounts were for a single spring. Sometime, someone added the multi leaf spings. I am wondering if the springs are weak or if I did something wrong in installing the bars. I had jackstands under the rear axle when I tightened everything up. The rubber bumpers are touching the springs, one is in the first hole and the other in the second hole.
Comments would be appreciated.
Also, how do you check springs to see if they are out of spec?