Different size coil springs - Team Camaro Tech
Brakes, Suspension & Steering Conversion questions, Steering & Handling

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 11, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 119
Different size coil springs

Good evening all

I've a question concerning front coil springs - I have a 69 coupe and I took both front coil springs out as I am replacing bushings and such, and now that I am cleaning them I am noticing that the driver side spring is about a half inch - inch taller than the passenger side. In fact, the passenger side looks like it had a bit of the coil broken off! It terminates at an angle, not a nice square end like the driver side.

First, this can't be "right", can it? Second, are they still OK to use? I can't take the extra expense of new springs at the moment so I'd like to use them, at least for a little while.

BTW - the car sat pretty level, the passenger side was not noticeably lower than the driver side.

Thank you,
-Mark from MN
Locrian is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 11, 03:30 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 663
Re: Different size coil springs

While it's probably not abnormal to have the left and right springs settle a bit differently, I agree that having an "angle" at the top of one sounds like something went wrong at some point. I don't imagine you'd damage anything by re-installing them as-is, however I would very seriously look into getting some "stock-type" springs off Amazon.

Moog 6308 (Z28 type "heavy duty" springs) show as $41.27 on Amazon right now (presumably that's for a pair...). That seems like a mighty cheap replacement option in my book...
TMessick is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 11, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 119
Re: Different size coil springs

Thanks for the reply

I am thinking more and more of just getting new ones, even though the old springs might be "fine", I am deciding that I don't quite like having everything new except for wonky coil springs.

I haven't seen them that cheap, for $42 I don't think I can go wrong!

Thank you,
Locrian is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome