Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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.
-Mark from MN