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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 17, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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one side lower 2" drop springs

Hey guys so,I bought some front springs Hotchkis 2" drop springs and i installed them and one side is lower than the other, i took the other side out and double checked where they both sit on the lower control arm but not sure why its like this. Is it possible that if my subframe is not squared this could happen? or its the spring?
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Re: one side lower 2" drop springs

It is possible the top of the spring was not in the upper spring pocket.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 17, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Re: one side lower 2" drop springs

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It is possible the top of the spring was not in the upper spring pocket.
ill take it out again and try and seep the top all the way and have someone jack the lower control arm and hopefully this will fix my issue
thanks again
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Re: one side lower 2" drop springs

There is a hole in the frame that is a locator for the end of the coil. You can put a screwdriver or some thing in the hole to locate the end of the coil when you twist in place. with a good light you may be able to see the end of the coil through the hole to know if you are seated.

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Re: one side lower 2" drop springs

Here is a photo of the locator hole in the spring pocket (shot from below) Scott referred to. The locator hole faces the front of the car (the smallest hole on the lower left in photo). From the top, the hole may be partially hidden by the a-arm, but you should find on the top of the frame rail. In the photo, you can also see the indent just past the hole where the end of the spring seats. Don't worry about where the end of the spring seats on the lower control arm.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 17, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Re: one side lower 2" drop springs

Thanks guys pops helped out and did it for me this morning and we just finished rebuilding my calipers there were leaking. I have the 4 piston with the 2 1/16 bore the rebuild kit was a bitch to find had to get them on eBay (trying to find the correct cross reference part number since Dorman doesn't sell them anymore) so got one out of a skylark. Autozone and all the local car stores kept trying to give me the dam 1 7/8 o ring seals that interchanged with the corvettes, I had a downtime of close to 2 weeks on this 67 now time to get back to work on the 69 I have
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