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manbridge
06-13-2010, 12:06 PM
My 90 gts is a beater DD. I'm thinking stock springs were sacked as ride height was quite a bit lower than stock. Four new KYBs installed. I didn't have to use a spring compressor on rears(normal?).

Then, I removed about 300 lbs of weight which brought ride height back close to stock, maybe a bit higher in rear. I drive a lot of gravel roads so a 1" lower spring would be perfect if they weren't a lot stiffer.

I'd rather not spend money on new OE springs for a beater. So being the redneck I am, why not chain up and use backhoe hydraulic power to expand them a touch? Or would they soon re-compress again? Anyone have any other ideas?

KoreanJoey
06-15-2010, 07:10 AM
Um... probably. Would hard to get them even all the way around though.

85gtsblackman
06-15-2010, 08:22 AM
im pretty sure someone here will sell you some factory ones cheap