How much do new springs settle?

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  1. DrCharles

    DrCharles Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering how much the ride height will lower from new install in a month... a year etc.
    Is it a linear process or is there an initial settling? thanks.
     
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    I don't think that mine settled less than a inch.
     
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    Dartnut I'm H.R. Shovin'stuff

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    My 002 and 003 Super Stock springs have settled maybe an inch in 4 years.
     
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    SS springs are plenty stiff though. Anyway I'll just put the new ones on, see what I've got, and if I need a 1" lowering block now then I can remove it when the time comes :rolleyes:
     
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      Dartnut I'm H.R. Shovin'stuff

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      The Super Stock springs are stiff, but not harsh at all in my opinion.
      The car actually rides like a 1/2 ton as opposed to a 1 ton dually for comparison.
      It doesn't ride like an Imperial though, and if you do choose them, the car won't go around corners very well.
      Also, the car sits higher on the passenger's side by about an inch.
      If you are worried about the offset in the rear, just order the 002 springs for both sides and they will be even.
      This is the look i wanted, and also the straight line performance i built my car for and didn't care about handling.
      They were designed for quarter mile drag racing, so they work well for that!
      And they were pretty cheap to boot...........
       
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      These are Espo +1" after settling.
      Hope that helps.

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      I put 1" lowering blocks in mine and never took them out, loved the way it sat, they were in it when I sold it.
       
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