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Since I put my speaker box in the trunk, its dropped the back end down so that the tires are rubbing when I go around turns. I heard about putting in spacers in the springs.
My question is: Do I go with the heavy duty rear rubber inserts or do I use the lighter ones used for the front and put them on the rear springs? Thanks!

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Damn...that must be one heavy box/speaker/amp combination!

I would suggest some aftermarket springs. They should be stiffer, so that should stop the rubbing...even though they lower the car.

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Thanks for the quick reply:
The box is a band pass for one 12 with 2 amps on it, but I have 15" rims on which may be the reason it's rubbing. I put in the rubber spacers last evening and there is no sag now and no rubbing around curves. But you're saying that If I lower the car then it won't rub? How about a stiffer spring that won't lower the car, any available?

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Damn...that must be one heavy box/speaker/amp combination!

I would suggest some aftermarket springs. They should be stiffer, so that should stop the rubbing...even though they lower the car.

Leave it to Random to Needlessly complicate things.
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I don't know of any siffer springs that don't lower the car. Sorry.

If the spacers work for you...go with them! Just don't try to Autocross with them and that sub box!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Yah Random you got that right!
Just don't try to Autocross with them and that sub box!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Actually the only springs he could get that won't hurt the ride quality too much is if he got a pair of hopping coils used in Hydraulic installations. They come in different stages. Lower stages are used for small cars or light hopping. Middle stages are for medium to heavy cars or mild street hopping, and then there's heavy duty springs used for Caddy's and Lincolns..as well as competition hopping.

He could get a set of the medium stage springs, cut them so that they don't lower the car pass stock height, (they're meant to be cut so that you can slam the car down in the weeds..if you don't cut them...then the car will sit above stock height), and you'll be good to go. The only thing though, is that hopping coils are a more beefier spring, so there might be problems trying to get them to fit in the stock spring perch. <img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Appreciate the info. If only no cutting was needed or any other modifications to getting them to fit. I am very pleased with the spacers! However, if you hear of anything in the near future let me know. Thanks again for the info...

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Actually the only springs he could get that won't hurt the ride quality too much is if he got a pair of hopping coils used in Hydraulic installations. They come in different stages. Lower stages are used for small cars or light hopping. Middle stages are for medium to heavy cars or mild street hopping, and then there's heavy duty springs used for Caddy's and Lincolns..as well as competition hopping.

He could get a set of the medium stage springs, cut them so that they don't lower the car pass stock height, (they're meant to be cut so that you can slam the car down in the weeds..if you don't cut them...then the car will sit above stock height), and you'll be good to go. The only thing though, is that hopping coils are a more beefier spring, so there might be problems trying to get them to fit in the stock spring perch. <img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>
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