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Rampside Spring Modification
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: February 06, 2019 03:22AM

I recently installed new front and rear springs on my Rampside. I made the mistake of not using the light-duty springs on the rear. As a result, I have way too much positive camber.

I am thinking about cutting off little of each rear spring to lower the stance just enough to correct the camber.

I'd be interested in anyone's advice on how much spring to remove. Or perhaps there is a better solution, short of buying light duty springs.

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Re: Rampside Spring Modification
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 06, 2019 04:39AM

I noted that you do not want to buy the light duty springs BUT:

having installed the light duty springs on my 62 Rampside, I strongly recommend that you purchase and install the light duty springs and sell the others to recoup some money.

In my opinion that will be the easiest and fastest way to get the proper stance and pleasurable ride.

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: Rampside Spring Modification
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: February 06, 2019 05:41AM

X2

Jerry Murray
Charleston, SC

63 Rampside, PG,110

63 Greenbrier, PG, 110

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Re: Rampside Spring Modification
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: February 06, 2019 08:22AM

X-3 !!! I love the stance on my Greenbrier and the ride is excellent alsothumbs upthumbs up


64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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Re: Rampside Spring Modification
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: February 06, 2019 04:02PM

Thanks guys. Looks like I'll be buying new light duty springs soon.

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Re: Rampside Spring Modification
Posted by: DRCORVAIR ()
Date: February 11, 2019 02:10PM

Which springs are suggested if I plan on towing w/ around 250-300# tongue weight?
If I knew which Firestone "helpers" could be made to fit, I would definitely go w/ the light duty springs and the helpers but I don't want to experiment at around $300/set.

Thanks,
DR

63 Greenbrier 4 spd from Tuscon under restoration
65 500 140 x 4 spd waiting on resto but driveable
95 Miata M Edition- Merlot w/ BBS (Hers)
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Re: Rampside Spring Modification
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 11, 2019 05:25PM

250-300??? that a pretty big trailer?





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