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79 GT Springs Discontinued....

I am also running 3529915 front springs and matching 3529916 rear springs. Tires are 205/60r15. There is about 75 lbs of tools in the trunk in this photo, and I have 15a front plates with fresh Volvo mounts. In my case it did lower the car 20mm and it hasn't settled any more.
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I am also running 3529915 front springs and matching 3529916 rear springs. Tires are 205/60r15. There is about 75 lbs of tools in the trunk in this photo, and I have 15a front plates with fresh Volvo mounts. In my case it did lower the car 20mm and it hasn't settled any more.
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:???: I am so confused. Mine are with 15A plates, good OEM mounts and fresh everything in the front. Yours looks amazing and exactly what I was wanting.

Did you also get yours from Nordicar?
 
Cut dem sprangs.

Ken would want you to.

The only problem with cutting springs is that you never know what you're going to get. These having ~167 lb-in rate, I don't know exactly what rate it will make it when I cut off however many coils.

Especially when I factor in the fact that it lifted the car from stock. So I chop off a whole bunch and get an unknown aggressive rate.

I'm not sure what to do yet.

On a separate note, I finally did a test fit of my Black Racing "banana mag" wheels, and confirmed they need 10mm spacers. They look amazing, though! :oogle: Can't wait to get the suspension of this car sorted...
 
The only problem with cutting springs is that you never know what you're going to get.

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I think my options are fairly limited. ClassicSwede sells lowering springs, and they do offer fronts only. Anyone have experience with these? 40mm lower. Bit lower than I had in mind, I was looking for about 20-30mm. Lesjofors has their set, but they don't seperate fronts from the rears afaik...

Anyone know of a front only set that would get my car in the desired range?
 
I think with your car sitting up high like that. You got their 1229337 springs. That's how my car sits and it looks dorky unless the rear is level. I did level the rear by using overload springs in back.

I tried to lower the front by cutting my front springs. I cut exactly one coil off and it lowered the car 1/4". :lol: Why? because the first whole coil is a dead coil and I forgot about that because I'm a cut springz newb. So, I would say for a 1" lowering you want to cut 1.25 to 1.5 coils so you get in to the active coil zone of the spring.

Don't worry about the spring rate change. it isn't so large that it makes much of a difference when the spring gets cut.
 
I think with your car sitting up high like that. You got their 1229337 springs. That's how my car sits and it looks dorky unless the rear is level. I did level the rear by using overload springs in back.

I tried to lower the front by cutting my front springs. I cut exactly one coil off and it lowered the car 1/4". :lol: Why? because the first whole coil is a dead coil and I forgot about that because I'm a cut springz newb. So, I would say for a 1" lowering you want to cut 1.25 to 1.5 coils so you get in to the active coil zone of the spring.

Don't worry about the spring rate change. it isn't so large that it makes much of a difference when the spring gets cut.

My only concern is with these springs lifting the front 2" over stock, in order to get the car lowered 3" from where it is now, I think that I would have to cut away quite a bit.

I guess I'm just not a huge fan of the uncertainty that comes with cutting springs.

I think I need to send Nordicar a message and ask them why they have 3529915 listed as the P/N.
 
I cut mine because they raised my car over stock as well. It just didn't work because of me. Afco springs are great. I also use the blue coils as well. The latest springs I've put on the turbo are Eibach from Ben. The 250lb front and 150lb rear combo of springs is a really good one for ride quality and handling. Just have to do coil overs with that high a rate. Or if you can find a shop that still makes springs you could have some wound at the specific rate.

We used to have Triangle spring works here in our area but they've been gone for many years now.

Curious if you measured the free length of the springs you got? That may also reveal why they pumped up the front of the car if they are taller than stock springs.
 
I cut mine because they raised my car over stock as well. It just didn't work because of me. Afco springs are great. I also use the blue coils as well. The latest springs I've put on the turbo are Eibach from Ben. The 250lb front and 150lb rear combo of springs is a really good one for ride quality and handling. Just have to do coil overs with that high a rate. Or if you can find a shop that still makes springs you could have some wound at the specific rate.

We used to have Triangle spring works here in our area but they've been gone for many years now.

Curious if you measured the free length of the springs you got? That may also reveal why they pumped up the front of the car if they are taller than stock springs.

Yeah, they were ~420mm. Shorter than stock springs. Looks like in Mike's thread, the stock ones are about 450mm. Looks like the old IPD lowering fronts were only 330mm free height, though. So I guess between being stiffer and only 30mm shorter would be why? They should probably be closer to 350-400mm area?

Say, if I was to cut the fronts, could a guy use one of the online calculators to figure out what the spring rate is fairly accurately? That way I could get rear springs to match the front.

My goal with all this was to find an off the shelf option that gets the car where I want it, but at this point, I think that the BNE stuff may be the best option to get a mild 1" drop and higher spring rate.
 
"It looks like the spring we sell has an incorrect SKU number. Although we sell it as a Standard spring for the 240 GLT and Turbo the number indicates a lowering spring. We have to change the number."

Here's the answer back from Nordicar.
 
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