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Old 04-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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What are these in my springs. Can I take them out and how?

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Old 04-20-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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Those are coil spring "boosters" something I have not seen in years, I thought they went away with buggy whips (turns out they can still be had ). They were most often used to "fix" (in a most half-assed manner) sagging springs, or to lift the suspension on bubba-mobiles where the beer budget was three to ten times the parts budget.

I have no idea why they would be on a mustang, unless someone installed some older model or other springs in a cheap lowering attempt. The big problem is that in short order the point concentrations of stress they create damages the spring.

You can take them out however unless that car sits high now it may be a ground hugger without them...
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Thanks man any idea how to take out
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Thanks man any idea how to take out
Jack up the front end so that the wheel is hanging (spring extended), and use a wrench to twist them out. Some have a hex, some have a square recess for a 1/2" ratchet or bar--yours look like the latter. As I said above unless your car sits quite high now you may find you need new springs...
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Haven't seen them since the 70s. Back then cars were jacked up, not lowered. The ppl that used them couldn't afford air shocks.
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I took them out and there is no difference so I have no clue
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I took them out and there is no difference so I have no clue
Get you one of them cornfed Midwestern ho's and you'll see a difference.
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Haha na
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I took them out and there is no difference so I have no clue
On really soft springs they were sometimes used to stiffen the suspension and prevent "bottoming out"--often breaking the spring if hit hard enough.

Did they have the recess for a 1/2" drive tool?
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In the day, we ran our tires wider than the fenders. The nuckle kept the fenders from cutting the tires by reducing spring travel.

---------- Post added at 11:33 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:31 AM ----------

I've seen cars with 3 per spring before.
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Yea they I Hope it won't cut my tires
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:03 PM   #12
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I haven't seen a car running the tires past the fenders in years, you won't have a problem. You might notice a little more spring travels all.
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