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Old 09-27-2010, 10:20 AM   #1
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Question Looking for Stiffer Springs To replace my current Springs

I purchased a Raceland kit and find that that the rear springs are to soft. If any one has or knows of someone who has replaced the stock raceland springs with something else, could you provide some suggestion? I'm not looking for dumb remarks just a little help.

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Old 09-27-2010, 12:56 PM   #2
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:38 PM   #3
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I'm swapping my RLs for Vogtlands, heard very good things about them from competent forum members
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I'm swapping my RLs for Vogtlands, heard very good things about them from competent forum members
Doesn't sound like the OP wanted opinions on rip'n'replace options. From following the vogtland thread I would guess you're either a shill, a troll, or both.
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I purchased a Raceland kit and find that that the rear springs are to soft. If any one has or knows of someone who has replaced the stock raceland springs with something else, could you provide some suggestion? I'm not looking for dumb remarks just a little help.

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Are you sure its the springs you want to replace? They mostly control the height. The rear shocks in the raceland kit are a bit soft and thats probably what you want to be swapping out. I found it a bit bouncy at first but either it went away or I don't notice it anymore. I was going to swap in my OEM sport shocks as a free alternative but lost my motivation after I stopped noticing the bouncing.
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What makes you believe your rear springs are too soft?

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Are you sure its the springs you want to replace? They mostly control the height. The rear shocks in the raceland kit are a bit soft and thats probably what you want to be swapping out. I found it a bit bouncy at first but either it went away or I don't notice it anymore. I was going to swap in my OEM sport shocks as a free alternative but lost my motivation after I stopped noticing the bouncing.
Springs entirely control both ride height and spring rate. Fine tuning to the ride height can be done with spacers and adjustable perches though.
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so your suggesting i change the rear shocks. what should i swap them out for. I'm running Front: 20" x 8.5 & Rear: 20" x 10" in the rear.
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:37 PM   #9
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H&R has a solution to your soft spring delima...

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You might as well sell them. Replacing the springs is going to cost just as much as the coils. Just get lowering springs. You can't use coilovers to their full advantage anyways with such a large wheel setup.
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