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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Lower Rear - Need Springs ?

I have a sag on my back wheel well, what I would think varies 1 to 2 inches from the front. Not sure if the photo clearly shows it. What would be the consensus, do I need new rear springs, or could it be a number of different factors? Before I go purchase new springs, I thought I'd be sure. Thanks Eric
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That actually looks right to me. The bottom of your sills look pretty level. They were designed to look a little droopy out back, though this varied a bit across the different eras.

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I put new springs on the front and back last summer. My car did not sit level side to side, so I knew my springs were shot. Replacing them changed the dynamics of the car significantly and for the better, but it did NOT raise my rear. My car still sits like yours. I like the look.

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Looks ok to me, if anything check and see if you have spacers still in the bottom of your front spring pans.

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I put new springs on the front and back last summer. My car did not sit level side to side, so I knew my springs were shot. Replacing them changed the dynamics of the car significantly and for the better, but it did NOT raise my rear. My car still sits like yours. I like the look.
Well, your new springs are probably better anyhow so it was a good excuse. But the level side-to-side thing has to do with the front spring pans. The car was designed way back when to have different depth spring pans to compensate for the driver's weight. In later years they stopped doing this and just put the same pans on both sides - I imagine as a cost saving measure. With the same pan on both sides they don't sit level. Here's a thread on the subject (also addresses the droopy tail):

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spi...ng-pans-2.html

Springs aren't really a wear item. They might sag slightly over time but not much - they don't "wear out" (though they might break - which would be quite obvious).

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That's the same as my S2 and it has newish rear springs so i think its just the way it sits, as GV says as long as the sills are level with the road thats fine, parking on any sort of slope makes a big difference to the way it sits, probably because the back end is pretty softly sprung

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