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The yellow spring set from Centerline helped a lot with body roll, but I failed to take into account the difference in spring length and now the rear of my QV is waaay too low (3”?). Spacers are available, but won’t give me the lift I need. Also, I discarded the old springs 🙁

Suggestions welcome.
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yup... a butt dragger,,,1/2 spacer will raise the rear 1 inch..i think i have a few spacers i can send you
 

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It is no where close to a 2:1 ratio.
 

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I bought mine with the same setup installed, inserted 1" spacers and they made about a 1" difference.


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yup... a butt dragger,,,1/2 spacer will raise the rear 1 inch..i think i have a few spacers i can send you
I appreciate your generous offer, but I’m confused.:unsure:

As genericwood observed, how can a 1/2” spacer raise the rear end 1”?

To further complicate matters, Centerline says their 1” spacers ”…raise the rear 1”-1.5”…”.

Why isn’t the ratio 1:1? :unsure:

Apparently I need to be enlightened about spring rates.

Also, I fear 1” isn’t going to solve my problem.:(
 

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Did you change all 4 springs or just the rear?
The rear is definitely too low, but the front also seems a bit high with the amount of gap between the tire and fender. If you changed the front to yellows I would have thought the front would sit lower than it does.
 

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All four changed. One more thing to check when I get underneath…
 

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Were there shims under the front springs? If so, if you remove them the front should drop by about their thickness and should raise the rear by double or more of their thickness because the fronts spring rate is something like 10x the rear.

Seems like many struggle with getting the car to sit right with spring swaps. Pain in the arse removing and reinstalling them... especially the fronts.
 

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if your front springs are 9.5 inch by 5.5 inch springs..like the ones i bought from speedway motors... not hard to change... just stuff a trolly jack under the spring then unbolt the spring pan.. takes me about 15 mins
 
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