ZUNIGE recommended i get performance springs since i bottom out a lot in manhattan. just wanted to get a recommendation for which one i should buy. thanks for the advice.
I talked to the guy at IAP, and he didn't recommend the red springs for quads, because of the weight/shim issue. Says the back rides too low. However, I would be interrested to hear about others with Quads who have done this kind of mod.i dont however want to ride lower. my mechanic recommended shims that were used for quads (i have a hard top. heavy) in the rear.
I have been trying to figure out how my hood got that dent! I have only had my spider for about a month, and the car had been garaged by its previous owner, but that ONE SPOT has some rust on it. It must have happened a long time ago, because the motor mounts were in need when I got the car.i recently bottomed out so hard in manhattan beach that my engine-mounts snapped and the oilcap made a nasty dent in the hood and flaked the paint
The normal stance for a '83 Spider is that the front looks just a tad lower than the back. Spiders that look like "tail draggers" are typically in need of springs.Recently purchased '83 Veloce, on major budget due to other projects. I am used to tweeking Mcpherson strut front ends & not sure how this will respond to lowering. If I put say IAP reds on my '83 veloce:
- They say it lowers less than an inch, mine seems nose high & understeers, do they lower more in the front than the back?
- What front camber would I end up with?
- I would like to end up with say 1 deg +/- neg in front & obviously 0 in rear (solid axle), what is cheapest way to adjust after I go down?
- Are there any hidden suprises or can I just put on the springs and not spend more? (retain shocks, etc for now)
PS some great threads, learned a lot & only been reading about 2 weeks.