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Old 04-14-2020, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
Frank Lee
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Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
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I found and cut springs from a scrap car, just in case I wanted to go back to stock. That was... oh... 20 years ago? Pleased with the mod.

According to Eaton, I did not do it the right way. My springs have tangential seats. I knew I didn't want to heat them but how else would they seat if they weren't flattened? So I compressed the last coil in a bench vise and heated as sparingly as I could just the spot that needed to twist to make it flat. No issues!

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