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Old 05-14-2009, 02:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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FS: VX rear lowering springs and adjustable front shocks.

I had one of my Edelbrock adjustable shocks spring leak so I need to send it in for warranty work, in that time my car is going to be without it's front shocks so I was thinking of putting it back to it's original ride hight as I would rather have that for hauling cargo and driving in the snow.
So once I get my shock back from being fixed I would like to sell them, along with the shorter set of springs that are on the rear, the rear springs are just normal shorter springs that I think I got from Napa a few years ago, I put all of this on the car about 30,000 miles ago for the rear and 25,000 miles ago for the front.
I am interested in selling everything for basically the cost of replacing it with stock parts, or a trade for stock parts.

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Old 05-14-2009, 03:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I may be interested, depending on cost. Would like to get pics & thoughts on your experience with the front shocks & rear springs...
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I did not personally notice any mpg change with the lower springs, but my driving varies so much it's hard to get consistent numbers, it drove a little rougher then normal but not much, cornered well, I bought them because my rear springs sat lower and I wanted something that was adjustable so I could match the front to the rear.
I assume you want photos of how the cars looks lowered like this? because it's not easy to get photos of the shocks while they are still on the car (wanted to find out if there was any demand for these before I replace them), I suspect my cost to replace them is going to be around $250, I paid $480 for the pair of front units and about $40 for the pair of rear springs, so I would like to get around $250 for them if I can, one of them is either going to be rebuilt or new, depending on the warranty work they do.
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Ya, pics of the car with the shocks/springs to give a sense of how the car sits.

Do you know if the springs are the same spring rate as stock, or stiffer? I know you said "normal shorter springs" but would be interested in more info there. You mentioned load carrying as a reason for switching back; how much of a limitation do you have currently?

Appreciate the info
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I carried 800 pounds of lead acid batteries for about 20 miles in the car and it handled just fine, no bottoming out, noticed that it was a little ridged.
I'll try to get some photos soon here, been busy when it's light out side.
The rear springs looked about the same when I got them, maybe one less turn, but the same length without weight, so they just compressed more leaving a lower ride hight, but never had a problem with them.

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