Front Coil Spring Perch Tab - Printable Version

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Front Coil Spring Perch Tab - AOCUSNRET - 08-04-2019

Quick question.  I am just now getting around to install my front suspension.  Got all new parts since car didn't have any when I got it.  Question is about the spring perch tab.  Does it go towards the inside near the apron or out towards the wheel?  If anyone has pics of this area, they would be appreciated as well.


RE: Front Coil Spring Perch Tab - vintageman - 08-04-2019

The perch sits on the upper control arm and bolts to it. The shock goes inside of the spring after installation. I just finished my front suspension a few weeks ago. I used the spring compressor that bolts directly to the perch. Compressed the spring, then installed the new upper control arm, released the spring compression slowly and guided it into the perch mounting holes on the control arm.  The perch has a Tab that will mate with the lower spring end and that is facing the inside toward the shock tower wall. Attached is a pic that I found that may help with orientation. Good luck.

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RE: Front Coil Spring Perch Tab - Parkka - 08-05-2019

Just ripped mine out yesterday. Found the spring that was already in the tower (blue) was far shorter than the one going back in. May explain the hard ride. Ripped the suspension out as one whole unit.

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RE: Front Coil Spring Perch Tab - AOCUSNRET - 08-05-2019

Thanks for the help and pics.  Took my sweet time and got one side in yesterday.  This site and the assembly manuals have been a great help.

RE: Front Coil Spring Perch Tab - mustang7173 - 08-06-2019


Highly recommend the roller spring perches!


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the hundred online free

RE: Front Coil Spring Perch Tab - NOT A T5 - 08-07-2019

+1, but shop around you should find them a little less pricey!

RE: Front Coil Spring Perch Tab - Don C - 08-07-2019

Better options for roller perches