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Spring perch tab
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Just got my new springs, spring perches, and several other smaller items for my front end rebuild. I put the top insulators on the springs, then flipped them over and set the perches on the springs on the work bench just to see what it would look like.
How much of the tab on the spring perch should cover the end of the spring coil?
I rotate the perch so the indentations and pads come close to aligning with the spring diameter, but only about 1/2 of the end of the coil contacts the tab in this position
I ordered the perches and springs from different places, don't know if that makes any difference.
Maybe when the weight of the car is on the springs and perches it will all align?
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The coil should be indexed to a position where it's against the tab. Touching half will be sufficient. The rubber will flatten out a little for better contact of the tab. Some times the tabs are not bent a full 90 degrees and need tweaking. It won't move once the pressure is applied.
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judge;186329 Wrote:The coil should be indexed to a position where it's against the tab. Touching half will be sufficient. The rubber will flatten out a little for better contact of the tab. Some times the tabs are not bent a full 90 degrees and need tweaking. It won't move once the pressure is applied.
Thanks, that is sort of what I thought too. I just thought it would "dry fit" a little better. Waiting for my control arms delivery to start the job.
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