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Old 06-17-2012, 08:01 PM   #61
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Oh then that explains it. My car has the original spring pads installed. I will go and remove the lower ones.
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Beautiful car and a good engine choice. The M52B28 gives you 189 very dependable horsepower.
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Thanks. 190 stock but with the lightweight aluminum block, the lightweight rear end, the lightweight SSR comp wheels and the Comforti Shark Injector, it feels more like 240!
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RCV7 so wait, when you removed the old springs that came with the car, their should have been an upper and lower spring pad made out of rubber. I am assuming that based on what you told me earlier you did not install either the bottom or top spring pad? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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I think you might have problems without both spring pads. I left the original OEM pads in.
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I see so you left both the top and bottom pads on the rear springs? I've been reading and a lot of people seem to remove these. Usually to lower the car a tad.
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You can search here to find various threads on using thinner or thicker than OEM original pads to lower or raise the car.
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You are correct. I've got all the information through searches. They offer a 5,7.5, and 10 mm spring pads. My main concern was always that my car had a pretty bad rake. Your car on the other hand even though you and I have the same suspension setup sat much lower in the back counteracting the rake effect. I thought you had removed the bottom spring pad due to an earlier post and so I did that and it sits much better with no noise or creeks. However, now your telling me that you do indeed have both spring pads. I'm a bit confused.
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yes, both pads on are on but the smaller 5 variety.
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Wow... That red is just amazing, awesome wheels too. Shift knob is awesome. You are doing it right.
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Thanks for the kind words. I sold the car about 2 months ago. It was a fun build and even better driving it. I moved to 4X4 heaven and bought a restored '76 Ford Bronco. Thanks everyone!
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RCV7,

Thanks for pointing me to your thread. I read Jim's manual, and I can see that reading about your experience and the experiences of others will help me with my build.

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I made the same mistake by buying a z3 rear end.
I have ordered e30 half shafts, but can I use the old small case ti output flanges on the z3 diff?
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