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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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ive seen it all now

found this in a ZJ at the junkyard. looks like some kind of coil spring spreading apparatus to gain lift. ive seen it all now


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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Very common item in the aftermarket for decades, marketed as a way of fixing sagging springs without replacing them. You'd be amazed, when we would caution people against using them as it would raise the vehicle 1-2" but make a harsh ride, they'd go ahead and buy them anyway. What can I say, every set I sold helped the ol' paycheck.

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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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id say harsh ride is an understatement, i mean your taking the "spring" out of "coil spring"
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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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I can't even imagine how terrible every crack in the road would feel.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #5
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Take the shocks out of it while you're at it.

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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:48 PM   #6
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Well, the easiest way to describe the ride is to compare it to riding a rigid motorcycle with an unsprung seat and a 12" over springer front end in an urban warehouse district with old, rutted asphalt and railroad tracks not flush with the pavement. Been there, done that, never again.

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Unread 05-17-2013, 12:39 AM   #7
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Back in the 60's and 70's we used to call them "Hillbilly Hijackers"

Man do they really F**k up a vehicle.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 04:01 AM   #8
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A chunk of 2x4 with a v notch cut into either end wedged between the coils.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 07:22 AM   #9
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What a joke, Ive seen pics of these id like to actually see em first hand though.


Thats as bad as when I thought it was a good idea to self lengthen my CA's
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Unread 05-17-2013, 08:28 AM   #10
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I've seen quite a few of those on certain cars that had lift kits to fit 22-24"+ wheels. Also those little nugget looking things you stick in the coils and twist.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 02:21 PM   #11
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that's old school.
they had ones you'd twist into the coils on f-body and 80's g body cars to take up the sag a big block swap would cause in the stock springs if you couldn't find diesel springs to swap in.
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