View Full Version : COIL SPRING SPACER
02-06-2009, 12:28 PM
after adding the blower and the 1 1/4" sway bar the front end is sitting a little lower then I want. I would like to raise it up about 1/2" to 3/4". Does anyone make a coil spring spacer for the tri 5? the ones that summit has wont work w/ the tri 5 spring diameter according to the mfr..
02-06-2009, 01:36 PM
The spring for a 55-57 is the same outside diameter as most Chevrolet springs over many years.
There should be no problem using one of the universal rubber ones. Is that the style you were trying to get?
02-07-2009, 10:01 AM
You added some weight to the front and probably don't have a strong enough spring now. Since you would have to take the springs out to put a spacer in why not just spend the extra cash and put in proper springs for your front end weight. The key is getting your lower arms level to the ground check yours now and see if they are running up hill that will tell you if your spring is to weak.
02-07-2009, 10:08 AM
Heres a quick pic on rubber one Rick, spoke off, @ speedway motors
02-07-2009, 11:57 AM
Summit has them too. Mr. Gasket #1285 and 1287. One has a single groove and is meant to install on the spring end. The other has two grooves and is meant to install between the coils. The latter kind could be installed without removing the spring. Just jack the car up and place jackstands under the frame. Slide the spacer in and twist it until it's where the coils come together at the ends. Let the car down and it should sit a bit higher.
02-07-2009, 03:25 PM
I used polyurethane spacers from Energy Suspension on mine, very similar to the rubber one shown above. The outside diameter was about 3/8" wider than the OD of the spring, had a bit of difficulty getting them to seat squarely into the lower control arm pocket. Ended up trimming about 1" out of the spacer, making it kinda "C" shaped. It worked! Brought the front end up just a little bit, enough to make up for 50+ years of spring sag.
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