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I'm rebuilding my rear suspension..and have everything out. Was wondering if I should buy new coil springs, is there anyway to test my current ones to see if they need replacing?? or should I just do it to be safe.

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without compression testing gear about all you can do is look to see if the hights are the same and maybe measure the compression with a large weight and a ruler
 

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Or you could find somebody you know that has several pairs stashed away from cars dismantled long ago?
 

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Thanks...I do have 2 sets, and they are all the same height just don't know about the "rebound" part. I guess I could stand on them, but how do I know how "far" they are supposed to go down. I was reading some previous posts about springs from coilsprings.com, they offer one that has a rate of 180lbs (for extra weight), vs the stock of 150lbs...wonder if these would do better with the Koni shocks I have. decisions, decisions.
 

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What about a hyd press with a Psi gauge hooked inline and compare the Psi and the height of the individual springs? I don't have any idea how much the compressed spring height is in the car though. Not much info in this post, just a thought. Jarrell
 

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To do it right just take the springs to a shop that works on race cars. A phone call to your nearest speedway should get you the name and number of numerous local racers with the equipment. Mine were done by a shop just two blocks away. The tool is really just a hydraulic press with an electronic load cell (measures the weight on it) and a measuring apparatus with a dial indicator. The guy did a spring in half a minute while I watched. And wouldn't take any money. What a guy!
 
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