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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone! I looked through the tech articles, but couldn't find an answer to this question: what is the standard spacing between each of the coils on the front of a 66 Galaxie 500 4 door with a 289? The reason I ask is while I was putting the front end of my Gal back together a few years back, I cut 2.5 coils out of each of the front springs & it now rubs when I turn sharp in either direction. I'm wondering if the springs have outlived their useful life, seeing as they are the originals. Also, I was considering a pair of drop springs from Dearborn Classics, which is why I need the answer to my first question. I don't want to spend a bunch of green & run into the same problem again, especially considering the springs are custom made & non-returnable!
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I think your problem is the ride height, not the coils. If you want the same ride height with new springs, then you'll likely have the same rubbing.

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Hey there 70XL! Do you think a pair of Superior RideEFFEX Spring Spacers (# 18-1901) will solve my problem?
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Hey there 70XL! Do you think a pair of Superior RideEFFEX Spring Spacers (# 18-1901) will solve my problem?
Maybe. Those things are designed to lift a vehicle with worn out and saggy springs. You cut your coils, your old and probably worn out and saggy springs to get a to a desired lower ride height. These spacers are a band-aid at best on full springs, so you'll have very little suspension left if you put them in your severely cut springs. I think you either have to raise the ride height so there is room for the wheels to turn to full lock, or make room in the wheel well to accommodate wheels at full lock. What is most important to you?

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