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Old 05-16-2003, 11:29 AM
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Springs

Does anyone have an opinion on putting rubber blocks in springs to level a car?
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Old 05-16-2003, 11:38 AM
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My 126s' sagging and leaning rear end problems have been solved by replacing the rear subframe mounts. New springs are something like $65 each from FastLane so I'd look into that before getting creative.

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Old 05-16-2003, 11:58 AM
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Shim Springs

My question is, the car leaned toward the drivers side. My mechanic inserted rubber blocks, problem solved. Cars looks fine. This cost me $70 parts and labor. Too good to be true. Is this shim possibly dangerous, or could it damage something?
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Old 05-16-2003, 12:35 PM
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I don't know about dangerous but the spring rates are effectively uneven from left to right with the rubber blocks in place. The side with the blocks will probably bottom out sooner.

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