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Rod Currie 4 months ago
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My '65 Eldorado front coil springs seem to be sagging quite a bit, although from the side the car seems to be standing 'level'.  In searching on line I can find no replacement coil springs for my car/year.  Am not trying to lower the car, but make the front end handle better without 'wallowing' going over dips/bumps.  I need front end shocks as well, but want to find out whether there is some kind of needed relationship between the springs and the shocks.  Any recommendations here?  T.I.A.
Rod
rajeevx7 4 months ago
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No special relationship for near stock ride height springs and shocks.

It is extremely difficult to find a stiffer spring that is the oe height for any car.

The most efficient way to almost satisfy your requirements would be to use the (jamco) 1" lowering springs. Your fronts my have already sagged 1" so here may not be any height change.

https://www.jamcosuspension.com/products/sfID1/31/sfID2/41/sfID3/0/productID/1570
Truestyle Scott 4 months ago
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Bad shocks can make it sag just a little.  As spongy as the springs are, it only takes a few pounds of pressure up or down to move the car.  Good shocks have some pressure pushing outwards where bad shocks have no pressure left in them.  Take a new shock and try to compress it, often times you have to lean in to it pretty hard to compress it, so you can see they have some lifting ability.  I have replaced front shocks on another old GM before and it raised the front a little.  Get some more stiffer performance shocks and it will not only raise it back up but also stiffen the suspension slightly.  
rajeevx7 4 months ago
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Scott, we will agree to disagree:-)

Shocks that can be compressed with the weight of a human body will not support the weight of a car corner. I completely agree with an initially higher height after a vehicle has been jacked up, but that is just the result of a more relaxed spring and is not long term. I'm assuming that your other GM was jacked up for the shock install, but may not have been.
vaseay 4 months ago
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Rod, try Eaton Springs out of Detroit, they make stock height replacement springs for the '66 Caddy.
Rod Currie 3 months ago
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Vaseay,
'Preciate the input.  Expensive. but maybe the way to go.
Rod
LucasF 85 days ago
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I second the vote for Easton. They have the original specs, great customer service, I put them on my Sedan de Ville no disappointments.

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