AR Blue Lowering Springs

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AR Blue Lowering Springs

Post by lanciahf » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:28 pm

Hi All,

I have a set of Lowering Springs from Auto Ricambi. available. I would like to get 150.00 obo plus shipping.
The springs were used for about a year. Nothing wrong with them I just put the stock springs back in and sold the car. Roads are pretty bad around here and I was always stressing.

Springs located near Trenton, NJ

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Re: AR Blue Lowering Springs

Post by davedecker4 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:05 pm

I tried to send an email but I cant seem to find any evidence it actually went through.

How much did these lower the car? Was that a later car, and if so would they lower the early car? Do you have any idea how much? Were they significantly stiffer than stock, did the progressive portion make much difference?

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Re: AR Blue Lowering Springs

Post by lanciahf » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Dave I had the springs on a 84 with the bumpers on the car. The Springs lowered the car about an inch and the ride was fine. I do not think they were any stiffer than stock. Not sure on an early car, your best bet is to contact AR and inquire what effects these springs have on a earlier car.
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Re: AR Blue Lowering Springs

Post by atruscott » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:31 pm

The AR springs are progressive on the rear and are a little stiffer IMHO. I've used them on chrome bumper cars and big bumper cars... they seem to bring all cars down to the same level.... my logic reasoning is, therefore, that they're both shorter and stiffer than stock springs.

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Re: AR Blue Lowering Springs

Post by vandor » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:05 pm

Andy is right, they are shorter and stiffer. However, a question that is impossible to answer is "How much will they lower my car?" That is because at this age stock Spider ride heights are all over the place. I measured dozens of Spiders with stock and aftermarket springs when I was doing research about what should be the ideal ride height and realized that the data was all over the place. Sometimes stock springs will sag, sometimes not, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little... These springs will lower a Spider so the fender arches are ~23.5" off the ground on the front, a hair higher in the rear.
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Re: AR Blue Lowering Springs

Post by friedman » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:25 am

Csaba that is an excellent measurement to post but you realize that can vary with tire size.
Some folks measure from the center of the wheel rather than the floor as that should negate tire issues. Your explanation if right on by the way.
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Re: AR Blue Lowering Springs

Post by vandor » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:00 am

I am assuming stock tire diameter.
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Re: AR Blue Lowering Springs

Post by friedman » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:32 am

Also, cars need to settle when jacket up so when you install new springs, drive the car for a bit before taking measurements.
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