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Old 03-20-2005, 08:18 PM   #1
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Help installing rear intrax springs!

Can someone tell me which end is up and uses the rubber bump stop, and which is down? The stock springs are symeterical, where as one side of the intrax springs is smaller than the other. Its after midnight and I have the stock springs out already, so if anyone's online right now who knows your help is appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:20 PM   #2
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Well looking at that photo - the left side of the spring looks larger, and more coils rolled - so I'd say that would be the bottom?
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:24 PM   #3
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What I did with my eibachs was went with how the logo was on the spring.If you are holding it and reading the logo (if it has one on the spring) that is the side that should be up-makes sense,right?Also compare where the foam bump stop goes in on this one with the old one.They should have similar hole sizes for the bump stop.Hope this helps.
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:04 AM   #4
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I had problems with Intrax Springs. The very problem you mention. In my case they sent me the wrong springs. At the time they didn't even make the right springs!! If your rear factory springs are cylindrical (spelling?) and your Intrax springs are tappered, you probably have the WRONG springs. The fronts will install no problem but the rears aren't gonna work. My mechanic had to un-install the pieces of sh*t and put the stocks back on. Of couse, we put the fronts on first, so who knew! Two hours of labor shot to hell. Finally got the right springs (from H&R) and the car is awesome.

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Old 03-27-2005, 11:17 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info guys, I actually went ahead and installed them night that I first posted. I decided to go with the smaller end up, with the bump stop. I can't believe what a difference the springs made in the way this car handles, and that the ride didn't suffer much at all. The only problem I'm having is that there is a noise coming from the front left side when I brake hard or accellerate. I think its from not tightening the stabilizer bar with the spring loaded. Tonight I'm going to try to remedy this.
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make sure u tightened every single bolt to spec.. otherwise you will get noises
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hey speaking of this topic, after i changed my springs and shocks i noticed a slight squeeking noise when i pull around my culdesac, which is a tight turn at a very slow speed. just wanted to know if this is normal, or is it a lubrication issue (more noticeable in cold weather), or is it something serious
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i just put my b+g springs this past week and i ran into the same problem. the stock ones i took off could be flipped either way and they would work (duh). the b+g ones look just like the intrax you have pictured. this is the funny part, the part # on it was written one way and the label that told you that they were the rear springs was written the other way. so i figure i got a 50/50 chance of getting it right i put them on with the taper facing down. ive been driving for 3 days now with no problems (knock on wood).
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