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 Post subject: Limiting straps
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:14 pm 
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The racing springs I just installed don't stay captive when the car is jacked up.
Does anyone have any DIY solutions for Limiting straps, or is there a set I can buy...I looked and found nothing

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 Post subject: Re: Limiting straps
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:36 pm 
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Some people cut a small slot in the bottom and top of the perches and use a gear clamp around the spring thru the notch to keep them in place.

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 Post subject: Re: Limiting straps
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:33 pm 
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if you wrap anything around a coil it gets pinched right off the first time the spring is fully compressed. i used safety wire/ braided cable and cable clamps to limit travel to maintain the bearing stack and keep the springs in their perches.
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 Post subject: Re: Limiting straps
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:37 am 
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Perfect! I will use that idea...you are like yoda

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 Post subject: Re: Limiting straps
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:57 am 
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A short piece of chain works. It's cheap and easy to buy, and easy to bolt on.

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