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Old 08-18-2012, 10:25 PM
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Is there a differance of which end is the top or bottom? thanks
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Is there a differance of which end is the top or bottom? thanks
If the springs are "progressive", yes, if not, no.

"Progressive" springs are wound so that the spring rate gets higher as the springs compress & you can see that when the spring is just sitting on the workbench on even installed on the vehicle with no additional load -- the distance between the coils is less & less towards one end. If that's the case then the springs need to be installed the way the manufacturer intended, usually with the closer-wound coils to the top. But if there's no difference in the spacing between the coils & you've got constant-rate springs, then it doesn't matter which way the springs are installed.
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