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Paul Slice
11-02-2006, 06:23 PM
I had posted earlier about the excess height of my 71 TR6s front end after replacing the springs. When restoring the front suspension the stock springs had been replaced with the TRF Uprated stock height ones. The 6 sat up like a 4x4 in the front while the rear was at a more reasonable height.

Last weekend I installed front Goodparts lower uprated springs and the change in height is drastic. These new springs make the car sit perfect with just enough room to prevent tire scrub.
The car handles much better in the turns but the ride is a little rougher, not enough to not be worth it.

I only purchased the fronts but now the rear is slightly to high ..........

Paul




TRF springs, way up there
https://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/pauls78/tr6springs1.jpg
Goodparts springs
https://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/pauls78/tr6springs3.jpg
much better
https://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/pauls78/tr6springs2.jpg

BOXoROCKS
11-02-2006, 06:31 PM
WOW, beautiful

Flinkly
11-02-2006, 06:40 PM
what color blue is your tr6? a real beauty, makes me hurt to see my bare frame sitting out in the weather.

martx-5
11-02-2006, 06:59 PM
I remember the earlier thread when I mentioned that your car was a candidate for the cover of 4X4 magazine. Well, that's a dramatic improvement on ride height. That looks really good in the front. Now, do the rears, you'll be happy you did.

jerrybny
11-02-2006, 07:13 PM
I used goodpart springs in both front and back. Very happy. I also used his adjustable brackets in the rear. The wheel alignment place was very happy when I took it to them for a 4 wheel alignment. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

71tr
11-02-2006, 08:08 PM
yes, i've converted over to the GP springs all around as well as the adj trailing arm brackets.

Paul, what size wheels are you running?

YankeeTR
11-02-2006, 10:07 PM
you should send Mr.Runyon before and after pix....

bunzil
11-03-2006, 09:50 AM
It looks great, but I agree with matrx-5, I'd want the rear dropped now that you are so close. Besides, the back is easy. And do get it aligned all around when you are done - definately worth it.

kodanja
11-03-2006, 10:34 AM
Looks great!! Nice Job!!!
how bout some pix of the engine and interior?

Tomster
11-03-2006, 02:35 PM
Put your tools back in the truck; All will be good!

LastDeadLast
11-03-2006, 07:46 PM
Paul,

That is a truly beautiful automobile.