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Terry69RSZ28

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Front coils for 69RSZ28
« on: October 19, 2017, 06:38:01 PM »
Hi,
Has anyone purchased EY front coils from HBC, part number FEP-1191? Are they correct in appearance and more importantly, do they provide the correct ride height? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks, Terry

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Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
« Reply #1 on: Today at 02:12:32 AM »
I had Coil Spring Specialties (Kansas) build me two EY springs to match my originals in static height, spring rate, coil dia, and number of coils...  as recommended to me by Steve Shauger (PaceMe)...

Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
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Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
« Reply #2 on: Today at 03:37:56 AM »
Hi Gary,
Do you have them installed on your car and are you happy with the ride height?
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Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
« Reply #3 on: Today at 03:55:45 AM »
They are installed, but parts of the car (fenders, hood, core support, radiator, etc) are not installed as yet, so ride height not finalized...  Since I had them match all the physical specifications of the  factory EY spring I sent them, I think I will be happy with them... certainly more happy than buying OTS springs which perhaps match the ride height (maybe), but none of the other physical specifications...

PS.  I do have the physical characteristics listed herein (0.610 wire diameter, 8.125 Total coils, Inside Diameter 3.675,
Free, or static, Length 15.00 +/-, Load Rate 370#/in).  .. and here is a photo of the one original EY spring, along with the pair from CSS...  (one of my original EY springs had a broken coil necessitating the new ones).
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Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan