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Stock r/t springs on a srt

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:20 pm
by wickedneonrt
is it physically possible? I know the struts are different .
I know your probably thinking this is counter productive but the reasoning is i have r/t springs laying here from my 01 and we got a 04 srt4 with some cheap jap crap springs and bottomed out suspension. Cant afford to do a set of stock springs or aftermarket right now so just to help from bottoming i'm wondering if the r/t springs will physically fit on the srt struts at least temp even if i look like a awd subaru wheel gap.
Thanks for any quick responses gang. I searched for hours.

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:18 pm
by occasional demons
I don't see why they wouldn't work for a temporary band-aid. Yeah, it might ride a bit higher, at least in the rear... Not sure about the front, as the added weight of the engine/transaxle may balance things out.

But your alignment might be skewed a bit. you may want to consider added tire wear or cost of an alignment into what the springs might save you over stock replacements.

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:08 pm
by wickedneonrt
Alignments no biggie. I'm a automotive technology instructor and i have 3 alignment machines in the shop. On top of that I have the students do the work and i dont even have to break a sweat :D
Thanks for the info

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:45 pm
by NyNeon0813
I have stock srt springs on 2gn struts, don't sear y out wouldn't work the other way around

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:48 pm
by nerox
I'm sure i've read this before...

All 2gn springs & struts are fully interchangeable

SRT Springs on Regular Struts = 0.5" drop
Regular Springs on SRT Struts = 0.5" raise

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:21 pm
by occasional demons
Yep, they all fit, even 1gn springs. The struts/spring rates are the main differences.

R/t spring in the front, and SE in the rear would be better, but you have what you have. :lol:

I have read the newer SXT non anti sway rear springs are stiffer to compensate. FWIW.

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:27 pm
by wickedneonrt
Well its done. It does work and as stated front is up about 3 inches over wheel. Its not pretty but it works for temp. Springs are interchangable

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:12 am
by occasional demons
Well there wasn't much question if they would fit, it was more of a how is the stance going to look? type thing.

Got pics? :lol:

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:44 am
by NickKo
occasional demons wrote: Got pics? :lol:
x2 for pics !! :)


- Nick

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:26 am
by occasional demons
Man, we are a deranged bunch. :rofl:

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:48 pm
by Danteneon
I found one....


Image

Man, that pic never gets old does it? :D

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:19 pm
by wickedneonrt
oh that pics been old for a minute

:laughing3:

ill post in the morning. Its horrid looking but since both front struts were blown and these progress/tein springs were ridiculous i'd rather have the 4x4 til i get the eibachs other then the car scraping the fenders. I just did the front cause the rears havent blown yet