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Over the winter, I had a spring shop re-arch my springs to bring the rear up by 1 and 1/2". They are 4 leafs. I installed new U bolts and spring pads. I did the final tightening of the shackle bolts with the car on the ground. Springs look like new. Has HD gas shocks. Car now rides very stiff. Is it normal for the spring rate to change when they are re-arched? The spring shop said there would be very little change, but this is a drastic change. Has anyone experienced this? Thanks.
 

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Well, I did some google on this. Seems it is not a good idea to rearch the springs the way the spring shop did them. Looks like I will buy new ones. Thanks anyways.
 

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wskaiser said:
If the shocks are new, I would think they may be more of cause of the harshness than the rearched springs.

The shocks are the ones that were on it before the spring work. Thanks for the response.

JR..Thats what I thought too. Really surprised me how much the ride changed.
 
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