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Cracked Suspension Spring

Bluemill

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Joined
Jul 20, 2005
Messages
107
Location
Scituate, MA
Corvette
2000 Navy targa
I have a longitudinal crack right down the middle of my "popsicle stick" front fiberglass spring that I discovered the last time I changed the oil. The car seems to ride well, and aside the usual c5 bumping the nose pulling into driveways and parking lots because of the overhang, I don't thing I'm riding too low. The spring is still in one piece, but the crack is pretty deep in most of its length.

Is this Corvette abuse? Or is this a hazardous situation?

Can an advanced shade tree guy with a compressor, good tools and a garage do this or should I bring this to a pro?

Thanks,
Bluemill
:beer
 

zagger

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Joined
Apr 22, 2006
Messages
468
Location
San Diego
Corvette
99 C5 Convertible
Sorry for your bad luck.I think it's a yes to both of the questions, not that I never abuse mine;).Broken spring is newer a good thing, I would definitely replace it. Good reason to put in a better performance one. It is not extremely difficult to exchange them but it is a lots of work. Minimum of two jacks, solid car stands and a clean floor is a must. Before doing it yourself I would shop local shops with a lift that have some experience for this job. Plus you will still incur the alignment cost when done. That will usually be included in the price of exchange at a good shop. Good luck, Zig.
 

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