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Wanted - C3 Fibreglass rear spring +8 inch lowering bolts

johng

CCCUK Member
On the rear sway bar topic, my base model 1978 L46 did come with a rear sway bar from new (part of a suspension upgrade pack), but it's only 7/16" thick.
 

Dazaa

Busy user
Well I just disconnected the sway bar and can confirm that it’s not the cause of the back being so high, it wasn’t under tension and made no difference at all.
 

Daytona Vette

CCCUK regional rep
Well I just disconnected the sway bar and can confirm that it’s not the cause of the back being so high, it wasn’t under tension and made no difference at all.
Have you settled the Spring by rolling the Vette back and forth or so, - if still no good, go for a correct steel spring, sort the fronts and then check it without connecting any rear ARB links
 

Dazaa

Busy user
Have you settled the Spring by rolling the Vette back and forth or so, - if still no good, go for a correct steel spring, sort the fronts and then check it without connecting any rear ARB links
No unfortunately my transmission is currently leaking it's fluid everywhere so waiting for a helicoil kit to arrive before I can fire it up again but I don't think the sway bar will make any difference. Will update with what difference the spring makes and take it from there.
 

Forrest Gump

CCCUK regional rep
The spring on my car is almost straight. Nothing like the curve on Dazaa's. With 8" bolts the ride height is 27 1/2 inches to the wheel arch. 225/70 tyres. Bottom of the bolts is level with wheel rim so would just about be okay with a flat tyre.
You never see two C3's with the same ride height.... Over the years they've all had different springs and tyres/wheels fitted, or sagged differently. Not sure if anyone actually knows what the correct height is supposed to be anymore!!

As Barry says it's vital to roll the car back and forward at least 6ft every time you put it back on the ground otherwise the car will sit-up a lot.

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