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Bad effects from hard rubber spring spacers?

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My car has had 3 hard rubber spring spacers in the middle (vertically) of the coils for 11 years, they were there when I got it. I thought they had to be there to hold the rear end up cuz the springs were sacked or something. I am monkeying with the suspension, and wondered what would happen if I removed them. So I took them out, and the rear only dropped 1/4". What the heck was the previous guy who put them in thinking?

I can't drive the car right now, but I am looking forward to trying it with the new Eddy shocks and the rubber blocks out. The previous shocks were pretty worn, and I am guessing that the blocks just made the springs less compliant to following the road contour. Is it going to ride a million times better? Gimme some good news for once :)
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Driving it always reminded me of a water bed. Adding a 1" UMI swaybar to the rear helped. So, when I take it out this spring (pun), it will have all new Eddy shocks, a UMI 1.25 swaybar added up front, half a coil cut off of the front springs (to lower it a bit since dropping 200lbs with aluminum heads and removing the AC). I'm not expecting an F1 car, but I hope better. I took a step backward swith ET Street radials, Im guessing they're going to be a little squishy in the turns.
Bill, thanks for asking! I like to talk about them. They live in a 300sf apartment and don't have a car :) Oh well, they're so busy with school that they don't have any time to go anywhere anyway. They love it, for now.
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