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My rear springs bunch up at the bottom when the car is sitting normally, is this ok, is it a sign of worn out springs? (i can take a picture later)

If i was to replace them is there any performance gain by lowering/lifting the car, if my ultimate plan is to go some light rally stuff?
 

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Its a 1993. The spings looked great when i had the car jacked up to replace the bearings but once the car is down it looks kinda funny, drives fine. i'll take a picture tonight.

Is there a way to tell if i just need to replace the spings, or if i have to do both struts and springs.
 

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Looks fine to me! It is an aftermarket "cargo coil" spring... it's supposed to bunch up there... well actually the 'bunch' is supposed to be on the top not the bottom (it has been installed upside down) but if it is driving fine I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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HyBrad said:
Looks fine to me! It is an aftermarket "cargo coil" spring... it's supposed to bunch up there... well actually the 'bunch' is supposed to be on the top not the bottom (it has been installed upside down) but if it is driving fine I wouldn't worry about it.
That's exactly how my aftermarket springs look. I'm not sure on the upside down part though (or if it matters).
 

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Yes.. I've installed hundreds of these on Escorts over the years.. the 'bunch' is supposed to be at the top.

No worries though.. My first dozen or so replacements I put the 'bunch' on the bottom like in the picture (before I actually looked at the instructions) and I had no customer complaints or anything....

My '95 LX also has its installed upside down (they were already on when I bought it).. but it seems to drive just fine...
 
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