Do springs actually settle?

1978 Z/28

Veteran Member
Jul 17, 2017
597
New Brunswick
I have put about 7 km or about 4 miles on my camaro at less than 40km or 25mph. I like the look of the back but the front is a high. Will the front settle or is that an old wives tale. From centre of wheel to lip of fender 16 inches both sides.
I would like the front down about 1 1/2 inches. I will drive it like this for this year
Springs are Eaton MC1288
thanks for any reply's
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70-camaro

Veteran Member
Mar 25, 2010
4,689
marietta ohio
My Moog front springs settled in an inch or more by 300 miles or so. I would take it out as often as possible to get them settled in. I took mine out on 50 mile drives on different road surfaces. Especially windy roads.
 

1978 Z/28

Veteran Member
Jul 17, 2017
597
New Brunswick
I live in Grand Bay-Westfield NB and my son, daughter in law and grandson live in Fredericton about 60 miles by high way. There are 2 windy hilly roads my wife and I can take, one is the St. John river road which follows the river the other is through old farm land. Would be a scenic drive about 150 miles
 

tom3

Veteran Member
Aug 1, 1999
14,930
ohio
I put new springs in my 88 and they didn't drop any that I could see in 6 months or so, I cut a half coil off and got it right. The did sag a little over the years afterward though, looked maybe a bit better with the front down a bit.
 




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