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I have a '72 with what looks like a completely origional suspension. It bottoms out rather easily, and bounces noticably on certain roads. I plan on replacing or upgrading just about everything, but this may not happen for a few months.. will it damage anything if I keep driving it in this condition?
 

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> I have a '72 with what looks like a
> completely origional suspension. It bottoms
> out rather easily, and bounces noticably on
> certain roads. I plan on replacing or
> upgrading just about everything, but this
> may not happen for a few months.. will it
> damage anything if I keep driving it in this
> condition?

Yes, quite likely. Toast your front struts, toast your rear axles, toast your rims, bend your arms, possible damage to your strut mounts, lose control of the car, kill yourself and others, rest in peace.

Need I go on? :^/

Doug Dawson
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Just say, The damage may already be done, so cross your digits. Etc.
 

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> Yes, quite likely. Toast your front struts,
> toast your rear axles, toast your rims, bend
> your arms, possible damage to your strut
> mounts, lose control of the car, kill
> yourself and others, rest in peace.

And by the way, I'm just telling what can be damaged that isn't ordinarily replaced in a full suspension overhaul. I.e., this is heavy stuff. Try to get new replacements and see how much fun it is. Putting off repairs on a worn, bottoming suspension is a major false economy. And I haven't even mentioned the ball joints or steering ( although that's a major component in the threat of imminent death. )

Doug Dawson
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> And by the way, I'm just telling what can be
> damaged that isn't ordinarily replaced in a
> full suspension overhaul. I.e., this is
> heavy stuff. Try to get new replacements and
> see how much fun it is. Putting off repairs
> on a worn, bottoming suspension is a major
> false economy. And I haven't even mentioned
> the ball joints or steering ( although
> that's a major component in the threat of
> imminent death. )

> Doug Dawson
> [email protected]

Yes, it is a very bad idea I should know. I have pulled the struts off and I found that both were in two parts ( the shock that is) now I have to figure out what to do to get it to drive straight down the road. I think that a lot of $$$$ will be necessary.
I own a late 71 240 z And the other owners drove it into the ground . Now I have a lot of work.
Tom F
 
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