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weltmeister springs ?

I'm getting conflicting information. whats top and bottom on these springs? do tighter coils go to top or bottom?
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They will work exactly the same regardless which way you fit them.
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^as a spring yes thats true.
however i believe the actual weltmeister springs are different end for end as far as physical fitment on the strut goes.

i had to put my 200# lowering weltmeister springs "tight coils down" - i had them the other way around for a while but got lots of clunking sounds. only flipping the springs made the noise go away.

though im sure someone else will come along saying they had to do the opposite..

and somebody may come along talking about the minutia of spring orientation vs unsprung weight...

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I have Westminster springs on my 83 - pretty much plug in play.
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^as a spring yes thats true.
however i believe the actual weltmeister springs are different end for end as far as physical fitment on the strut goes....
So are they tapered like the turbo cup springs were? If they are then they will only fit one way. They must have changed the design or have a few different springs for the 944 as I had a set a long while back and they would fit both ways.
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dont think they're tapered, i think the "cut off wire ends" are slightly different angles or something.

maybe just my spring set though.

i've had mine since maybe 2007?
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tighter coils on top is technically less unsprung weight
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I bought variable rate (130/250) springs from QA1 and they aren't tapered. I'm using M30 adjustable koni struts and initially bought 10" springs that I hoped would allow me sufficient adjustment and yet lower the front end a bit. The results were it was too aggressive a drop (which would have been perfect for a track car) but mine ended up so low I couldn't even put the front splitter on without it dragging over the smallest bump. Plus I ran out of useable adjustment. I have now purchased a set of 12" springs (same specs) and will swap them out soon. I purchased them through Summit and the price and delivery was very good.
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and somebody may come along talking about the minutia of spring orientation vs unsprung weight...
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tighter coils on top is technically less unsprung weight
there we go..
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