Need help with 505 GTD springs
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    Default Need help with 505 GTD springs

    Just bought a 2.5 505GTD sedan. It goes well enough but the front end wallows around on tight corners. Is it better to keep the original springs and have them reset or get a good set of 604 springs. Can anyone suggest suitable struts to hold the front firm.

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    Anyone who has driven an original GTD could possibly tell me how it should feel. Brian

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    Default Need help with 505 GTD springs

    Wallowing is usually caused by worn out struts. Perhaps the rears are worn out as well. I suggest replacing them first and then seeing how it handles.

    The only 505s I know about with rear spring problems were the 84 STI, which we have one at home. For some reason, the rear springs sagged unlike earlier or later models.

    King Springs do a harder ride spring, but I suggest trying the shockies first.
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    If you're ever down the other end of the Putty Road (Hawkesbury), you can take mine for a drive.
    Not many GTD's around these days.
    I used to own a Fiat 124 Special too!
    Leon

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