getting Jamex springs seems to be somewhat difficult, I'm not too keen on the idea of cutting springs. What all is out there?
this is how i've had my car for the past 3 years, on airbags, I've sprung a leak and am convinced springs are the way to go. I'd like to have the tires just outside of tucking or atleast within a half of an inch
firm or stiff is fine but I don't want to feel like I have no suspension
What type of an air suspension you are using, Modified stock Mark 8 bags, or aftermarket airbags ?? Valves and things are usually realiable, compressors last a while if you dont run them constantly also ..
You said you have a small leak .. front or rear airbags ??
I have 4 Rear airbags in my backyard here .. might have a pair of fronts also. And I have a pair of Intrax springs ( 2" drop, 10 years old = more like 3 inches drop ) .. sagged springs, but they do the job. Let me know if you want to make an offer ..
Static drop is definately more reliable than air, just not as convenient. At least with the stock Mark 8 setup you will still be 2 inches off the ground with the bumpstops instead of totally hammered like an aftermarket airbag failure could leave you dead on the ground.
I always carry my tool box and some spares when I travel,so bags wouldn't be an issue for me.I just can't get the handling from bags like I can from a well tuned coil spring set up.The stock Mark VIII set up maybe different.I have no tuning experience with it.
All stock 1990 Merc Blue Max Cougar 3.8L with Automatic