Illustration for article titled Why did somebody do welding on my springs?

Looking over and under the project Saab to make a list of parts needed, I noticed large weld blobs on the front springs. Why? I’m trying to figure out why they’re there. Can you lower a car by welding a couple of turns of the spring together? Is that what was going on? Would the heat of welding effect the temper of the spring?



I also noticed that the hole the tie rod passes through had two cuts made into the upper side, which makes me wonder if a PO was planning on lowering it. With these cuts here, the metal could have been bent back/up to give more clearance for the tie rod. Very strange to me though.

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