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While the springs are off, it's an advantageous time to check the shock adjustment settings. Sometimes, they are not the same across the car.

Procedure:
remove bump rubber from below the top eye with screwdriver
compress shaft into body until bottom is felt
turn shaft CCW until you feel the jaws engage the adjuster notches
press down again until fully bottomed
turn shaft CCW counting turns until stop (full soft) and record
repeat for opposite side
turn one adjuster CW until stop (full stiff) and record turns
determine whether to stiffen or loosen from original setting and adjust to suit
pull shaft from adjuster and allow to fully expand against gas pressure
repeat for all corners
align top and bottom eyes/clevises
reinstall bump rubbers and springs

If your gas pressure is weak or gone, the shock will still work, but will be prone to internal oil foaming and reduced damping when hot or on very bumpy roads.

As I mentioned early in the thread, when you reinstall the suspension, you should definitely follow the ballast & bolt torque procedure as closely as possible. If you wish to raise the ride height, you can ballast with a bit less weight, but then you should have a certified Viper Tech, or more preferably a knowledgeable racecar mechanic check the bump steer curves front/rear. That is actually easier to do with the shocks & springs off the car but you have to know what you static ride height will start out at (raised from stock) and do the measurements and adjust from there. Obviously, you would need to know what the car started with originally (frame to ground).
 

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Got the spring replaced. The old springs were .50 inches shorter than the new ones, free length. I installed the coil overs, blocked under the rotors and torqued the bolts with 150# of ballast on the drivers side, 250 pax. Wife's car, it's set up for her.
Minimum clearance on the front lip is up to 3.25 fron 2.75, after a 50 mile shakedown cruise. Made enough difference to prevent bottoming out going through the subdivision. Handling
feels good.
Next step is modifying the clutch pedal. Wife is short, she's on tippy toes trying to get the pedal down. Probably try a home made extension block to figure out what's needed in a spacer. Pedals are all the way up right now.
The fun continues!
 

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They sell clutch petal bars pretty cheap to adjust them. You can always add a rubber hose around the spring to add a little hight to the assembly, therefore lifting the front of the car a bit.
 
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