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Author Topic:   leaf spring cars or coil springs which is better
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted August 12, 2002 11:19 AM
what is every ones preference as to the type of car, leaf cars such as the mustang 2 and pinto, or coil spring cars, like the fox bodied mustangs. which is better, which handles better, which has less body roll, so on and so forth, thanks for your opions.

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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted August 20, 2002 10:57 PM
the leaf spring cars handle best if no work done on susp. but the coil cars can be setup better, like fox mustang has rear oil sump pan and sits back farther , helps give bite and better weight dist. coil cars have more role stock but easy to get rid of , and can set in corner more like the prostock's and mods. just the way i feel .could be wrong but it works for me.


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 139
posted September 01, 2002 09:39 PM
coil springs on the rears,with jack bolts,have more{and easier} adjustability then shackled leaf can easily change springs at the track if the need arises.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted September 24, 2002 07:24 AM
I think the coil spring would have to be better just for the fact that you can buy any rate of spring you want for fairly cheap and change it in less than five minutes. And you can set it up at the track easier.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted September 30, 2002 08:32 PM
i feel that it really depends on the size and banking and type of track you race on. it seems that leafs are good at my track but we do have toyotas running stock independent rear suspensions that run just as good. i do have one guy running leaf springs cut in half with coil springs suspending the axle and cars with just plain leafs in the rear. they seem to all be equal

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