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Author Topic:   leaf springs
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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted November 20, 2005 08:36 AM  
Ok guys, Thinking bout running my DW8 as a b mod on leafs. I've already got most of the stuff but was wondering about where to mount the shocks, whether or not I need lowering blocks and whats the best shackle to use. thanks

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 289
posted November 20, 2005 11:59 AM  
If you go to the DW website it gives starting points for what leaf springs to start with. As far as shackles get a hold of Mike at Buzzard Race 219-759-1737 cars, he makes the best shackle setup around that will not bind and can be greased and cleaned he builds on the best leaf cars money can buy, and yes you will need lowering blocks, I would call DW about which ones to start with this will help to get you ride heights correct. As far as shock mounting... the lower shock mount bolt hole is ususally made on to the plate that bolts the leafs to the rearends, the upper mount I can be certain about without looking at the car, but I am certain DW can tell you this also. Hope that helps.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 146
posted November 20, 2005 02:50 PM  
I would call DW and let them help especially since they built the car.
You can buy greased shackle bushings from AFCO not sure on part number.

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