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chris21_tn
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted November 12, 2003 02:52 PM  
Ok, when some of you guys suggest certain
Pound springs where is the best/Cheapest place to buy springs?
And is there much difference in brand as far as weakness or sagging springs.

JRB13
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted November 12, 2003 06:30 PM  
BEST PRICE I HAVE FOUND IS PITSTOP USA. THEY HAVE A WEBSITE PITSTOPUSA.COM

chris21_tn
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted November 20, 2003 03:16 PM  
All pitstopusa.com has is 12" the stock springs are taller than that in a caprice.
Does anyone know where i can find springs for a 78 or 88 caprice??

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted November 20, 2003 03:36 PM  
Hi, Chris, Try Day motorsports or www.tcracecars.com. Look for 5.5 X 11 for the front. TC racecars has great prices,$39 each, but the web site is hard to use... Hope this helps...loojack

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66jj
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 823
posted November 20, 2003 04:02 PM  
you need 12 inch x 5.5 for the front of a full size gm car. and you may still have to add a 1 inch spacer or so.

Jeff

chris21_tn
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted November 20, 2003 06:31 PM  
That is one specific rule:
No Spacers of any kind.
So is there any way I can swap springs.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted November 20, 2003 06:38 PM  
I think I am going to have the spring height problem, too. I am going to race a 73 Chevelle. WHen we took out the front springs they measured 17 inchs, we cut them down to 15 inchs just to make it yard drivable.

dan ferry
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 183
posted November 20, 2003 06:56 PM  
does your rules specify height rule? or side to side varince some say no more than an inch side to side as an example. some say springs must be same side to side and have a guage to measure wire thickness. there are ways around these rules i need to know exactly what the rule is on springs my rules say no racing springs so i run pigtail 11" springs (take tags off).

66jj
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 823
posted November 21, 2003 07:49 AM  
you need 12*5.5.

If you need a inch spacer still for more ride ht, you put it flat on top against the frame, if you cut yourself some discs about like wheel spacers I dont see how you would get caught. just tack weld them up there.

They would have to remove your springs and get up there feeling around to find something that looks stock from below.

you may not need the 1 inch spacer, I was just preparing you. seem guys around here in the lower classes like ride ht, the car I recently put those springs in needed a spacer to get to about 7.5 ride ht with 205 tires.

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted November 21, 2003 02:38 PM  
Whats the spring height you guys run on the front of metrics??

gould
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 730
posted November 24, 2003 05:17 PM  
mine are 10.5

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