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casper31642
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted December 08, 2003 02:25 PM  
im looking for leaf springs 1 needs to be 125#other needs to be 175# any body know what these springs are in?

66jj
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 823
posted December 08, 2003 03:41 PM  
your going to want to buy aftermarket racing springs.

125 doesnt exhist in a leaf.

landrum, afco, howe, all make multi leafs, they have different ways of rating them.

I am going to run landrum parabolics 225 on both sides of a nova, 50-52 percent rear wt is my plan. they are 116 each from summit, they are softer than equal multi leafs by a lot, thats why Im starting with the stiffest 2. I may still have to add a leaf?

Is your car built or new?

Im building my first stock floor, rear rails etc type car now, and the leaf mts need to be moved in order to mount them at the desired angle, for axle wrap etc.

If I figure out how to shrink my pics I can post some for you.

did you connect the subframe to the rear rails?

are the early 70s novas leafs in back also splayed in at the front??

your going to want 79 and up nova or camaro spindles and hubs for the larger outer brg.


casper31642
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted December 08, 2003 04:42 PM  
im building the car now .did not tie sub frame

M1
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 257
posted December 09, 2003 07:18 AM  
I know of a guy who makes leaf springs. Calls them D2, He is located here in Minnesota, so shipping might be a little more, but he makes them however you want, and costs the same as afco's. Once I find his number, I will post it.

PureStocker #1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted December 10, 2003 07:50 PM  
The easiest way is to just remove the 4th sping in the right side and replace move the 5 plate up and then add a piece of steel on the very bottom. that will weaken the right and then if you think you need more in the left just remove the very bottom plate and cut a spring to fit between the 3rd and 4th spring. Unless you have the money to buy racing springs, building your own out of stock parts is cheaper but you never really know what you have. Once you get close just adjust your tire pressure.

fastrack1
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 145
posted December 11, 2003 08:42 PM  
HEY GO TO NASTYZ28.COM SOME INFO ON STOCK SPRINGS THERE WERE 3 ON CAMAROS WHICH SOME WERE RATED AT 130 LBS NEW YOU CAN BY THEM NEW STOCK FROM JC WHITNEY 59.00 EACH OR THERE IS A SPRING PLACE IN MINN FOR 65.00 JUST DO A SEARCH ON YAHOO ON LEAF SPRINGS

dirtrace
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posted December 12, 2003 04:44 PM           send a private message to fastrack1   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I never thought of Jc whitney.

I had a camaro once I bought for body parts and it had new jc whitney rear leafs they were very stiff so I tossed them.

I just went to jc whitney. com

they have under nova a

3 leaf for 74.95
under camaro
4 leaf 69.95
5 leaf 54.95
6 leaf 59.95

I was going to run landrum parabolics again but I think Ill order a few jc whitneys and try them firts.

Im thinking of buying a pair of 5 leaf and removing some leafs... that would be 2 for less than the price of one.


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