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Author Topic:   RACING VS OEM SPRINGS
mrteeshot
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted January 31, 2005 08:34 AM  

Stock OEM springs only. Both front springs must be identical in rate and length. Both rear springs must be identical in rate and length. No spring blocks, spacers, shims, rubbers, cups or similar devices allowed.

ok heres my dilema

looking for good springs to use
but after talking with my tech guy

here is the way they will enforce this rule-
a racing spring is ground flat and a oem spring is forged flat

my class is full of whiners-
when some one (ME)is doin good they cry (PROTEST)and our (MY)cars do get tore apart so I have to find stock appearing springs

any ideas

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racing is way too cool gave up golf for it

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zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted January 31, 2005 09:13 AM  
snip the ends off, so they are no longer ground flat, sandblast and set outside in the rain or snow, then it will rust and look stock.
also what about spring rubbers? then run stock springs and stick in rubbers to get desired spring rate.

imcaracer84
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted January 31, 2005 09:19 AM  
Seventies to eighties Dodge 3/4 2WD van or pickup. Front springs are 5.5 diameter, 12.5 inches tall, and 800 lbs.

juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted January 31, 2005 10:04 AM  
Go to your local parts store, get in there coil spring book.........at the back of the book they list items by dimension and rate..........this rate is not the same as the rate you run......its the load rating. Find the coil that matches what you want to run..............Won't look any different than stock.........mainly wire size and intalled heights are what you need to look at...They list tangential, pigtail, and all the end types...........You will need tangential ends on both top and bottom. Very easy to find anything your looking for.

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