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pjfreak
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted June 14, 2005 05:30 PM  
I have an 79 monte carlo enduro car. We are required at some tracks to run stock springs. We would like to get some "stock appearing" springs for both the LF and RF. I'm guessing around 1200 for the RF and something a little smaller 900-1000 for the LF. Where would I find a "stock appearing" spring like this and can you shed some light about what they are? We ran the stock OEM springs last weekend and bounced all over the place.

Thanks for your time!

backofpack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted June 14, 2005 06:42 PM  
sand blast your race springs let them rust roll them around in the dirt and mud they do it all the time

backofpack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted June 14, 2005 06:44 PM  
also you can get some from a truck and use them they are heavier

pjfreak
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted June 14, 2005 08:22 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by backofpack:
sand blast your race springs let them rust roll them around in the dirt and mud they do it all the time


I don't want to use my "racing springs" but rather use some that are "stock appearing". Or are they the same thing? I'm confused as to what "stock appearing" springs actually are.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted June 14, 2005 09:06 PM  
you can get them on the cheap from speedwaymotors.com,they are just tall racing springs,uncoated ,painted flat black.one quick thing to think about.down here they check your springs wire dia. to make sure it is the same side to side,i.e.,"stock".and a spring rated for 1200 lbs. versus a spring rated for 1000 lbs. will have a thicker dia..also if you were "bouncing all over the place" i would replace the shocks with a heavy duty replacement shock.a spring supports the weight,a shock controls it's movement.i.e,"the bounce".good luck.

pjfreak
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted June 15, 2005 08:55 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by racer17j:
you can get stock appearing springs from any manufacturer they don't have the rubber coating on them and are the proper height so you don't have to run spacers go with a 12 in front for metric cars and cut off the flat coil stock don't have that ez give away they need to be cut down to 11 anyway i got mine from speedway get 1150 and 925 cut them down to 11on the rf and 10.5 on the left it will increase the rate when you cut them so it will be around 1200/100 when your done and try 12 in rears. like bop said sand blast them roll um in dirt and let um rust some then spray paint um also


Thanks for the advice! I did not realize you could cut them down. That is one problem we have with our stock springs. Is there a general rule as to how much you should or should not cut them down?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted June 15, 2005 05:46 PM  
We got our "stock appearing" springs from SCP stock car products.Suppose to be same size as OEM and rears have pigtails.Car does sit alittle lower then stock but no diffence in coil thickness.I dont believe techs will make you pull a spring at the track.....I wouldnt danager my crew or others without proper equipment to do so.

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