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Eljojo
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posted September 18, 2004 06:29 AM  
Location of the rear leafs.
I'm having trouble deciding how far apart to put the rear frame sections. And whether to "splay" them. The Camaro had them running parallel, while the Nova toes them in the front. I didn't record the measuement of the distance center to center when I had the Camaro, so if you've got one, how about putting a tape on it for me? HOOK the tape on one leafand measurt TO the other....that will give me an accurate measurement to work with. Thanks!
Jon

marshalr
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posted September 18, 2004 07:54 AM  
Regardless of where they were you want the front of the leaf springs parallel with each other and parallel with the centerline of the car. The front part of the leaf spring up to where it contacts the rear housing can be considered a trailing arm, the height of the mounts and parallel of the springs controls lots of roll steer, squat, and drivability issues.
Some late models used to splay one end of the springs. Those builders were trying to create or control a rear end situation that anybody in this forum doesn't want or need.
Work hard with your plumb bob, tape and chalk getting them parallel.

Ego Racing
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posted September 19, 2004 02:22 PM  
Go to this site and you will find all of the info you need. http://www.landrumspring.com
You will find a leaf spring needs to be slightly narrower on the front than the rear to keep the rearend located in the car, in ciol spring cars there is a J bar or a track rar or the use of angled bars to caaomplish this. In a teafspring car the leaf springs must do it. If they are mounted straight they will allow the rear to move under the car.

Eljojo
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posted September 22, 2004 04:37 AM  
Spoke with a rep at Hypreco yesterday and he suggested that I splay the right side only. That way and adjustable lowering block could be used on the left without putting the leafs in a bind. Thanks for your input.

Eljojo
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posted October 19, 2004 08:10 AM  
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