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posted September 02, 2001 08:14 PM
hey sideways, i run the springs off of a mid 70s thunderbird, cougar, or ltd. i dont know what rate they are but i have been very succesful with them. if you cant find any of these try a big m/c or big oldsmobil, i have run these to. good luck, charlie norris

posted September 03, 2001 12:56 AM
we use citation springs you can also get stock pig tail springs from speedway thats what i'm going to do next year

[This message has been edited by racer17j (edited September 03, 2001).]

posted September 03, 2001 02:23 PM
I would try to find out what other people at your track are running for rates(eaiser said than done)and I would buy racing springs that have pigtails like stock. If racing springs are illegal just strip the paint off and leave them out in the rain for a while it wont take long for them to get rusty. Just my 2 cents worth

posted September 03, 2001 02:46 PM
I run rear springs from a '78-'81 metric framed station wagon. I find that the springs from the V6 wagons are just what the doctor ordered.

my two cents.

posted September 18, 2001 11:39 PM
IF you have a Napa store nearby they have a book that lists the length, diameter, and rate of many different cars. It helped me alot ; I run 96 s-10 springs on the right side.

posted November 01, 2001 12:00 PM
I would have to agree with shadowz. I called a local shop how does suspension work and asked the same type questions that the NAPA book lists. I also run S10 spring in the front right of my camaro.

posted November 02, 2001 08:51 AM
I would be careful getting junkyard springs.Even if you have the length and spring rate,there will be some weakening of them due to several things such as age and pressure.My advice would be to make sure the ones I got were off of a car hopefully setting on top of other cars and had the pressure off of them or up on blocks.If you know someone with a spring rate tester, I would check them first. by the way, a set of older(73-76) caprice spings will work on the right rear of your car but are a pain to put in but they have higher rate than the others. At least that is what I have been told.

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