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Author Topic:   Collapsed Leaf Springs Question
Whodat
Member
posted June 17, 2002 03:42 PM
JUST GET ALL NEW SPRINGS AND THE STOCK SPRINGS PROBABLY WOULDNT LAST AS LONG AS RACE SPRINGS WOULD. DONT USE THE OLD COLLAPSED SPRINGS.


Nova 73
Member
posted June 17, 2002 10:02 PM
I agree with techmaster,I can always tell the difference between used and new leafs.I use Flexi-flyer springs.


BayouGent
Member
posted June 17, 2002 11:32 PM
I'm not sure if Landrum rearches springs or not. You may want to call them and ask if they do. I know most of the new Landrum springs sell for about $90. I've had springs for classic chevys rearched and it cost that much per spring just to have that done, but on some of these old cars buying new springs is not an option. It would probably come out cheaper for you to just buy new Landrum springs in the rates that you need. A very good car builder in this area told me that he couldn't emphasize enough the importance of a good set of rear springs or how much of a difference replacing the worn ones will make. Believe me he's right, cause it makes a big difference.


Whodat
Member
posted June 18, 2002 12:46 PM
Sigh...Thanks guys...I knew this in the back of my head.

Well, I have some more questions. Which brand of leaf springs are best and which rates should I get for a 3400lb car? Also, currently I have a 1400lb spring on the RF and a 1200lb on the LF. Should I go with the 1200lb on the RF and a 1000lb or 11oolb on the LF? The track is 1/4 mile semi banked and usually dry for the features.

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