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Old 10-06-2003, 04:57 PM
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Red face 68 Firebird Leaf spring Selection

I am currently refurbishing the suspension on my 1968 firebird. I have already swapped out the front springs, control arms and bushings and have changed all the shocks on the car. Everything is great except the rear end is still a little loose. I want to change out the rear springs because if they were as old as the fronts, then it's definately TIME! I got a bunch of polyurethane rear leaf bushings (energy suspension) as a gift and i plan to use those on the springs. Any hints on what springs i should get would be greatly appreciated. I plan to drive the car on the road as well as the occasional trip to the track. A drop of anywhere from 1/2 - 1 inch wouldnt hurt too much either. thanks for the help.
-Brad

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Old 10-08-2003, 09:54 PM
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For stock replacements you can contact Performance Years, Ames Performance, Year One, or National Parts Depot. For performance springs you can contact Herb Adams, he has done alot of delevelopment on suspensions for Firebirds. Also Eibach makes stock replacement and perfomance springs for F-bodies of all years.
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Count the leaves on the springs before you call. I bought some used ones from a Firebird years ago & they had 5 on the front half & 3 on the back. Seems it was a built-in traction device.
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