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Old 04-09-2003, 04:44 AM
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Post Any difference in GM multi-leaf and single leaf perches?

After doing a lot of research on here, I decided to go with an 8.5" posi from a Nova, to put in my '69 Camaro. I have the gears and posi carrier, but now I'm looking for a housing. My Camaro has single leaf susp. I've found a housing that was a mutli leaf setup. Will I have to put new perches, or switch to mutli leaf, in order for it to work? Seems like I could just use a spacer to account for the extra thickness of the multi springs. Any help is appreciated.

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We did a multi leaf upgrade on my brothers nova and did not have to change anything other than the bolts. I believe the camaros are similiar in design. You may be able to do the same.

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What are the benefits of multi leaf over a single leaf setup?
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The main reason we did it was for the increased resistance to axle wrap. It makes the rear suspension stiffer and better able to handle higher horsepower without being mushy. He also had 2 inches of lift put in the springs to get the rear of the car out of the weeds.

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The multi leaf perches are deeper than the mono leaf perches.
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i just put an eaton posi unit ,8.50 ring gear with 4:10 gears in my 69 camaro.i used a housing from a 71 nova.i also changed from mono leaf to multi leaf springs,new springs were only $105.00.it rides and handles much better!
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