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Old 08-15-2005, 11:07 AM
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I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on what would be a good front and rear coil spring set up as far as (lbs.in) in an 84 cutlass with a 400 small block ,stock heads ,and original hood w/bumper. ?I'm looking for a firm sporty ride ,not that grandma (boaty feel) . I have no weighing station around here , so I don;t know approx. lbs. of front end. Car Was 3150 w/the v6 so I am assuming that the 400 is heavier and also w/the th-350.I saw the edelbrock kit for lowering about an 1" which sounds cool ,but they don't give you any spring rate on them.I just want to pick up some Moogs but which type of rate would be better.?
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:52 PM
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I would suggest a 84 - 85 Monte Carlo SS spring..........same family of body style yet engineered for a " more performance crowd "

The weight of you car and the SS Monte Carlo would be close.

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Old 08-15-2005, 08:13 PM
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A pavement late model will start with some 450/500 in/lb up front and 175/200 in/lb in the rear..of course the circle track guys have whole boxes of springs as there are different setups depending on the track..

www.stockcarproducts.com has them in the rates that you may want..

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Old 08-15-2005, 08:39 PM
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Thanks Deuce/OMT good info to work off of.
I was looking at something like 600-650 up front but still iffy on the rear. I had Moroso trick springs in her and it was like being on a raft in rough water.
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Sounds like you want some v6 s10 springs up front. See this page:
http://jeffd.50megs.com/Moog_Spring_Page.htm
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Looks interesting. Thanks triaged
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