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Old 02-21-2009, 11:46 AM
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Ive started the chassis on my 26 T coupe and I been busy .Looking around I spotteda mono cross spring,Anybody know about these for solid axel?

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Old 02-22-2009, 10:05 AM
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The Durant mono leaf springs have worked well for me - but they don't give you enough shims to set the ride height as well as you might need. Not a problem to cut more out of plate stock though. You will need to know which way the end eyes roll and know what length spring hangers you have or will need to order. Also - Corvettes have had them for many years.

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We just installed a set in my buddys 28 T. The install was straight forward but the ride was stiff. The 28 already hit bumps and potholes badly with the leafs, but now with the monoleaf, you need a kidney belt. Not sure if a 28T will fit on your 26T, but he might sell you his cheap. I believe he's going back to the leafs.
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We just installed a set in my buddys 28 T. The install was straight forward but the ride was stiff. The 28 already hit bumps and potholes badly with the leafs, but now with the monoleaf, you need a kidney belt. Not sure if a 28T will fit on your 26T, but he might sell you his cheap. I believe he's going back to the leafs.
That surprises me - mine did exactly the opposite. You might suggest that he might want to check his shocks. Also, a couple of write ups in a couple of rod mags were positive in the ride change which is why I did mine.

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A lot of times a poor ride and handling is due to poor shock selection..Wish I could find another solution..(read cheaper) but it seems that what works is getting the good shocks from Koni or pro or something similar that can be rebuilt and revalved in the field in order to get the valving of the shock correct..a bit of overkill for some I know but that does work..

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Thanx guys ,I think Ill st ick to the old ways.I know posie well enough to know that the guys in the back could help me out.
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A lot of times a poor ride and handling is due to poor shock selection..Wish I could find another solution..(read cheaper) but it seems that what works is getting the good shocks from Koni or pro or something similar that can be rebuilt and revalved in the field in order to get the valving of the shock correct..a bit of overkill for some I know but that does work..

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Absolutely need good shocks. My truck, an Ford F350 FX4 Off Road package had Rancho branded as OEM. JUNK. It now has Bilsteins and I can actually keep it in a straight line instead of wondering in which lane that bump was going to set me down

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