Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering> Coil Springs replacing leafs
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: Coil Springs replacing leafs Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-05-2005 04:11 PM
pappy 32 Have you ruled out an air ride set-up? Up when your on the street and down a little at the track.

Just a thought, that way you could have the best of both worlds.

Pappy
01-05-2005 12:24 PM
poncho62 My opinion................for this application...........don't use a Nova clip. It's quite heavy, you need something lighter. Maybe Mustang 11............

You are going to have enough problem with weight transfer. Pick ups are notorious for light back ends. Might want to add weight as far back as possible, so any weight off the front is a bonus.


Don't get me wrong, the Nova clip is great for the street, I have one under my 51 Ford, works great.
01-05-2005 11:29 AM
OneMoreTime
Guess-ti-mate

Bout all one can do is make a guess as to what may be required..the guys you got the springs from may have an idea..but all things being equal I would expect to have to change the springs out at least once or twice until I got it right on the money..

Drive style has alot to do with this as well as the suspension geometry..

Wish there was a better answer

OMT
01-05-2005 11:03 AM
46ChevyPickup
Coil Springs replacing leafs

I'm building a 46 Chevy Pickup with a 72 Nova front clip, I'm wanting to replace the front coil springs and I'm putting coilovers on the rear (Dana 60 rear end with coilover mounts).. The truck weighs 2600 now and will hit right at 2900 when completed. I'm buying a complete front end rebuild kit for the old 72 Nova half and while these "stock springs" could be come by easily - I'm really building this old girl for sometimes-Street and alot of 1/8 mi drag - so I'm wanting to get the best weight transfer I can. Anyone have a way to determine what weight coils to use - I'm not so concerned about "ride comfort" as with function - as this will get limited street use (400 cu in SBC motor - 400 turbo w/transbrake - 5.39 rear ratio diff)... and Thank You.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.