Re arc springs 2" lower, or use 1" springs and blocks? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
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
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2005, 11:45 PM
Ripped's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: First RoadCourse Video
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 360
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re arc springs 2" lower, or use 1" springs and blocks?

I have been talking to a few local spring comapnies. One of the latest guys, said that I should only lower the springs 1", if I go 2" it will take too much arc out of the leafs.

After the 1" loering springs he said to add the lowering block, to get the final ride height

Good advice, or not?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2005, 12:07 AM
xntrik's Avatar
Save a horse, Ride a Cowboy.
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,131
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ripped
I have been talking to a few local spring comapnies. One of the latest guys, said that I should only lower the springs 1", if I go 2" it will take too much arc out of the leafs.

After the 1" loering springs he said to add the lowering block, to get the final ride height

Good advice, or not?
What kind of car?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2005, 03:27 PM
Ripped's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: First RoadCourse Video
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 360
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
67 mustang
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-23-2005, 12:39 PM
xntrik's Avatar
Save a horse, Ride a Cowboy.
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,131
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I do Fairlanes, Falcons, Mustangs. My personal car is 63 Fairlane.
I wouldn't waste my time $$$ dearching springs.

1) The best solution is reverse eye springs. The front eye is centered to the spring, and the rear eye is reversed. Readily available from Mustang suppliers.

2) Cheapest = Lowering blocks increase the leverage on the springs that will increase wheel hop. You should clamp the front spring leaves to reduce the hop. Make your clamps out of 1/2 steel and use 3/8 inch grade 8 bolts. Actually, just clamp the leaves on ANY FORD.

3) You can safely use a rear shackle that is one to 1 1/2 inch max shorter. That will give you about half that much drop at the wheel well. Make them from the long lift shackles (70s) cut off excess, weld the bolt heads into the shackles)

Always use urethane bushings at each end. They really help the wheel hop. I noticed no ride/noise difference.

Also if you have a wheel hop problem and your car is equipped with rubber spring isolators where the spring u-bolts to the leaf, eliminate that. That raises your car about 3/4 inch, but the height can be adjusted as explained.

My car has custom built springs, no blocks or isolators, and then had to do # 3 to get my desired height, and still clamped my leaves. (I hate the look of traction bars hanging down)



www.readershotrods.com drag cars/georges

Last edited by xntrik; 10-23-2005 at 12:56 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-23-2005, 01:52 PM
Ripped's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: First RoadCourse Video
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 360
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks, good tips
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
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.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear leaf springs, lowring blocks, and air bags? Cowtown Punk Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 07-06-2004 06:33 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:41 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.