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wiseguy50 10-14-2002 04:42 AM

rear coil springs
 
i have a 40 ply coupe and am putting a 68 chevelle frame underneath. the frame arch and the body arch dont match up and i need to lower the body 5-6 inches. the oem chevelle rear coil was 15 inches. im thinking a 11 in. coil plus body weight(around 500-550 lbs&gt ;) should give me the height i need. my question is spring rate. what pound spring should i buy. i want a nice smooth ride. this will be a daily driver for fun. thanks

beetle9 10-15-2002 04:34 AM

I'm kinda in the same boat, wondering what pound springs to put in the back of my 35 pro streeter. Jegs offers the springs needed, but I have no clue as to what weight I'm looking at. I believe they range up to 250# coilovers which would accomodate 500#. I too however want a decent ride and not too stiff. I'll watch your post to see what recommedations you get. Good luck.

wiseguy50 10-15-2002 09:18 AM

hi beetle, i called a couple chasis shops and told them what i had and what i wanted. they gave me some ideas and now its just a matter of sorting the info out. maybe you have a couple shops in your area also. they will help you.
try this web site for coils. www.pitstopusa.com
good luck to you also.


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