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Rear Suspension Problems

I have a 28 Ford coupe with the transverse leaf spring in the rear. It rides really hard. Anyone know how to soften the ride without spending a bunch of cash? I plan on buying a new chassis in a few years so I don't want to spend a lot now if I can help it.
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If you have stacked springs. Just remove the smallest one.
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Start by removing the third and fifth spring from above the main leaf. I have found that if you take the second spring (above the main leaf) it will overload the main. If you need more out, take the upper ones and make a spacer to replace the lost height.
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This is a lot of work, but get a bunch of the late model teflon slider pads that fit on the ends of each individual leaf. When you have your spring apart for leaf removal, drill a hole in each end of each leaf and install the sliders. This lets the spring work with ease and will make a big difference. Hope your shocks are good.

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