Looking for some lighter weight springs for a 1955 Chevy. Looked at mid-80's Jeep but they were a bit too wide to fit the spring pocket.
I have a set of those and they are far from being "lite weight" - they're actually much heavier than the stock springs.Look for Moroso "trick" springs. 1955 CHEVROLET Racing Springs - coil springs moroso KEYWORD Parts & Accessories | Summit Racing
I was thinking "light weight" meant for all fiberglass nose...a lightweight car, not the spring itself.I have a set of those and they are far from being "lite weight" - they're actually much heavier than the stock springs.
You had it right to begin with - the entire frontend on this car has probably shed well over 50% of it's weight so yes I was looking for a lite weight set of springs. There's two rails sitting there with a chopped up crossmember, a Mustang R&P and tubular As. There's a one piece glass front that I can pick up and walk around with.I was thinking "light weight" meant for all fiberglass nose...a lightweight car, not the spring itself.
to fit a stock diameter spring pocket you are not going to find a lightweight option, you'd have to convert to coil over or rebuild the frame and a-arm spring pockets to accept a smaller diameter spring.....smaller diameter is the only way the spring itself is going to be lighter.
Unless you want to pony up the $$$$$$$$$$$ for a custom titanium wire spring. LOL
I think they are the same diameter, but not sure about the length though. I like the wood block idea, that could help me out a lot.My suggestion would be that if you want to keep the suspension in stock configuration but lightweight parts, then assemble it up with just wood blocks in place df the spring to set your finished ride height, and assemble the whole deal to finished race weight and weight the front of the car.
Take that weight, required spring diameter, and the length of the wood blocks used for ride height length and call someone like Detroit Eaton Spring and get something made for it.
Whether this helps or not for any comparison.....the 6 cylinder spring for 64-67 Chevelle/68-74 Nova are pretty close to the same as the light Moroso spring is, just not as tall.
I'm thinking the Tri-5 front takes the same basic spring diameter and length?