Feb 18th, 01, 12:56 PM
Alright, what should I get for rear springs? There is a couple companies here that could probly make me some. I don't really want to shell out $325 for GlobalWest ones, but I want ones just like em.
Also I should probly go with multileafs right? There's mono's in it now. And I just changed the fronts to the Moog 600lbers.
Feb 18th, 01, 01:29 PM
try a set of hotchkis rear springs! i have been doing a bunch of reaserch,they are stiffer than stock and lower the rear about 1 1/2". you can get them as a complete kit from summit racing for about $330.oo/includes poly pads and poly shackle kit. i am planning on ordering up a set this coming week! good luck and thrash on!
Feb 18th, 01, 01:31 PM
i just got 3 leaf springs that are a direct fit to replace the monos and poly urethane/ poly graphite bushings for $230.00 from performance suspension components in pheonix arizona.
Feb 18th, 01, 09:58 PM
Does anybody know what the spring rate is for the Hotchkiss springs or the ones from Performance Suspension Components?
I think I remember reading somewhere that the stock rear rate was 125 lbs. Does that sound correct?
Feb 19th, 01, 12:45 AM
You can get ones stock up to 143lbs (for 5 leafs) I believe. But you'd probly want stiffer ones than that.
I called summit today and I can get 225lbers for (I think...memorys fading some) about $150 up to 300lb in 25lb increments. These aren't hotchkis ones but probly a standard spring that would need traction bars.
Before you buy hotchkis make sure they're stiffer towards the front. Globalwest sells some for $325. 1 1/2" lower and no need for traction bars. Though they also want a hefty price for their bushings but I'm sure you could install polys instead.
Feb 20th, 01, 03:13 AM
I just installed the Hotchkis springs yesterday. They are appear to be well made. The second leaf is almost as long as the main leaf and is clamped at both ends to the main leaf. I am not running traction bars and have not seen any wheel hop. I used to have a lot with the 5 leaf replacements and lowering blocks. I would highly recommend these. As a reference for the amount of lowering the distance from the wheel well lip to the center of the axle is about 14-3/4".
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Feb 20th, 01, 01:40 PM
What engine are you running with the Hotchkis'? Is it about 400 or more HP.
They look pretty good so far, looks like I need to start saving. Plus they come with all the hardware instead of having to buy it separately like Globalwest.
Feb 20th, 01, 07:51 PM
Well folks I been doin a little lookin around and I found these mono's. Would they be a good street spring? Opinions?
Any how I'm gonna need to change my name here soon after all these mods.