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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 07, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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anyone use NPD 6 leaf springs?

Just wondering how it sits with these springs.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 07, 05:47 PM
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Re: anyone use NPD 6 leaf springs?

I think good old JCW sell's these too........

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 07, 12:06 PM
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Re: anyone use NPD 6 leaf springs?

I'm going to buy and install this weekend (hopefully). If you are still interested I'll let you know how it went. I currently have Mono's with 275/60/r15 on the back that the wheel well hits when I hit a bump. I'm hoping the 6 leafs will raise the car enough and it claims you can remove leafs to adjust. We will see..........
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Re: anyone use NPD 6 leaf springs?

I'd be interested in hearing about your results with the 6 leaf.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 07, 02:27 PM
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Re: anyone use NPD 6 leaf springs?

i think his results will be like the ride of a lifted dump truck, but for his sake i hope not
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 07, 03:05 PM
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Re: anyone use NPD 6 leaf springs?

I think that you will not end up using all of the 6 leafs as per the directions.
It will be to harsh.
Just my opinion.
Hope it works out for you.Please give us pictures when you are done
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 07, 05:51 AM
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Re: anyone use NPD 6 leaf springs?

I finished up the conversion this weekend. I am very happy with how it turned out. I left all 6 leafs in and It is definetly stiff but not a bad ride at all. Took a ride With 3 adults and two kids and had no issues at all. The kit was straight forward and all went together with a few minor alterations. The kit has you swap the center bolt that holds all the leafs in place with a hex head cap screw that has a shorter profile. The mono perches do not have hole that will allow the leaf to sit all the way up with a bolt head. I ground the head down just a hare and counter bored a hole in the pad with a spade bit so the head of the bolt was recessed in the pad. This made the pad sit flush in the perch.
As for height. I have 275/60/R15's on 8" rally rims on the back 225/60R15's on the front. From the ground to the bottom of the wheel well is 30.5 inches. I will try and post pictures if anyone is interested in this kit.
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Re: anyone use NPD 6 leaf springs?

I used 5/16" carriage bolts that I threaded longer and ground the squares off under the heads.

Tightened them tight and whacked heck outta them on the head to set them darn near flat to the mail leaf!

Worked fine!

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 07, 12:53 PM
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Re: anyone use NPD 6 leaf springs?

I used the existing lower shock plates and reinstalled the existing shocks (had to extend them out). Seems to be fine??? Is this okay or should I get different shocks? longer than standard?
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