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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 08, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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New Rear Leafs?

For David Pozzi or anyone who knows...I have 5 leaf springs on my 69 350SS coupe with PS, PB, AC, 4sp. As I am restoring all aspects of this car, I put Moog 6308 in the front and Pozzi recommends 175lb spring rate for the rears. Where do I get rear leafs with this rate? What would be the rate of my 40 year old 5 leaf springs?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 08, 12:35 PM
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Re: New Rear Leafs?

Probably around 135 or so??

Just a guess tho..

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 08, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New Rear Leafs?

Where to get new ones ? 175lbs.?

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Re: New Rear Leafs?

Eaton Spring can make you up a set, just make sure you get to the one that does b/c there's two of them.

They have ALL GM's spec's b/c they made them way back then.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 08, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New Rear Leafs?

I can try Eaton- I'm not sure what you mean, pdq, to get the right one- there are two.
Are there two Eaton's or two springs?
There's nowhere we can just buy 175lb spring rate multi leaf springs- off the shelf?
I was hoping David would chime in since he recommends them with 6308's up front.

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Re: New Rear Leafs?

Here's the one you want to contact, Detroit Eaton Spring.

http://www.eatonsprings.com/

Ask them if they can create a stock ride height 175 pound rated leaf spring for your application.

And Here is the other one..

http://www.eaton.com/EatonCom/OurCom...tory/index.htm

And if nobody will fix you up, then hunt up "Chicane" on the sites and ask him if he wants to help you get a pair like you want?

Tell Chicane, that ol' pdq67 sent you asking..

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PS., and you might want to go over to Larry C's great Pro-Touring site and ask the guys over there!

http://www.pro-touring.com/forum/

And say hello to Larry for me too!!



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Re: New Rear Leafs?

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I can try Eaton- I'm not sure what you mean, pdq, to get the right one- there are two.
Are there two Eaton's or two springs?
There's nowhere we can just buy 175lb spring rate multi leaf springs- off the shelf?
I was hoping David would chime in since he recommends them with 6308's up front.

Thanks,
John
There is nowhere that you could buy stock looking, stock height springs at a specified rate right off the shelf. Eaton should be able to make ones for you.

You could get lowering springs about that rate, but most lowering springs are 3 leaf it seems.
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Re: New Rear Leafs?

Two Eatons, please re-read my prior post.

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