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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 10, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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'69 Small block vs big block coils

My original springs on the front of my '69 SS 350 are sagging a little, is there any advantage to buying the replacement big block springs rather than small block ones? I'm not into the low rider look I want it at least as high as original but much more. also what about the ones for an A/C car? I don't have A/C but maybe that would give me just a tad more hight.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 10, 04:46 PM
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Re: '69 Small block vs big block coils

Spring selection is a function of engine (big block vs. small block). and accessories for each car. Classic Industries has a of list springs. You make your selection based on the above mentiond parameters. It tends to cut out on the trial and error.

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Re: '69 Small block vs big block coils

Be careful I got my big block springs from Classic Industries oem spec $154 that were rubbish. When i put them in they totally collapsed and the car sat on the bump stops. I ended up getting springs custom made to suit my car.

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Re: '69 Small block vs big block coils

Be careful installing a heavy spring for a car that does not require it. Your ride will suffer and it may even feel like a pick up truck, meaning its too stiff. IMHO use the small block springs if you have a small block.
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Re: '69 Small block vs big block coils

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Be careful installing a heavy spring for a car that does not require it. Your ride will suffer and it may even feel like a pick up truck, meaning its too stiff. IMHO use the small block springs if you have a small block.
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