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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 10, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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single leaf or multi leaf rear springs?

My 69 camaro currently has single leaf, what would be the difference between single and multi, will multi leaf make the rear stand taller? I will soon be taking my camaro to a mechanic to replace the schocks and was wondering if i should replace the the single leaf spring as well.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 10, 10:50 PM
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Re: single leaf or multi leaf rear springs?

I swapped the original mono springs for the 3 leaf mono replacements and like the stance. You can keep the mono perches and shock mounts with these. The part number is 21-245.

Some people have purchased them from JC Whitney. I think they were referred to as Nova springs there.

I purchased my at St. Louis Spring:

http://www.saintlouisspring.com/

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 10, 05:44 AM
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Re: single leaf or multi leaf rear springs?

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I swapped the original mono springs for the 3 leaf mono replacements and like the stance. You can keep the mono perches and shock mounts with these. The part number is 21-245.

Some people have purchased them from JC Whitney. I think they were referred to as Nova springs there.

I purchased my at St. Louis Spring:

http://www.saintlouisspring.com/
I did the same as Mike, but got mine from JCW. It's an easy direct swap. You could do it yourself if you have jackstands. If you are changing your springs, now is the time to change the front spring pocket j-nuts. They are cheap and you can get them at your ACE hardware store. There are many posts regarding that subject too.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 10, 10:41 AM
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Re: single leaf or multi leaf rear springs?

I'm looking for the same thing...on JC Whitney's site, they offer 4-leaf, 5-leaf, or 6-leaf, with or without shim...Ted, do you know which is best, I'd like to use the same mono-leaf perches and modify as little as possible.
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Re: single leaf or multi leaf rear springs?

Here is another vote for the Nova 3 Leaf Multi Leaf Springs. I have had these springs on my Camaro since 1986. The ride and stance was greatly improved.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 10, 12:51 PM
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Re: single leaf or multi leaf rear springs?

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I'm looking for the same thing...on JC Whitney's site, they offer 4-leaf, 5-leaf, or 6-leaf, with or without shim...Ted, do you know which is best, I'd like to use the same mono-leaf perches and modify as little as possible.
If you want the 3-leaf you need to look under like 69, 70, 71 etc. Nova. they are about $80 ea. You can use all your existing shocks, perches, lower shock mounts.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 10, 01:46 PM
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Re: single leaf or multi leaf rear springs?

Just checked on the JCW website and here is the part number and price that I got. The SKU is 1JA942669 and the price for that has gone up since I looked last. It is at $95. So you might want to check again with them. Or shop around. They do list it with the same manufacturer part number that mike p had listed 21-245. Check with St. Louis Spring and see what they charge.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 10, 02:47 PM
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Re: single leaf or multi leaf rear springs?

thanks I might try to tackle this job this winter (69 Camaro also)
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