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looking for rear 3 leaf springs

We are currently looking at switching the leaf springs in our 1967 camaro. I have been looking for the 3 leaf setup that many have switched to, but haven't been able to find it on JC Whitney or some of the others. We don't want to lower the car, we just want to get a better setup at/near the current height...so any help of you know where sold would be appreciated.
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We are currently looking at switching the leaf springs in our 1967 camaro. I have been looking for the 3 leaf setup that many have switched to, but haven't been able to find it on JC Whitney or some of the others. We don't want to lower the car, we just want to get a better setup at/near the current height...so any help of you know where sold would be appreciated.
Post some pics of your current ride height. Some of the lowering leafs aren't much/if any lower than an old sagging setup.


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We are currently looking at switching the leaf springs in our 1967 camaro. I have been looking for the 3 leaf setup that many have switched to, but haven't been able to find it on JC Whitney or some of the others. We don't want to lower the car, we just want to get a better setup at/near the current height...so any help of you know where sold would be appreciated.
The three leaf JCW springs were/are listed for a Nova, not a Camaro, but they fit fine.
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We are currently looking at switching the leaf springs in our 1967 camaro. I have been looking for the 3 leaf setup that many have switched to, but haven't been able to find it on JC Whitney or some of the others. We don't want to lower the car, we just want to get a better setup at/near the current height...so any help of you know where sold would be appreciated.
here:
http://www.classicmuscle.com/p-5276-...mono-leaf.aspx

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Post some pics of your current ride height. Some of the lowering leafs aren't much/if any lower than an old sagging setup.
I realize that I didn't state what we had already. The person we bought it from wanted to race it, but never did. With that being said, he put in a 5 multi leaf with traction bars. The setup is nice, but it rides pretty rough as my wife's weekend leisure driver. The back end actually sits slightly higher then stock...here are the pics.
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Do you of anyone that has used these?
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Here you go.
http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/leaf-s...2f5b94d9d7d954

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Re: looking for rear 3 leaf springs

Talk with the guys who made the springs for the car originally. They can help you out.

http://www.eatondetroitspring.com/ or 313-963-3839

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Re: looking for rear 3 leaf springs

Remove the bottom 2-3 leafs.... shorten the pin (bolt) ....and re-assemble.

Try that first. Short leafs are stiff.

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Re: looking for rear 3 leaf springs

Thanks all for the recommendations...just waiting on the info from a few places

Has anyone had any firsthand experience with the leaf springs from classicmuscle.com? Their customer service said they were made by JR Springs, but I can't find too much info on them.
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Re: looking for rear 3 leaf springs

I put in the 3 leaf set up. It is pretty high although the body is mostly a shell. It's awfully stiff too. I really wish I had gone mono. If you're just gonna drive on the street with no thought of anything strenuous you might wish to consider mono leaf.
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Re: looking for rear 3 leaf springs

I think it was JR Springs that made the ones JCWhitney was selling 21-245 ?

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Re: looking for rear 3 leaf springs

Need some opinions...got info back from four suppliers, and need to see if anyone has any experience if one is definitely better to go with:

1) Classicmuscle.com, made by JR Springs -$200

2) SD Trucks.com, made by multiple sources including Eagle, JR Springs, or other US made (depending on inventory) -$200

3) Eaton, made by Eaton -$349

4) Spring Works (local shop), Triangle Springs -$451


I would rather buy the better of the four, but if all things are equal...I don't want to just pay extra without the return.

Thank for the help
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