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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 02, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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I was wondering what everyone's opinion is on the Landrum "drag race springs"? I'm looking at the multi-leaf springs which have a lowered arch and have rates ranging from 225-300 lbs. I like the cost, and can drive up to Summit Racing in Akron to buy them. Does anyone have any experience or educated opinions on how these will work?

Application is 1968 Camaro, iron headed big block, Tremec or Richmond 5 speed, 9" rear end. I've got coils for the front that are around 700lbs, Hotchkis front sway bar, GW Del-a-Lum bushings, weld in subframe connectors....

I'm looking at the 275 or 300 lb springs based on ratios I've seen on other cars of about 40% of the front rate for the rear. Thanks for any input!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 02, 11:35 AM
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I *just* installed the 225# monoleaf race spring this past weekend in my car. First thing I have to tell you is to call Summit before making the drive b/c I ordered these puppies back in November and just got them. Landrum had some kind of a supply problem.

Secondly, the height of the rear of my car is too high. I've since ordered a 1" lowering block from Summit to drop it down a bit. I know some "setting" may happen over time, but my initial impression was that I was shocked how high the rear was sitting.

Obviously no track results to report yet. I also used the Comp Eng solid aluminum bushing up front, and Energy Suspension poly bushings in back.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 02, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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gwarren, thanks for the reply. good advice on calling summit beforee hand-I've got a story to tell about driving to another OH based parts house, it rymes with Peg's!!

Anyhow, I'm actually looking at the drag race multi leaf's which they claim have a lowred arch. That is one thing I"m trying to determine is how will the car sit with these springs. Also, how is the "better handling" they advertise? Thanks for your input.

In the end it's looking like I may have to work with a local manufacturer to get exactly what I'm looking for. Too many people are complaining about new leaf springs putting the rear too far up.

here's a link to landrum that I forgot in the last post http://www.landrumsprings.com/drag.html

What is your impression of the CE alum bushings as far as quality, fit and finish? Do you have any concerns about wear on them?
Thanks again,
Bret
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 02, 11:39 PM
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Bret...when I ordered my Landrum front springs I called Landrum and they gave me the phone number of someone to order from. I called and they guy was VERY helpful! He actually saved me some money by using an AFCO spring height adjuster over the Landrum adjuster. He had everything in stock and sent it right out. He deals in stock car type stuff and I think the springs you were talking about is listed in his catalog. He sells both Landrum and AFCO springs. Here's his info just in case you want to call him:

Scogin Racing Enterprises
251 Warfield Blvd.
Clarksville, Tn 37043
1-800-745-4232


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