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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 02, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys, I'm going nuts. I've overloaded my head with suspension options and a $230 budget. My problem is that I have a mono-leaf '69 that sags on the drivers side, and I'm sure I will have a wheelhop issue.
Here I thought are my options:
1. Convert to a 4 or 5 leaf setup
2. Convert to a 3 leaf setup
3. Landrum 150# parabolic springs (not sure about spring rate)
4. Landrum medium weight (or heavy) multi- leaf springs

BUT..now I hear that I may have to replace the Landrum parabolic springs every couple of years. But what about the multileafs?

AND...I'm not sure about the idea about converting a mono-leaf car to a multi-leaf while maintaining the same perches. The 3-leaf springs may not eliminate my wheelhop (don't want any traction devices).

If anybody, and I mean ANYBODY knows the right direction to go, please let me know. I'm gettin' a headache with all this information...but it's still fun.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 02, 05:27 PM
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What is your goal for the car? Drag, street, handling?
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if you go with the landrum 5 leaf replacement from Rick's First Gen, you car will stand a little taller. I am using them on my '68. Check out my webpage to see what I mean.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 02, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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My primary usage of the car is street, but it will see the drags a couple times a year. I am most concerned about wheelhop; which makes we want the Ladrum parabolics. But, one post says they wont last more than a couple yearsa, and that makes me want to get the 3-leaf. But then I will (probably) have wheelhop! Ack! I can see the smoke coming out of my brain already. By the way, I can't afford hotchkis springs, and I think they'll make my car sit too low (from the photos I've seen).

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 02, 06:48 PM
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The manufacturer of Cal-Tracts, the traction aid device for drag racing, recommends and sells the Landrum mono-leaf springs. If your on a budget I think that's the way to go. If your thinking of going multi-leaf then there is more money/time to convert the mouting perches. And about the longevity issue, a few years life time is a long time if your going to the drags often. I suspect those who have longevity issues with the Landrum mono leafs are going to the drags a lot.

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A quesion on the comment:
"If your thinking of going multi-leaf then there is more money/time to convert the mouting perches"

My 69 was orig mono leaf. When I bought the car it has multi's installed but it does not look like the perches were changed.

Can this be true?

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RFrenette:
A quesion on the comment:
"If your thinking of going multi-leaf then there is more money/time to convert the mouting perches"

My 69 was orig mono leaf. When I bought the car it has multi's installed but it does not look like the perches were changed.

Can this be true?

Thanks,
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here's some reading to get you up to speed on multi leaf springs in a mono perch... www.camaros.net/forum/Forum7/HTML/002835.html

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