Leaf Spring choices?
I am working on a 69 396 car. This topic has been beat to death but still cant find my answer.
The front end is all fairly new and I went with 2" Hotchkis springs (had to install some Global West spacers to bring the front end up 3/4 of an inch) along with their Fox shocks on all 4 corners. Plus their sway bar and I bolted on sub frame connectors. Now its time to address the rear leaf springs which is the only untouched piece of the suspension. They don't look bad but the car "really" sinks down in the rear when I nail it. This is where I am confused. Right now the ride height of the car is dead on IMO.
Front: From ground to wheel well lip is 24 3/4, center of hub to lip is 13".
Rear: From ground to wheel well lip is 25", center of hub to lip is 12.5".
Front Tires: 215/65/15 26" tall
Rear Tires: 255/60/15 27" tall
So my million dollar question is, what leaf springs do I buy to maintain the ride height I have? Also, do not want springs that are so stiff that my teeth chatter. Would like to stay away from spacers in the rear if I can.
I really like the Hotchkis stuff. I called them and the guy said to use their 1.5" lowering springs and it would be dead on. But after lots of reading I am questioning this. I want to avoid doing this swap twice if possible.
*Keep in mind I did use spacers on the 2" lowering front springs to get up about 3/4 of an inch because it was scraping a header and it just didn't look right.
Does anyone have a similar set up that can lead me in the right direction?
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