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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mineral Wells, WV
Multi Spring upgrade
I'm in the process of installing a 12 bolt 3.73 posi, multi spring setup in a 68 Camaro. I have upgraded the front using CPP 1.5 lowering springs. (No drop spindle) and currently have Mono spring rear, ride height is perfect 26.5", floor to top of wheel arch. I suspect the mono's are sagging some with age. I see everything from 3,4,5 leaf options and spring rates from 112-180 lbs. I assume the higher the rate the harder the ride. I'm also installing a 200-4R OD trans, so as you can see I want a pro tour type ride. I'm running a 327 with about 300+HP so not a real powerhouse. My question is::
What # springs and spring rate will give me a comfortable ride?
I am reading that a 2"drop isn't actually 2" lower then stock. Most say it's actually only and inch.
Currently I'm looking at either Detroilt Speed or BMR Suspension springs. I here a lot about Hotckins, but there to high for my wallet.
any comments would be appreciated!