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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 19, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Front springs for big block

Right now my front suspension runs Global West control arms and Hotchkiss drop springs. The car sits and handles great, but rides like crap. I'm doing a brake upgrade and that uses a 2 inch drop spindle, so I'm looking for recommendations for who makes a good handling/riding stock height spring for an iron headed big block.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 19, 06:26 PM
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Re: Front springs for big block

Try B.M.R.Summit racing sells them
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Re: Front springs for big block

Shocks?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 19, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Front springs for big block

2 inch drop spindle may be worse. Do not mix match parts. Confirm with Global West if there are any issues you should be aware of using 2 inch drop spindles. I used Moog #6312 for my ( aluminum heads) BB. They worked great for me.

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Re: Front springs for big block

I wouldn't do a drop spindle unless it's a RideTech with TruTurn system which relocates the steering arms higher and fixes bump steer. Most drop spindles for first gen put the steering arms in the way of the tire and prevent wide tires from being used.

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Socal_Tom, which BMR springs did you use? All I can find from them are lowering springs.
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Re: Front springs for big block

If you like the way the car sits, I'd look into swapping out your Edelbrock shocks for either the Bilsteins that Hotchkis recommends or the Ridetechs that are a favorite here. I can tell you first hand that the Koni Classics made a huge improvement in my ride. I have 500# springs with a smallblock.

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Re: Front springs for big block

I have Eaton SB springs in my BB RSSS 69 with Gabriel HD shocks, rides close to a 2" drop, 17x8 Foose wheels. HD sway bar and IROC steering. Handles well, rides great and is economical for a car I cruise in 500 to 700 miles a year.
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