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Model A rear spring

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 67Imp.Wagon, May 15, 2006.

  1. 67Imp.Wagon
    Joined: Jun 16, 2001
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    How many leaves are you guys running on the back of your coups? Was wondering how many to start with. I've heard a full spring is way too stiff.

    Fill me in on your perfect setup.
     
  2. chrisntx
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
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    from Texas .

    If I remember right, my bone stock coupe has 10 leaves. Its not too stiff. In fact, it bounces like crazy. I hope that putting shocks on it will make it stiffer
    My spring does not have grease or plastic liners, just rust between the leaves
     
  3. daddyo54
    Joined: May 8, 2003
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    from Denison Tx

    bttt I'm also curious to know.I'm using an A rear cross member and spring in a 32 frame and it's a tad to high.
     
  4. I'm using 6 leaves in the T RPU
    Seems to ride fine not too stiff
     
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  5. 67Imp.Wagon
    Joined: Jun 16, 2001
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    I'm not too interested in adjusting my ride height. Just want to make sure its not too stiff.

    I have 8 leaves in my A spring.

    In the Bishop/Tardel book they said a roadster has 7 and they took the top 3 out, and cut them down to 12 inches and put them on the bottom.With reversed eyes on the spring they wrote that they got about a 3 inch drop.
     
  6. jetmek
    Joined: Jan 12, 2006
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    ive got 6 or 7 in my a rpu any less than that and i thinks you start having handeling problems from a too mushy rear spring. yes it will sit higher with more leaves but less wil have too much body roll
     
  7. buick320a
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
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    from indiana

    i RUN SIX LEAVES IN MY ROADSTER, SEEMS FINE. i MOVED THE REAR CROSS MEMBER AS HIGH IN THE FRAME AS I COULD, SETS RIGHT FOR ME ! BUT PUTS THE TOP OF CROSS MEMBER IN THE TRUNK FLOOR,NO BIG DEAL
     
  8. I run 5 leaves in my 32 3W. Find the rides okn and I run teflon leaf liners b/w each leaf. I tuned the ride height with a spacer and it sits right where I want it now.

    IMO, 4-6 leaves plus spacers (for tuning the ride height) is ok for a coupe as it tends to preload the spring a bit and enables it to work properly and ride decent.
     
  9. Chapulin
    Joined: May 11, 2005
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    from Hell Monte

    I have to full stack in my Tudor, and it crushes my spin every time I hit a pot hole. Trade of is that the handeling is better.
     
  10. chrisntx
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
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    chrisntx
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    from Texas .

    I went out and counted---8 leaves in my 31 Coupe. I would like to lower the back, it may work to remove leaves IF you have good shocks
     

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