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Leaf Springs
#1
As i will be getting my exhaust kit this coming week i have been mulling over new leaf springs for the rear. I currently have air shocks in the rear and want to get rid of them.
I know one member here(don't remember who) touts the eaton springs. I have looked at them and priced them but ouch!
I am looking at this kit with 4 1/2 standard leafs. http://www.mustangsplus.com/xcart/images...tlg-13.jpg
As sometimes when i hit a big bump the front bottoms out it wouldn't hurt to do something with the front. I think my front suspension is a little weak as i only have 14" rims on the car and it is all original suspension.
What do you guys think???
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#2
All my stuff came from Don at OMS, leaf springs.coil springs, etc..........
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#3
I guess i should ask him. I poked around on his site and didn't see too much but he does pull things out of nowhere. If Don has it i will buy from him.
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Matt Peetz;65776 Wrote:As i will be getting my exhaust kit this coming week i have been mulling over new leaf springs for the rear. I currently have air shocks in the rear and want to get rid of them.
I know one member here(don't remember who) touts the eaton springs. I have looked at them and priced them but ouch!
I am looking at this kit with 4 1/2 standard leafs. http://www.mustangsplus.com/xcart/images...tlg-13.jpg
As sometimes when i hit a big bump the front bottoms out it wouldn't hurt to do something with the front. I think my front suspension is a little weak as i only have 14" rims on the car and it is all original suspension.
What do you guys think???

Matt,
Dont skimp on rear leafs..Eatons..Street or track..or Total control products..great idea getting rid of the rear air shocks..Before you do anything you really need to decide where your going susp & handling wise with the car..(all stock replacement or upgrading the tires wheels etc ) Knowing that info will allow you to get the correct matched components to make the total package..In other words you don't want to mismatch components.

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART
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#5
I guess it probably goes along with my other thread on rear end swaps. Right now the car as it sits is an awesome cruiser. Really enjoy it but still want that " stomp on the gas and your head flips back". I am planning on upgrading to 15's on wheels. Probably 8's or 10's on the rear. I plan to do some engine modifications to get up into the 300 horsepower range within the year.

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#6
The front-end of my car also used to bottom out -- had something to do with speed and road surface. In my case the front coil springs were so worn out it was a typical driving experience -- didn't like it. The car sits much better after replacing the springs. Do you have a picture of how low your front end is off the ground?

1971 Mustang
Grabber Lime with black deluxe interior
302 engine with C-4 transmission and 9" rear end with 3.50 gears
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Matt Peetz;65812 Wrote:I guess it probably goes along with my other thread on rear end swaps. Right now the car as it sits is an awesome cruiser. Really enjoy it but still want that " stomp on the gas and your head flips back". I am planning on upgrading to 15's on wheels. Probably 8's or 10's on the rear. I plan to do some engine modifications to get up into the 300 horsepower range within the year.

This is why this site is the best. The opinions of all the members gets you the best of what you are seeking.
So Basically stock..cruising..handling..So here's what I'm thinking for the front. http://www.streetortrack.com/1968-70-Mus...24095.html
Although it says 1970 If you call Shaun (owner of sot) he will modify the components for our year..I would option for the roller perches..1-1/8" frt sway bar..performance frt springs..Keep the rubber for the spring insulators..the total price comes to $787.00. I would then go with the bilstein shocks frt & rear street valving. http://www.streetortrack.com/Bilstein-fr...24513.html For the rear leafs here's my choice http://www.streetortrack.com/4.5-Mid-Eye...22225.html It's important to speak to Shaun to tell him all the specs on the car (motor size..tranny..a/c..etc) This way he will match the correct front springs for you..The only other things you need are all new bushings for the strut rods (stay stock rubber !!!) & not sure if your car has a rear sway bar. Adding up all the above minus the rear sway bar & strut rod bushings your right at $1380.00...I think thats a pretty good fair price considering the quality of all the components plus the upgrades . Matt, I've done a bunch of susp upgrades to many cars over the years..It sucks to buy stuff twice. You may also be able to get a discount from Shaun if you mention your a member here & say I sent you..

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART
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#8
I should have pointed out that when I replaced the springs the lower spring perches were also replaced. I also replaced the stock front sway bar with the 1 1/8" and added 3/4" rear.

1971 Mustang
Grabber Lime with black deluxe interior
302 engine with C-4 transmission and 9" rear end with 3.50 gears
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Qcode351mach;65856 Wrote:
Matt Peetz;65812 Wrote:I guess it probably goes along with my other thread on rear end swaps. Right now the car as it sits is an awesome cruiser. Really enjoy it but still want that " stomp on the gas and your head flips back". I am planning on upgrading to 15's on wheels. Probably 8's or 10's on the rear. I plan to do some engine modifications to get up into the 300 horsepower range within the year.

This is why this site is the best. The opinions of all the members gets you the best of what you are seeking.
So Basically stock..cruising..handling..So here's what I'm thinking for the front. http://www.streetortrack.com/1968-70-Mus...24095.html
Although it says 1970 If you call Shaun (owner of sot) he will modify the components for our year..I would option for the roller perches..1-1/8" frt sway bar..performance frt springs..Keep the rubber for the spring insulators..the total price comes to $787.00. I would then go with the bilstein shocks frt & rear street valving. http://www.streetortrack.com/Bilstein-fr...24513.html For the rear leafs here's my choice http://www.streetortrack.com/4.5-Mid-Eye...22225.html It's important to speak to Shaun to tell him all the specs on the car (motor size..tranny..a/c..etc) This way he will match the correct front springs for you..The only other things you need are all new bushings for the strut rods (stay stock rubber !!!) & not sure if your car has a rear sway bar. Adding up all the above minus the rear sway bar & strut rod bushings your right at $1380.00...I think thats a pretty good fair price considering the quality of all the components plus the upgrades . Matt, I've done a bunch of susp upgrades to many cars over the years..It sucks to buy stuff twice. You may also be able to get a discount from Shaun if you mention your a member here & say I sent you..
Except the Bilsteins... looks allot like the kits mustangs plus sells.

1973 Mach 1 Q code 351 4V, 9A paint, standard interior, 3.50 rear, C6 trans.
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Totalled;65882 Wrote:Except the Bilsteins... looks allot like the kits mustangs plus sells.
Umm took at look at what they have to offer..I'm not impressed..it's all grab a trak stuff...Plus all polyurethane bushings which I would only recommend for for a pure track car.. Nothing to write home to mom about..Their closest kit would come to 1167.95.. I like the fact of dealing with the owner of a company (sot) who has enormous experience designing..racing..& proven results with his products. He's always willing to talk or answer your questions..If I call mustangs plus do I just get some kid behind the counter to take my order ? Or someone with years of experience to answer my questions & guide me to the correct products for my application. I see mustangs plus has a racing team too but can't seem to find any results for them..There are plenty of people who are quite happy with grab a trak stuff & I've seen plenty of people who weren't happy with it..Guess it's like anything else..Some people like matco for tools..some craftsman..some snap on..some harbor freight..depends on your budget, needs, & how important service after the sale is.

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