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Rear Leaf Springs #2766754
04/21/20 01:23 PM
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Hi all, I have a 69 Superbee thats in need of some rear springs....does anyone know who makes the (most) accurate set of rear leaf springs for these cars ? I ask this because the ones on the car now are not the originals and are broken. A friend told me the Mopar performance heavy duty leafs are the way to go but I thought someone here might have another opinion.

Later, BUZZ

Re: Rear Leaf Springs [Re: buzz440] #2767124
04/22/20 01:30 PM
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Eaton Detroit Spring are great. I have used them three times over the years (a 69 Bee, a 68 GTX and now my Challenger) and each time worked out great. They are a bit more expensive than the other guys, but the springs are really well done. If you are crazy for “numbers”, you can swap the short leaf from each stack with either the originals in your stack (with the part numbers on them) or you can get the short leaf from Tony’s Parts.

I always order mine +1 inch which gives just a bit more rake than normal. Best to call them.

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Re: Rear Leaf Springs [Re: Kowal] #2767361
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Thanks for the info.... one other question , do they look oem ? what I mean are the leaf ends square cut or round and are the metal srping clamps oem looking ?

Thanks, Later.. BUZZ

Re: Rear Leaf Springs [Re: buzz440] #2767366
04/23/20 10:01 AM
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I would agree with your friend on the Mopar Performance extra heavy duty spring. Because you are in Canada, go to local dealer with part numbers (very rare to find anyone at dealer that will deal with Mopar performance part number search.
You will get free shipping and be paying in Canadian funds.Win Win Win. Another Win is when you get a parts guy to give you trade pricing.
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Re: Rear Leaf Springs [Re: boydsdodge] #2767367
04/23/20 10:04 AM
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A buddy of mine put a set of the MP springs in his 1970 Challenger . the car seems to sag pretty low considering how many springs are in the pack. he plans to upgrade them with either some rebuilt factory springs or have a set built at Eaton / Detroit spring

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Originally Posted by gtx6970
A buddy of mine put a set of the MP springs in his 1970 Challenger . the car seems to sag pretty low considering how many springs are in the pack. he plans to upgrade them with either some rebuilt factory springs or have a set built at Eaton / Detroit spring


I seem to recall Mopar having an issue with the metallurgy and the springs sagging fairly quick after they were installed on peoples cars. I've gotten a HD replacement set from Espo Springs N Things for my RR. Rear end sits up higher than before and all I did was change out the bottom leaf for the original to keep the part numbers on there.


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Re: Rear Leaf Springs [Re: buzz440] #2767953
04/24/20 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by buzz440
Thanks for the info.... one other question , do they look oem ? what I mean are the leaf ends square cut or round and are the metal srping clamps oem looking ?

Thanks, Later.. BUZZ


They look OEM, the ends of the leafs look as they should. The clamps look OEM. I will have to dig up a few pics


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Re: Rear Leaf Springs [Re: Kowal] #2768206
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About 10 years ago, my dads 67 Hemi GTX needed rear springs, as they were old and sagging. Rather than have them re-arched (which we should have done) we decided to put new MP springs on them. Once installed, they laid flat and we had virtually no difference in height then when we started. After all the work, we just left them on there.

I later learned to order from ESPO (Eaton Spring) and to order 1" over stock. Never had a problem with spring height after learning about them.

You should call them and talk to a tech, they will know exactly what you need.

Chris

Re: Rear Leaf Springs [Re: cdp] #2769553
04/29/20 03:25 PM
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espo is not same company as eaton

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Re: Rear Leaf Springs [Re: 05dakota] #2769565
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These cars set flat from the factory without a load in them. Better weight transfer and the snubber actually worked

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