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A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors #649537
03/23/10 09:55 PM
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Getting ready to replace my rear leaf spring in my 73 duster340. And I been doing some comparsion pricing and options.
ESPO springs gave me a price of $225 for stock replacement 6 leaf springs. 1" lift springs are $255. shackle kits and shipping are extra.
Mancini Racing has HD springs with 1" lift for $215. again shackles and shipping are extra.
I'd like to know peoples choices good and bad between the two. Or if there are other vendors also.
I want to try to keep a close to stock height with no more than a 1" lift.
I've heard some stories about leaf spring sets being unbalanced and cars sitting higher on one side than other.
Any input, ideas and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


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Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: old340dog] #649538
03/24/10 09:42 AM
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I'm running two left side superstock springs on mine with a 1" lowering block. The car sits level and the spring rates are great for spirited driving without being too harsh. This is in my '68 convertible a-body.

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1968 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible 408 Magnum EFI with 4 speed automatic overdrive, 3800 stall lock-up converter and 4.30's (closest thing to an automatic 5 speed going)
Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: old340dog] #649539
03/24/10 11:57 AM
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Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: old340dog] #649540
03/24/10 12:38 PM
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Quote:

I've heard some stories about leaf spring sets being unbalanced and cars sitting higher on one side than other.




I've never had any problems with Eaton or ESPO leaf springs.

Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: Lefty] #649541
03/24/10 12:46 PM
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My ESPO's have been trouble free for 8 years now.

Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: gd9704] #649542
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Used to be a JR Springs in Flint Michgan....bought them thru JC Whitney...great price and free shipping..

after 4+ years on duster ..still looking good.


Tony

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71 Dart Swinger 360 10.318 @ 128.22(10-04-14 Bakersfield)
71 Demon 360 10.666 @122.41 (01-29-17 @ Las Vegas)
71 Duster 408 (10.29 @ 127.86 3/16/19 Las Vegas)
Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: 70AARcuda] #649543
03/24/10 01:30 PM
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You can add one leaf next to the main leaf and it will look like stock HD springs and do what you want and not break the bank to do it and not take much more than a couple of hours to complete.


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Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: old340dog] #649544
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Lots of spring vendors including Mopar Performance, Firm Feel, Hotchkis, etc. There are also different spring hangers available to lower the car or to modify the suspension geometry a little bit.

Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: AndyF] #649545
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We got the mancini springs for the 70 dart a couple months ago. Very happy so far. Certainly does not sit higher than 1 inch in rear. Etch primed and painted them before the installation.

Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: old340dog] #649546
03/24/10 10:25 PM
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Quote:


I've heard some stories about leaf spring sets being unbalanced and cars sitting higher on one side than other.




That might be a version of an SS spring doing that.


I have 2" Espo lift springs on my Duster for years now, just like new.


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Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: DirectSubjection] #649547
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I just got a set of XHD springs from Mancini's last week. So far, so good. I like the stance the car has now.

Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: 6PAX] #649548
03/25/10 01:31 AM
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I've bought 2 sets of 1" over stock springs from ESPO for my Dusters and never a problem.

I would highly recommend them.


1970 FE5 Duster 360/904/3.91's SOLD 1973 TB3 SpaceDuster 340/4spd/4.10's SOLD Moparless for now but when the opportunity is right I'll have another one.
Re: A Body Rear Leaf Spring Vendors [Re: MY340] #649549
03/25/10 01:40 AM
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Just got my set of 5-leaf leaf-springs with 1 inch lift for my 73 dart. Looks great and with the new 1" torsion bar It feels very tight and looks great.

Also, the woman (laura?) i spoke with was very helpful and they shipped quick, with great communication through the whole thing.







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