1. raw111

    raw111 Well-Known Member

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    So im looking at replacing my leaf springs, they are shot. and sagging, So does anyone have recommendations? i see mopar performance for a $104 a side but b body's does anyone have part numbers for a body? does it make a difference between v8? and 6? or no i would prefer the heavier ones if possible without screwing up my car Thanks guys
     
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      2 Darts A-body Addicted

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      For replacement springs, can recommend McVeigh (I used these on my 73 /6 Dart Custom), Espo (used on my Demon), or Eaton springs (also considered.).

      Mopar listings: http://www.mopar.com/assets/pdf/performance/catalog/Steering_Suspension_&_Brakes.pdf

      LEAF SPRINGS AND HARDWARE
      A. ​
      XHD Leaf Springs - Original Equipment

      These extra heavy-duty O.E. Leaf Springs are just like the bias design production
      springs that were stock on 1968-72 A-Body vehicles with 340 high-performance
      engines, 1967-71 B-Body vehicles with 440 or 426 manual and automatic
      transmissions, and 1970-74 E-Body vehicles with 440 or 426 manual or
      automatic transmissions. Springs will fit any A-Body (1968-72), B-Body (1966-72)
      or E-Body (1970-74), regardless of engine size, and come with front bushings
      installed in assembly. B-Body: front 22", rear 36". Select right or left spring.​
      P4510269 ​
      Leaf Spring, Left, O. E., 1964–75 A-Body

      P4452983 ​
      Leaf Spring, Left, O. E., 1966–72 B-Body

      P4452985 ​
      Leaf Spring, Left, O. E., 1970–74 E-Body

      P4510268 ​
      Leaf Spring, Right, O. E., 1964–75 A-Body

      P4452982 ​
      Leaf Spring, Right, O. E., 1966–72 B-Body

      P4452984 ​
      Leaf Spring, Right, O. E., 1970–74 E-Body

      B. ​
      Competition Leaf Springs - Super Stock

      Designed to control torque roll, providing equal bite on rear wheels through
      limited axle windup. These springs don't lock up the rear, but allow it to move,
      keeping the tires on the track where they belong. The rear springs listed below
      have a 20-inch front segment and require a longer front spring hanger bracket for
      B-, E-, F-, J- and M-Bodies (not included). Standard hanger brackets used on ABody.
      When P3412002/03 is used on a "B" or "E" body frame, the rear spring
      eye in the frame must be relocated forward; Pinion Snubber is recommended. If
      using P4120863, vehicle will not be level at standstill.​
      1 ​
      P4120864 Leaf Spring, Competition, Left, 2,800 lbs. (A-Body)

      1 ​
      P3412003 Leaf Spring, Competition, Left, 3,000–3,200 lbs., Modified,
      Hemi Super Stock A-Body, B-Body with Relocated Shackle

      1 ​
      P4120866 Leaf Spring, Competition, Left, 3,300 lbs., E-Body Barracuda-
      Challenger, B-Body w/Shackle Relocation

      1 ​
      P3690457 Leaf Spring, Competition, Left, 3,400 lbs., 1964–65 Super
      Stock B-Body

      1 ​
      P3690461 Leaf Spring, Competition, Left, 3,600 lbs., E-Body Barracuda-
      Challenger, B-Body w/Shackle Relocation

      1 ​
      P3690455 Leaf Spring, Competition, Left, 3,800 lbs., B-Body

      1 ​
      P4120863 Leaf Spring, Competition, Right, 2,800 lbs., A-Body

      1 ​
      P3412002 Leaf Spring, Competition, Right, 3,000–3,200 lbs., Modified
      Cars, 1968 Hemi Super Stock A-Body




      . There is not much difference between the /6 and the 2 bbl V-8 in springs. The HiPo 8s are a bit stiffer.

      Don't know the intended use of the vehicle, so I'm unable to make a recommendation:
       
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          itate Where is that wrench I just had in my hand?

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          I'm also using the Mancini XHD springs on my barracuda, I've been well satisfied.
           
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            Thanks For all the reply's fellas!
             
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            Can anyone i guess point me in the direction of how heavy of springs to go looking at that link from sireland there is all different wieghts. My car is a 2 door 70 swinger currently it has a slant 6 at max it will ever get a 360. and will NEVER see a track thanks guys!
             
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            v-8 springs have the larger dia. front spring eye bolt. nothing drilling the springs hanger out to 5/8 won't cure.

            i have uses the espo springs on a few cars and love the results. they have awesome customer service and quick shipping. you can get the springs in +1 or +2" heights also which is nice..


            heres the latest one i did... we ordered the espo (http://www.springsnthings.com/vehicle.htm) +1" for her car. and wen with the V-8 springs. oh and they are the XHD 6 leaf springs..



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