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RE: [oletrucks] Re: Coil Springs

To: "'Barb Boedigheimer'" <Boedigheimer@planacc.com>, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Re: Coil Springs
From: Terry Stellman <STELLMAN@noex.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 07:44:03 -0500
When I needed springs to do something different than the stock springs were
capable of, I called MOOG Chassis directly at 1-800-325-8886.  You tell them
what you have and what you want it to do, such as lower it 3 inches, and the
very helpful people there can give you part numbers for springs that will
work.  I then ordered them from www.carparts.com, since they were half the
price of anyone locally.

Terry Stellman
1949 3600
Missouri City, Texas

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barb Boedigheimer [SMTP:Boedigheimer@planacc.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 7:46 PM
> To:   oletrucks@autox.team.net
> Subject:      [oletrucks] Re: Coil Springs
> Anyone know anything about front coil springs and lowering. I narrowed a
> 79 Chev 3/4 ton IFS six inches and put it in my 49 GMC. Looks like
> everything is going to work OK except that despite putting the IFS a
> couple of inches up to offset the lift, I am still about three inches
> high. Seems that the stock 228 six doesn't put enough weight on the
> front to compress the springs down to where then need to be. I took out
> the big block springs and replaced them with the stock 6 cylinder
> springs but am still about two inches high in the front. I dont want to
> ruin the ride quality and I want to get to stock height.
> The big block springs were 1024 pounds per inch and the new ones are
> about 864 lbs. per inch. So I am looking for suggestions on how to get
> my height right. Can I cut the lighter springs down and not make the
> ride to harsh or do I need to get the springs that are for lowering the
> front end 2 or 3 inches ? Or any other suggestions would be very
> welcome.
> You guys and gals are the experts and I look forward to reading the list
> every day...
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