70 Z28 Leaf Springs

Discussion in 'Original Drivetrain Topic' started by camaro gold z28, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. flowjoe

    flowjoe Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    What are you Sergeant Friday? Just the Facts Ma'am;) :happy: TEE-HEE
     
  2. flowjoe

    flowjoe Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've used Eatons on several '1st gens (including Z/28) with good results...and not that expensive..about $199 I think plus freight.

    I've got my original '69 Z springs which were sagging...I thought that they were done so swapped them out for replacements (got them from Steve's Camaros so don't know the make)

    I have something strange in my '70...I'll try to snag a photo...I wil be on the look out for a set of replacement springs for it soon enough.
     
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    Hey Rick, did you find time to look up the manufacturer on those springs?
     
  4. White81Z

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    They came from D&R automotive. Because D&R sells different springs when I asked which ones mine were all he coud tell me was that they were 5 leaf. LOL. even I figured that out.

    They do fit nice and the height is perfect.

    Rick H.
     
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    As in D & R that sells reproduction parts and is located in the midwest (Chicago???)?
     
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  9. April81Z28

    April81Z28 Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I had the same issue with Eaton springs that Jon did.

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    I ran them for a year and they never changed a bit. They actually held the rear up to the point where the shocks were fully extended all the time. I replaced them with a set from http://www.classiccarsprings.com. Big difference!

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  10. flowjoe

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    Ride height is certainly an important aspect - I would hate to have a set of springs that left the car sitting too high front or rear. But I am also concerned with proper handling characteristics, as in are the springs the correct weight (125lbs/inch for Z/28)?

    Longevity is also a concern. I have many a friend and acquaintance who have purchased rear springs at reasonable rate only to have them sag prematurely or wrap up and stick under hard acceleration.

    Any experience with longevity?
     

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