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Offline Gez08

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Suspension options 1970 coupe
« on: April 17, 2024, 10:15:06 am »
Hi everyone new club member here. I have just bought a 1970 coupe i would like to get lowered a bit but need to buy a kit for the leaf springs in the rear. any suggestions what to get or where to take it. I'm Geelong based but don't mind going to Melbourne if i need to.

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Re: Suspension options 1970 coupe
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2024, 02:12:28 pm »
General advice is to avoid lowering blocks.

Options are to either buy mid-eye or reverse-eye springs that will achieve lowering (but not an exact science as your existing springs may be sagged), or get a specialist to reset your existing springs (and maybe add a half or full leaf depending on their advice).

I did the latter on my 65FB about 10 years and got it done at Suspension City (used to be in North Melbourne but now in Pascoe Vale) - https://www.suspensioncity.com.au/.  Cost me about $440 back then, so would maybe be double now.

The benefit of the latter approach is they will get it sitting exactly how you want it, but with new springs its a bit of pot luck.

Shane
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Re: Suspension options 1970 coupe
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2024, 05:18:16 pm »
I got a set of 1 inch lowered springs from the USA and it was fraught with problems: slow, expensive and US Customs even bent one - which took more expense and effort to get straightened.

So, I think a good and cheaper option is to find a suspension shop specialising in leaf springs and have a set made to your requirements - and you'll be able to keep the lower spring with all the part numbers (which keeps it original). It is rare to find off-the shelf springs that will match your exact height requirements so having a custom set is a good way to go. 

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Re: Suspension options 1970 coupe
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2024, 01:04:54 pm »
Thanks everyone for the info. Second question does anyone know if kings coils KFFL 0 will fit in the front of a 1970 coupe?

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Re: Suspension options 1970 coupe
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2024, 11:40:03 am »
Thanks everyone for the info. Second question does anyone know if kings coils KFFL 0 will fit in the front of a 1970 coupe?
Ring Suspension City and ask them - they specialise in King springs and advised me on my 65 exactly which ones were right.