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i am gonna be starting to work on my 69 again. it will be street driven. i am looking for a good rear spring to run. i'm thinking about lowering the car a bit too. who makes a good spring? or even a decent susp package?
 

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I used these Global West rear springs (or an older similar version of them) which lower the rear 1" (I used the del-alum or poly bushishs as well, don't remember whose).

http://www.globalwest.net/1964-73_Mustang_rear_leaf_springs_and_shackle_bushings_kits.htm

I did it a long time ago and I can't comment on whether there is newer better stuff, and I don't road race the car either, but I'm happy with the springs. Combined with aftermarket front springs and the shelby mod on the (TCP) upper control arms the car has a nice height front and rear.
 

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I was looking at the Grab A Trak 4 1/2 leaf reverse eye springs. I have 560# 1" drop front coils and a 1" Shelby drop up front. I was thinking the 1.5" drop with the leafs above would make a nice stance. I'm researching leafs too so hopefully others will pipe in.
 

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I'm really happy with Maier Racing rear leaf springs. They stack all the springs biased towards the front (not center stacked). Stacking the leafs towards the front makes it feel like a traction bar setup. After I installed these springs all my wheel hop issues were eliminated.


http://www.maierracing.com/images/large1pnms2307.jpg
 

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I have Maier Racing #165 springs. As garner67 said, there is no wheel hop at all (and no traction bars). But they are very stiff - about like riding in an air-bagged mini-truck. I have KYB Gas-Adjust shocks. I may try some Monroes to see that will soften the ride, but I think most of the stiffness is the springs.
 

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if i want to lower the front an inch, do i have to do the shelby mod? i don't really want to drill my scj shock towers! i like the idea of those maier springs. i will have to look into them.
 

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No. Doing the shelby drop is for handling, not for actually lowering the front of the car. (In practice, it lowers it a minimal amount, but nowhere near the full 1".)

Replacing your front springs, or trimming the ones you have, will drop the front end without having to drill your towers.
 

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ozarks06 said:
I have Maier Racing #165 springs. As garner67 said, there is no wheel hop at all (and no traction bars). But they are very stiff - about like riding in an air-bagged mini-truck. I have KYB Gas-Adjust shocks. I may try some Monroes to see that will soften the ride, but I think most of the stiffness is the springs.
I would suggest the bilsteins that Maier sales. They have tested them extensively with their leafs. I am running them and they are the best shocks I have ever had.
 

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MedievaL said:
ozarks06 said:
I have Maier Racing #165 springs. As garner67 said, there is no wheel hop at all (and no traction bars). But they are very stiff - about like riding in an air-bagged mini-truck. I have KYB Gas-Adjust shocks. I may try some Monroes to see that will soften the ride, but I think most of the stiffness is the springs.
I would suggest the bilsteins that Maier sales. They have tested them extensively with their leafs. I am running them and they are the best shocks I have ever had.
yeah, you might want to check into better shocks. air shocks are stiff.

my konis with the maier springs are stiff, but not too jolting.

i'm a believer in spending more $$ on shocks. quality shocks make a significant impact on ride/performance quality.
 

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You guys may have sold me on those Maier leafs. I already bought some Bilsteins too so that jives with them.

Is anyone running them with staggered rear shocks? Or does their design negate the need for the staggered rears? I was planning to convert but may not need to.
 

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ozarks06 said:
I have Maier Racing #165 springs. As garner67 said, there is no wheel hop at all (and no traction bars). But they are very stiff - about like riding in an air-bagged mini-truck. I have KYB Gas-Adjust shocks. I may try some Monroes to see that will soften the ride, but I think most of the stiffness is the springs.
I have the 200 lb Maier mid eye race leafs on mine with konis I like it stiff but the way the roads are falling apart around here I may have to swap them for something softer.
 
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