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10-25-2012, 10:17 PM #1Registered User
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- San Diego, CA
Hypercoil composite leaf spring alternatives?
Put my car back on the ground tonight for the first time in a long time...and it is waaay too high in the rear, like some kind of ridiculous dragster. No fuel in the gas tank yet, but the interior is 90% in, and only the exhaust left to install. Running the 250lb. rate, so I don't imagine it coming down more than 1/2-3/4" with me and everything else in it.
The car has Hypercoil's composite leafs, which only seem to come with a 4.5" "true arch" as they call it, no other heights are available from them. The rear has a ~1.5" spring spacer, basically just what's needed to allow the single thing spring to be clamped properly by the multi-leaf axle mount piece. Don't want to run any more spacer as doing so hinders the spring's axle torque control.
I'd like to keep the 250lb. rate, but need something about 3" lower than this - which would put the tire almost to the height of the fender lip now, and maybe just a bit tucked at full static load.
Does anybody make a first-gen-Camaro-fitting fiberglass leaf spring in ~250lb./in. rate that only has ~1.5" "true arch" to it? Preferably off the shelf, but custom would do if it had to, such as this: http://www.flex-form.com/order.asp
If custom is the only way, does somebody happen to have all those dimensions written down? Seems like I would use all the same dimension as the Hypercoil, but with dimension C at 1.5".
Thanks in advance for the help!!--Jason Rhoades
10-26-2012, 04:21 AM #2