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72 front springs
« on: April 13, 2012, 06:32:38 AM »
Thought I'd show why I'm changing the front springs in my car.
Red ones came out of it.
Black ones are the new Mustang ll V8 with A/C springs.
Looks like what the guy did was cut the springs to lower the car. Cut too much then put a full circle rubber & two twist in rubbers, in each side, to lift it back up.
Rubbers were pounding out & one twist one gone.






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Re: 72 front springs
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 06:36:09 AM »
I also wanted to get the car back up to (about) stock hieght. May not look as "cool", but really needed more ground clearance.
Keep in mind a BOSS 302 & S-T-10 are heavy !

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Re: 72 front springs
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 11:25:27 PM »
Thought I'd show why I'm changing the front springs in my car.
Red ones came out of it.
Black ones are the new Mustang ll V8 with A/C springs.
Looks like what the guy did was cut the springs to lower the car. Cut too much then put a full circle rubber & two twist in rubbers, in each side, to lift it back up.
Rubbers were pounding out & one twist one gone.







where did you get springs from?
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Re: 72 front springs
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 05:26:22 AM »
Got mine from: http://www.standens.com/home.html

With shipping it came to $124.25 CDN

I got the one for a Mustang ll with V8 and A/C.
Wanted the heavy ones, as a BOSS 302 weighs more than a 302w.
You can get them for non A/C as well.

Looks like my part number is: 1   RC   8556

Mine came powder coated.

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Re: 72 front springs
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 07:49:12 PM »
Not sure about your springs, but some pintos have the 5 coil,  they are rated more lbs per in. than the 8 coils.    some people use them for racing
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Re: 72 front springs
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 08:27:54 PM »
Hello Reeves!!
I have V-6 cars with AC that have stronger springs than your original ones!!
Let me know if you are interested in them!
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Re: 72 front springs
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 05:27:24 AM »
Got the springs covered.
Thanks though !