FRONT COIL SPRINGS

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FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby contreras67 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:23 pm

i cant decide which coil springs i should get
moog 5526
moog 5576
any ideas
these from v8 monza 76
for my 76 vega
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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby chevyart » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:36 pm

most of the guys with the v-8 vegas seem to go for the 5526 coil springs(v-6 monza with AC. think the others you mentioned are for monza v-8. these springs work best in 75 and up vegas with the deep pocket lower control arms. art
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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby 1973383Stroker » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:08 am

I'm looking for the best spring to use
with the shallow pocket a-arm.
1973 notchback 350/350 S-10 spindles
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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby contreras67 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:20 pm

ok i got the coils
how much do i need to cut htem i heard they will be too big

i read somwhere 1 foil coil
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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby Smiley » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:25 am

76 should have deep pocket control arms so you may not need to cut V6 AC springs,
you may want to try them first.
If you do the S10 brake swap you can use 2" drop spindles instead of guessing how much cutting one coil will lower the front end.
It depends on how low you want it and how heavy your engine is.
and If the car has AC, automatic trans, power steering, power brakes.
what parts are aluminum, intake, water pump, cylinder heads, radiator, master cylinder ?
cast iron exhaust manifolds or headers?
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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby contreras67 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:57 pm

i will have no ac
batt in front
i got the v8 coils
will be auto trans
willtry to get 400 engine
if nto will be 350
trans is 400
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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby hammerdown7 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:47 pm

1973383Stroker wrote:I'm looking for the best spring to use
with the shallow pocket a-arm.
1973 notchback 350/350 S-10 spindles


Note that he said he had the early a-arms.

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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby contreras67 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:10 pm

i have orig 76 veg fronbt end in it
just wondering if coil has to be cut
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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby hammerdown7 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:35 pm

contreras67 wrote:i have orig 76 veg fronbt end in it
just wondering if coil has to be cut


Earlier you posted it had the shallow pocket a-arm, confusing when you now post you have '76 front end in it.

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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby Smiley » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:32 pm

1973383 posted he had shallow control arms.
He is not the original poster who has a 76 with deep pocket control arms.
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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby hammerdown7 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:22 pm

Smiley wrote:1973383 posted he had shallow control arms.
He is not the original poster who has a 76 with deep pocket control arms.


Ha! Guess I should pay closer attention............

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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby chevyart » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:13 pm

hey dick: dont worry. you wont get demoted for that little oversight , as you are a very valued member as far as i am concerned. art
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Re: FRONT COIL SPRINGS

Postby hammerdown7 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:35 pm

As you are Art, thanks.

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