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Beccaruda65
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Post Number: 40
Registered: 3-2002


Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 8:52 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
The Marshmallow got a long-overdue spring replacement yesterday! What a difference 3 1/2" makes! Marshmallow
(I know, all the girls say that...)
1965 Plymouth Barracuda 273
2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 6-speed
Columbus, OH
Clifcuda65
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Registered: 1-2002


Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:03 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
You are looking good there! Real Good Becca....

clif of Arizona
Mojack
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Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:15 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Sittin' pretty Rebecca !
Barracudabad64
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Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 2:34 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Becca the marshmallow is setting really good, enjoy the new ride. George
Beccaruda65
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Post Number: 41
Registered: 3-2002


Monday, October 20, 2008 - 5:56 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Thanks everyone! I know I'm a little over-excited about this minor change. Thanks for humoring me. I'm just glad whenever I can make an improvement to the trusty marshmallow.
1965 Plymouth Barracuda 273
2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 6-speed
Columbus, OH
Mpgfanatic
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Monday, October 27, 2008 - 12:18 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
> What a difference 3 1/2" makes!

Is that rear end now higher than stock? None of the factory brochures or period photos show a car sitting quite that high...

Though I'll bet you'll have a lot easier time changing a tire, now!

- Erik
64 Valiant 4dr, 170 slant six 3-on-the-tree
82 Volvo wagon, 5.0 with 5 spd (giggle)
Thrashr
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Registered: 11-2007


Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 9:43 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
How much did becca's new springs cost you? My cuda rides really low and I can definitely feel the difference in ride when the gas tank in full compared to when its empty, or if the car is full of friends. I'm pretty sure its time to change mine! and does anyone know if you can get stiffer springs to pick the rear end up?
Thanks guys

Ben
Thrashr
65valiant
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Post Number: 97
Registered: 12-2001


Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 9:48 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
www.espo.com

Check them out for new springs. Also, check locally for a good spring/suspension shop
Darwin/BC/Canada

'65 Cdn Valiant Custom 100 'vert
/6 /factory A833...eternal project

'67 Dart GT 'vert
273/904...now with "Collector" status

Check 'em out...
http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e285/65val/




Snate
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Registered: 3-2007
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 11:15 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Looks great. I had the same rear height with the springs I bought from JCWhitney 10 years ago.
Fstfish66
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Post Number: 203
Registered: 3-2007


Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 11:09 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
jc whitney sells 2 type springs for the A body,,one for stock height and one that wil give you 2 inches lift,,you may get as good of a deal if you have a local spring shop,,they can make or bend the spring to make your car sit where you want it to ride,, if not jc whitney has them,last time i look best price,,but check rock auto.com also
1940 dodge street rod red ram hemi
1966 barracuda super charged 340 4 speed
2002 dodge cummins 4x4 dailey driver
2006 chrysler pacifica
Hell_fish
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Post Number: 118
Registered: 3-2002


Monday, November 03, 2008 - 6:26 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
ESPO carries the HD springs and the standard type. I got the HD 6 leafs for my fish. Espo told me they verify each set is a match before they ship them. I was very happy with them.
Beccaruda65
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 3-2002


Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 12:56 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
I got the springs and shackle kit from Espo. It was $245 delivered (including a 5% Mopar Mailing List discount.)

I don't know if it's a little higher than stock, but I imagine it will "settle" somewhat. I'll get new tires in the spring and get an alignment then.

Off topic: I seem to have been booted from the EVBC mailing list again. (No messages since 10/20.) Has it been active? How do I get back on? Erik?? :-)
1965 Plymouth Barracuda 273
2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 6-speed
Columbus, OH

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