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Old 27th-November-2012, 02:12 AM   #1
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mono vs multi leafs

While changeing all rear bushings my drivers side mono leaf spring has rusted some under the spring pads so I want to put new springs in my car. Car is a 72 with stock mono's now,I talked to John at Calvert Racing and he said that his split mono's were not needed for my car and horsepower levels to just get either stock mono's or multi's that fit my stock mono perches and then put his caltrac bars on. the car is a street mainly car .I need suggestions on which springs to get STOCK MONO'S OR A 3 LEAF CONVERSION MULTI LEAF. I already have brand new poly bushings ,shackles and spring pads all for mono springs and hopeing to be able to use them
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Old 29th-November-2012, 04:10 AM   #2
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Nobody has opinions on springs or experience with replaceing theirs on which springs they thought was better
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Old 29th-November-2012, 06:21 AM   #3
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I would go with the multi leafs should give better ride and handling. But that's just my opinion
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Old 29th-November-2012, 09:47 AM   #4
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Well you know how it rode before and if you were happy with the ride and ride height then put monos back in it. New monos should pick it up a little over where it was if you are replacing original springs. If you want to raise the rear a little more then mulit leafs should do it for you.
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Mutis for me

I changed my old, worn, tail dragging monos for a 3 leaf set, stock height, that fit right into the mono bracket.
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Old 29th-November-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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Call up Eaton Detroit Spring for a set of quality multi-leafs.
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Old 29th-November-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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Kind of curious on this one myself. Have debated whether to go mono or multi, am thinking I am going to go with the DSE mini tub kit and go with their two inch drop multi leaf springs.
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Well you know how it rode before and if you were happy with the ride and ride height then put monos back in it. New monos should pick it up a little over where it was if you are replacing original springs. If you want to raise the rear a little more then mulit leafs should do it for you.
Have owned car since sept 06 the only time I rode in it was as a passenger as the previous owner drove the car to my house.So I really don't know what the ride was like and needing suggestions on springs
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Have owned car since sept 06 the only time I rode in it was as a passenger as the previous owner drove the car to my house.So I really don't know what the ride was like and needing suggestions on springs
I switched my last 71 over from monos to multileafs that I believe I bought from Classic Industries. Don't remember if I got the 4 or 5 leafs though. They did raise and firm the ride, but not too much and I liked the ride.

To be on the safe side with what I said I would just do the 4 leafs if wanting to replace the monos.

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Old 29th-November-2012, 05:55 PM   #10
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i like the three leaf muti set up and there is less spring wrap with the multi set up.
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Call up Eaton Detroit Spring for a set of quality multi-leafs.
I talked to eaton this week and they wanted way to much money for their springs plus shipping was almost 3 times higher than companies shipping from the west coast to the east coast. I don't mind paying for something but I will not pay for bullsh*t shipping charges
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Mine

I got mine from Auto Parts Warehouse and I think the shipping was free at the time.
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I will be replacing my old worn monoleaf with a 3 leaf set (they should be here today ).

I went with springsnthings, yeah shipping on my multileafs was pricey but the overall cost with new coil springs, leaf springs, mounting hardware, & bushings was reasonable by the quotes I had been receiving and they had great customer service.
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I tried springs and things today and no one answered the phone their recording said they were closed for the holiday.I ended up getting stock mono's from summit because I was ordering new 373 gears and rebuild kit for my rear end and summit had free shipping on all orders I placed till 9:00 pm tonight.
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I talked to eaton this week and they wanted way to much money for their springs plus shipping was almost 3 times higher than companies shipping from the west coast to the east coast. I don't mind paying for something but I will not pay for bullsh*t shipping charges
No one ever said quality made-in-USA parts are the cheapest. When I ordered mine, I believe I received a discount to offset shipping. What's the old saying, you get more bees with honey than vinegar.
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