We manufacture leaf springs all year long, and one thing everybody who comes to the shop wants to see is how it’s made. Well, not everyone can make it out to Michigan and Trumbull in Detroit, so we made this six minute video with Jeff Ford of Autorestomod to give you a special look into […]
Springs can’t be made from just any metal. They need to be made from a steel that has a high yield strength, helping it retain it’s original shape after significant pressure is applied. Surprise, surprise: a spring’s steel needs to be able to bounce back. So what type of steel would be perfect for building springs? […]
What’s the best way to finish my springs: Powder coating, painting or chroming?
Why shouldn’t you heat up springs? For safety’s sake.
Understanding spring terms will make your suspension build a thousand times easier.
Are mono-leaf springs dangerous? Only if you buy from the wrong people.
It’s not as simple as you think. Download our measuring form and read on to measure divisional length and free arch the right way.
Can a spring be both tangential and square?
How much will springs settle shortly after installing? Learn how to judge your new spring installation by knowing exactly what to expect from a freshly manufactured set from EATON Springs.
I can’t find the springs I need online! Why is that?
I have Corvette leaf springs with grooves. Can we restore them or should I have new ones fabricated?
Can you compress the coil springs before you ship them?
Which isolator should I use? Is it the same material for the bushings?
How can you tell what the coil rate and load is for my `67 A-Body?
I bought a pair of cruddy leaf springs. What can you do to fix them?
I understand welding springs is bad. What about the U-Bolts next to the spring?
The leaf springs for my trailer are well beyond operational condition. Do you have original specs for my trailer springs or should I measure them myself?
Some guy said you can replace a U-Bolt by welding his product to the main plate of a spring. It seems like a bad idea. Is it?
Q -Kind of a follow up question to last week’s email question, Ken from Lancaster, CA wrote and said he went to the local auto parts store and told them he wanted to raise his car about an Inch or two and they sold him heavy duty coil springs. But when he installed them the […]
Mike, Please can you inform what’s the best/correct finish for both the visible and invisible (IN THE STACK) parts of leaf springs? A couple of people I know insist on painting them totally including all in between the leafs, the normal for them bondaprimer / undercoat / enamel topcoat layers. (They do have to externally […]
Mike, I have a 1968 Camaro Hardtop that I want to lower 2 Inches in the rear. I have headers and dual exhaust, which sometimes scrape on the driveway, so I want to install air bags to lift it as required. My question is, how does this affect the suspension and spring rate? Can I […]
Mike, I wish I had read your tech page about two months ago. I just had my leaf springs powder coated and I’ve re-assembled the front springs with poly liners between the leafs. Am I correct in assuming that your advice for nothing to be between the springs also applies to these poly liners? If […]
Mike, I am overhauling a set of springs from a ’64 F250 that are in great shape. I’m getting a list together of hardware to order from you folks. I have read all your tips about coating/painting springs and not using grease between the leafs. My question is that I have heard some people recommend […]
Mike, I am curious if there is a part that the leaf spring clamps play with regards to the function of a rear leaf spring? Is there a difference for instance on how many clamps are placed on a five leaf set up as opposed to a four leaf, and are the locations of the […]
Mike, I purchased some custom lowered springs from you this past summer. They came unpainted and I put them on my car without painting them. Over the weekend I was putting her away for the winter and noticed that the springs were rusting. Should I be concerned about the rust and if so, what should […]
Mike, I want to install a set of mono leaf springs on my 1953 Ford f-100. I have a 383 Mopar with a 727 torque flight tranny. Will mono leafs support this unit safely? My friend has them on his with basically the same set up. His springs are straight out with no upward curve. […]
Mike, I bought monoleafs for my truck 8 years ago, not knowing the down side of using them. They sat around for 4 years before I put them on. They sit too low for my taste. To make matters worse, I was sold rear monos with a 6″ drop instead of 4″. Now they are […]
Q – Mike: I really enjoyed the opportunity to talk with you during the Silver Springs car show this past weekend. I have also looked at several of your articles on your web site and found them to be very interesting and informative. I also appreciate the T-shirt offer regarding the a discussion we had […]
Mike, What effect does grease between the leaves of a pre-50 spring have please? Besides stopping them squeaking. Kind Regards, Mike Mike, If the springs are really pre-1950’s, the grease will help them slide against each other easier and help stop the squeaking. This means springs from the pre-1950’s, not a vehicle from pre-1950’s. Since […]
Mike, I recently bought a set of coil springs for my 1969 Camaro from you and someone is telling me you have them made in China. Is that true? I can’t find any info on your website or on the box I received them in. Gary Gary, All of our springs are MADE IN THE […]
Why are EATON Corvette springs more expensive than others?
Does cutting a coil change the spring rate?
Mike, I just bought a new pair of springs from you folks for my 62 Falcon. I don’t have a warranty because I have a stroker motor installed. I installed the springs on my Falcon and noticed a decent amount of slop between my spring perch and the leaf spring center pin. I took the […]