Just because the manufacturer of your ride had their ideas about how she should sit does not mean you have to agree with them. How she sits, whether the factory look, or a stance more to your liking, is for you to decide. What About The Factory Stance? Because our early 20th century roads were […]
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Over the years, we have taught thousands of street rodders and resto-modders the ins-and-outs of cutting coils and Mustang II front-ends.
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A customer writes in to ask why their new coil springs fall out so easily during installation. Coil springs that have been in a car for a long time accumulate all sorts of cruft and debris that eventually sticks it in place. My new coil springs are falling out, is this normal? Ask The Spring […]
So you need springs for your street rod’s Mustang II front end. How do you pick a spring when there are 23 options? You’re building a street rod, and one of the changes you’ve made is you’ve replaced the stock front end with a Mustang II. Now you have to decide what spring to use! […]
Whenever you are changing coil springs, especially the front springs, always use a coil spring compressor. Never try changing springs without a compressor. You will get hurt. For coils used on struts, use the compressor that grabs the coils on the outside. For non-strut coils, use the compressor that goes inside the spring. Need a […]
Mike Eaton explains how to cut your coil springs for a desired ride height. Warning! Only Cut Springs With Tangential Ends Remember: only springs with a tangential end can be safely cut. Why’s that? Because square ends and pigtail ends are designed to make full contact with their mounting points and they would have to […]
The three basic coil spring ends are tangential, square, and pigtail. Here, Mike Eaton shows you how to recognize each type. We have three basic types of ends: Tangential Ends The end of the spring twists off into space. If you try to stand this spring up on its end it will fall over. Square […]
Here we show how you can use the online ordering form to have springs manufactured for your exact vehicle.
Go to the ordering page here.
Mike Eaton explains how coil springs are manufactured on this One Minute Monday.
Mike will be at the Kentucky Expo Center for the NSRA Street Rod Nationals this Thursday busting suspension myths to pieces. Preview his presentation below and be sure to catch it if you go!
My coil springs are rubbing on the the upper ball joint housing. Is this ok? What should I do?
My mechanic says the new coil springs must not be right because the old ones were much more difficult to take out. Is this so?
I’m looking to make my car a daily driver. Would Mustang II coils be a good choice?
Can I use variable rate coil springs on my van?
My vehicle had coil springs welded to the lower perch. What should I do?
Should I cut these coils, and how much should I cut them?
I can’t find the springs I need online! Why is that?
Which isolator should I use? Is it the same material for the bushings?
Can you compress the coil springs before you ship them?
Can a spring be both tangential and square?
Is there an advantage to using coil spring isolators on the bottom as well as the top of springs?
How can you tell what the coil rate and load is for my `67 A-Body?
Will fresh factory coils or longer coils gain me some height?
Mike, I have a ’55 Ford Fairlane Tudor Club Sedan that needs new front coil springs. I am going with a resto-mod approach. Better handling with a decent ride quality. The question I have is, can the front end be lowered by using shorter springs? Will this throw any alignment or other related issues off? […]
How much can one expect the springs to settle after installation?
The front springs on my street rod are sagging after installing a big block. How should I go about finding the right replacement springs?