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How do I know the springs I ordered will sit my car with the right stance?
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?
How should I fix my straight axle bump steer?
The bushings are wider than the spring. Why is this?
I tried burning out my bushings and it didn’t seem to work. I didn’t ruin my springs did I? How should I continue?
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?
I have Corvette leaf springs with grooves. Can we restore them or should I have new ones fabricated?
I saw a spring where the leaves were stacked in an odd manner. Does the stacking order matter with leaf springs?
I ordered some springs but they don’t seem to be quite like the original. Why is this?
How should I choose which spring has the right capacity for my vehicle?
I need some advice on which Camaro springs to get from someone who’s been in the business. What are the differences between your offerings?
I installed rear springs at the front of my vehicle. It seems to be fine. Is there something I’m missing?
I heard that springs never wear out, but my Camaro is rubbing at the wheel wells.
I’m torquing my spring’s U-Bolt to factory specs but it’s crushing my axle pads. Is this right?
Should U-Joints be replaced when installing new springs?
I can’t find the springs I need online! Why is that?
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?
My chromed springs fatigued faster than grandma going up the stairs. Did chroming ruin my springs?
Which isolator should I use? Is it the same material for the bushings?
Should I purchase new U-Bolts?
How should I remove my old spring eye bushings?
Why are my springs sagging after the rebuild?
Mike, I want to lower my ’54 Ford but still keep it riding good, can this be done? -Jerry Jerry, Whenever a vehicle is lowered, there is a reduction in the amount of suspension travel. Because of this, the spring rate (how much weight it takes to deflect a spring one inch) is increased. Suspension […]
Dear Mike, I have a 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan two-door; lowered three Inches in the front by one Inch shorter coils and two Inch dropped spindles, and lowered four Inches in the rear by two Inch lowered reverse eye flattened springs and two Inch lowering blocks. My problem is this: the front and rear ride […]
Know about your U-bolt torque. It’ll save your springs!
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 […]
Q -Mike, I just bought a ’54 Chevy 2 door. It has 3″ lowering blocks and is – in my opinion- exactly 1″ too low in the back. I’m really not a bubble gum things together kind of guy and I believe, in most cases, lowering blocks are a version of Bazooka Engineering. Agree? Aluminum […]
Good afternoon Mike, I recently purchased a 1971 Chevy Camaro with a 350 which someone had installed air shocks and what appears to be a new set of leaf springs, 4 possibly 5 leaf on it. I replaced the air shock with a set of standard premium gas charged ones. Unfortunately the back end of […]