Measuring your current leaf springs right will ensure your replacement springs fit and perform just as you need. First tip: Don’t measure the arch from the floor! When measuring the free arch of a leaf spring, you want to be sure of doing it the right way. While standing the spring upside down on its […]
What is Spring Rate? And How Does It Effect My Ride?
Spring Rate, simply put, is the amount of rate required to deflect a spring one inch. But what does that mean to you? Simply put, spring rate is the amount of weight that is required to deflect or push down a spring one inch. It’s a bit more complicated than that, but this description will […]
Measuring Ride Height Drop From Reversing Leaf Spring Eyes
Reversing your leaf spring eyes will provide a drop, but exactly how much of a drop? Here’s how to calculate ride height drop when you reverse your spring eyes. Ride Height Difference From Reversing One Leaf Spring Eye If you have one eye reversed, the drop will be one half of the diameter of the […]
All About Leaf Spring Centerbolts
Ever wonder the function of a leaf spring centerbolt? There are several more than you’d imagine! Have you ever noticed on every leaf spring there is a bolt holding all the leaves together? Even though on most springs the bolt is not in the middle of the spring, it is still called the center bolt. […]
How To Measure Leaf Spring U-Bolts
This week, Mike explains the two different types of U-bolts you may encounter and how to measure them. Let’s start with the shape. We have square, we have round. Square U-bolts typically go over the spring, the round U-bolts typically go over the axle. Let’s measure the U-bolt. First thing we need to know is […]
How To Measure Shocks
When you need new shocks but you don’t know which shocks will fit your vehicle, you must do some measuring. If you’re building a car, and the shocks are not listed in a manufacturer’s catalog, get the car completed, set it on the ground with the tires the car’s going to be riding on, make […]
Busting Suspension Myths Slideshow
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!
Spring Rate Vs Load Rate
Understanding spring terms will make your suspension build a thousand times easier.
How To Measure Leaf Springs
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.
How Do I Find The Rate and Load Of My Coil Springs?
How can you tell what the coil rate and load is for my `67 A-Body?
How To Test Coil Spring Ride Height With Stock Springs
Will fresh factory coils or longer coils gain me some height?
How Do I Find The Right Coil Springs For My Mustang II Hot Rod?
My coil springs are rubbing on the the upper ball joint housing. Is this ok? What should I do?