New leaf springs

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by DBS, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. DBS

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    What leaf springs are y'all running on your street cars? Not racing it just street driven, daily driver. Just put on new springs and they ride awful got to be something better. Car is lowered.
     
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    What's wrong with your ride, and what shocks are you using
     
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    Viking double adjustable shocks. It rides worse than my 2500HD. The front seems to handle the bumps good but the back feels like it welded strait to the frame. I'm not going to start bad mouthing anybody yet but I bought a suspension kit from vender here. I told him I wanted a driver. The rear springs he sold me are 175 pound springs. I looked them up this morning and summit says they are race springs and not recommended for hwy. Way to stiff for a driver.
     
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    I don't think 175 is awful. I think my hotchkis springs are that or close to that. Have you talked to your vendor?
     
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    Not yet but I will. I don't know how other cars ride but this thing is awful. I will be getting new tires and front end aligned this week, that should help a little. I hope.
     
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    This was the first time I've replaced leaf springs, could I have done something wrong? Over tighten the bolts mabe?
     
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    what shocks are you running? that will also contribute to ride quality
     
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    Viking double adjustable shocks
     
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    IT WAS THE SWAY BAR. I don't know what I did wrong but I had the swaybar mounted so the rear end could not move. May just leave it off.
     
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    glad you found it. that's odd. How do you install that wrong? a factory bar?
     

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