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hsroberts

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68 Camero leaf spring
« on: April 06, 2017, 01:55:14 AM »
I want to upgrade my mono rear leaf spring.
What is my best bet for a great ride?
Thanks
Heidi

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Re: 68 Camero leaf spring
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 11:22:13 AM »
Heidi, 1st please use two "A"s and no "E" in Camaro, thanks. :)

2nd, monos give a nice soft ride (if they are in good shape) paired with the proper shock.  If the monos are tired and sagging, you can have them re-arched at a local truck spring repair shop (1.5 inches over stock height is good).  Or replace them, new monos are available in most parts places, Eaton spring is a good place.

The multi-leaf spring is better for higher HP and cornering.  If your rear end is a mono spring rear, then you need to swap rear ends, weld multi-leaf perches (which are deeper) or use extension blocks to properly mount the thicker springs.

So give us a bit more info on what your car is and what your goal is.

I have a mono leaf convertible.  I had the springs re-arched 1.5 in over, put some good shocks and new poly bushing on and it rides just fine.

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Re: 68 Camaro leaf spring
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2017, 12:31:33 AM »
We just got this car a couple weeks ago. Most of the car is all original. 327 Engine. Base model. Shocks do need replaced. We live in Wyoming and are far from anywhere that can re-arch the springs. We are thinking about going with 3 leaf leaf spring. Would I still need to replace the rear end if I go with 3 leaf spring?


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Re: 68 Camaro leaf spring
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 12:41:41 AM »
We want the best option without changing out the rear end. My husband seems to think the backend sits too low

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Re: 68 Camero leaf spring
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2017, 01:32:30 AM »
Heidi, read THIS, but from that picture you posted, the rear end looks correct.

HERE'S one company that sells them, but I'm sure there are others.

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Re: 68 Camero leaf spring
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2017, 02:02:06 AM »
Thanks Ed. Links are helpful.

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Re: 68 Camero leaf spring
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2017, 12:02:47 PM »
I would say the ride height looks just about perfect. I also like the no spoiler look. You don't see it very often today....Joe
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Re: 68 Camero leaf spring
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 03:07:47 AM »
Not the best picture, but the front and rear actually seems high.
If you are looking for ride quality, keep it monoleaf - it's a better spring design.
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Re: 68 Camero leaf spring
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 03:59:32 AM »
Maybe not factory height, but current ride height looks good to me.
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Re: 68 Camero leaf spring
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 10:48:25 AM »
Maybe not factory height, but current ride height looks good to me.
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Re: 68 Camero leaf spring
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2017, 12:20:05 PM »
You could add shock extenders. I think they are made by Moroso. A lot of people dont like them, but I had them in a car that I drove for years with no issues or problems.