Front coilover springs ?weight?

Discussion in 'Race car chassis tech' started by BrianTrick, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Any if you guys running front coilovers on your 70-72 Skylark GS? What spring rates are you running,and what do you have for weight? 350,455? All iron? Aluminum heads? Loaded or stripped-down. Mine is a non-AC Aluminum-headed BBB,steel bumper,steel fenders,manual steering,and will likely have a bolt-on glass hood.
    I run 350lb springs on one of my other cars,but it’s lighter in the front.
     
  2. alvareracing

    alvareracing Well-Known Member

    450 lbs Vikings up front, is what BMR Suspension recommend.....steel hood with out reinforcement, glass bumper, homemade core support, aluminum heads, AC, PS, manual brakes.
     
  3. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Had 350lb 10" springs with the stock block 505.

    Now 325 12" springs with the Tomahawk motor
     
  4. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    i run a pair of moroso front trick spring. will have to look for art number i dont remember it. set real nice with my south side bars and moroso rear springs.

    once i put the alf wiebe setup on the rear i had to cut 3/4 of a coil to make it sit level due to rear sitting lower
     
  5. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I have trick front springs in one of my other cars,but also converting that to coilovers. I don’t run rear trick springs in anything. They are designed to squat,and I run lift style suspensions.
     
  6. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I took a peek under the car and I could not see any numbers on the springs, I know they are there, but my racks are full of other cars now..........but I did find a great big puddle of tranny fluid that wasn't there b4, have to see what that is all about.o_O
     
  7. Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers Well-Known Member

  8. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    I run a combo similar to yours and was recommended a 10” 400 spring by Santhuff Suspension.
     
  9. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    Gentlemen- I'm looking to order a set of Moroso trick front springs for my skylark. It's 3800 lbs with me in it. 455 alluminum heads and radiator, 4 speed car. Can anyone recommend a spring? Thanks
     
  10. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    I would be like 90% confident telling you to get the #47190
     
  11. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

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