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Rear leaf Springs

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Post by 1968XR7G » 23 Aug 2012, 21:49

My 68xr7 cougar needs new leaf springs. The car has the heavy duty suspension. 302 j code motor.
Where is the best place to buy leaf springs that are just for cougars and which ones.

Thanks Scott

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Post by mo2872 » 23 Aug 2012, 22:17

I purchased mine from General Spring out of KC....at the time, they offered the "performance handling"/heavy duty version, but I don't see it listed now. They are showing "improved handling", but......??

http://www.generalspringkc.com/Leaf_Spr ... s/1897.htm

It's been a couple years since I bought mine.
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Post by Blitz » 24 Aug 2012, 09:46

The leaf springs we have at WCCC are made by a company that has Ford's original specs, and believe it or not there are 485 different leaf springs for Cougars 1967-1973. How there can really be that many is beyond me. Anyways check out the full list here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/susp ... rings.html

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Post by ahunt191 » 24 Aug 2012, 15:19

mo2872 wrote:I purchased mine from General Spring out of KC....at the time, they offered the "performance handling"/heavy duty version, but I don't see it listed now. They are showing "improved handling", but......??

http://www.generalspringkc.com/Leaf_Spr ... s/1897.htm

It's been a couple years since I bought mine.
Are you sure you didn't get the 3" lift ones? :poke:
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Post by mo2872 » 31 Aug 2012, 09:45

Dang, how'd I miss this......not nice, Adam!!! Don't you have an erotica thesis to write???

They are starting to settle, finally.
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Post by johnboy » 01 Sep 2012, 06:25

:gaptooth: Lend it to me for a month or two, i'll lower the driver's side for you
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Post by RoadRacer68 » 02 Sep 2012, 09:13

You can get a composite leaf from Flex-Form..
The never ending quest to re-invent the wheel..

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Post by RoadRacer68 » 05 Sep 2012, 13:20

Or from Maier Racing..
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