Coil springs and a V8

Old 10-01-03, 01:46 AM
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Coil springs and a V8

Is it a good idea to get heavier front springs when installing a V8 in a 1st gen? Is it always necessary?
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i think your average v8 conversion adds around 100-150lbs to the front, so what i would do is take the springs rates you want and add around 50lbs/in to the front srpings. (225-275, whatever)

if you leave the rates alone, your gonna end up with a more tail happy car. (fronts will be softer than they should be in relation to the rear)
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Oh, ok. I wanted the fronts to be a little softer. Thanks!
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