Suspension Ordered new leaf springs... Question...

Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by dk9mm, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Ok, as you can see the original leafs have the long shackles which means someone before me did it to compensate for the sag. Now I just ordered a kit from CJ Pony... LSK1 4 leaf. If I install the new leafs with the shackles that come with the kit how much will it raise my ride height? I like the way it sites now. If it will raise it what are my options... Reuse the long shackles?

    Help/suggestions please!
     

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  2. Checked the listing. It says they are standard production springs. Personally, I would try them out with the supplied shackles first. If you need just a skosh more, use air shocks. Long shackles affect the handling in some pretty ugly ways that are not always apparent until you get out of shape on bad launch or have to make an emergency maneuver in traffic. Also, rear sway bar FTW!
     
  3. What do you mean, "rear sway bar, FTW!"?
    You think sway bar good, or bad?
     
  4. I don't like extended shackles, however I would re-use them if needed. The rear crossmember where the shocks are mounted was not designed to support weight, it was designed to dampen suspension movement. Most people who have had to repair this area have an extreme dislike for air shocks or coil-overs. The factory stance on these cars is a bit lower than your pic. Other options could be to add a leaf on each side from your old springs, or possibly take them to a spring shop and have them put a bit more arch in them. Good looking stang, and good luck with the springs!