Things have changed now days, but back in the day when we attended the clinics at GSD in Chicago we were told to not adjust the drivers T bar because that defeated the whole purpose of the extra leaf. The leaf was to compensate for torque, so the end result was you had equal pressure L & R to the ground and did not lift your left front tire. Also we were told to use six cylinder T bars & 90/10 shocks for better weight transfer, not the ultra stiff ones everyone wants on their cars today that restrict suspension travel. I got several inches of lift from the front and a few inches of lift using the 002 & 003 springs with a pinion snubber. It would hook-up using Mickey Thompson N50-15s on the street back then and really hook with slicks. My Barracuda sat with a nose down attitude but when you jumped on it it stood up and ran with a nose up attitude quite away down the track/road, unless I was playing with the competition to not beat them by too much. Also they recommended using the stock (Short) hangers on B body's pulling the axle forward an inch or so for weight transfer. I don't know if this info helped because that was then and this now, things change! I am currently using this old school setup on my 63 Fury with great success using street radials.
Date: 1/17/2015 7:27:27 PM
Subject: Re: Super Stock Springs
i have experience with 002/003 springs. the 002/003 leaves are .300" thick vs. .250" on the 456/457. 002/3 have a 7/8" rear bushings (A body) compared to 1" for the 456/7. the 002/3 will right rougher as they are stiffer and the 002 (right side) is pre-loaded (having a higher arch compared to the 003-left). you will have to raise the driver's side torsion bar to get the car to sit level. with the correct pinion angle and tires the 002/3 really hook.
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