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suspension lift changes

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bmbm40
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suspension lift changes

Post #1 by bmbm40 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:18 pm

I am thinking about reducing my spring lift considerably especially on the front. A while back I replaced the the old squashed rubber body bushing with new stock rubber bushings and added 1" body lift pucks. Then I cobbled together a lift with F150 coil springs and 1" blocks for the leafs. Not a great lift really but it was fast and cheap and the extra clearance was good for the front sump 250 but thinking I will cut the pan and reverse the bottom half as some have done. I really only want about a 1" lift from springs on the front. Not finding any coils that claim to lift a six cylinder Bronco around 1". At one time you could buy front coils meant to maintain a stock ride height after adding a front winch on a v8 Bronco but those seem to be unavailable. Has any one seen these recently? There are lots of varying uncompressed spring height and rate combinations for available coils so I guess I could sit down and study all that.
66 Bronco-1970 250, NV3550, DSII, 4 turn ps, uncut, 1" bl, 2.5" sl, front disc, twin stick D 20, 30 x 9.50
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Re: suspension lift changes

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:59 pm

Bmbm40, I used to get custom springs made or also had leaf springs rebuilt and re-arched at Hellwig in Vsalia, Calif. you might see if they can help you, is a great company.

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My Ex-Fleet of Sixes sadly these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: suspension lift changes

Post #3 by bmbm40 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:43 pm

Thanks bubba22349 that looks like a good contact if you had favorable results with them. Spring experts are what I need.
66 Bronco-1970 250, NV3550, DSII, 4 turn ps, uncut, 1" bl, 2.5" sl, front disc, twin stick D 20, 30 x 9.50
NEXT- direct mount 2v, power brakes, rear LS, 3G, electric fan, electric upgrades, custom curved DSII, header, 31" tires

New guy? Get the Falcon Performance Handbook and Ford six high performance parts from https://vintageinlines.com

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Re: suspension lift changes

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:10 pm

I used to lived in that town and worked there as well as all over the Central Valley area in the late 1970's and until end of 1989. When I walked into their shop the first time I was blown away at their expertise and equipment. About 8 years ago I ordered a set of sway bars for my Motorhome that was swaying around dangerously at speed and was quite a workout to try and drive it. After I installed those sway bars it fixed all its bad handling problems and it drove really great. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

My Ex-Fleet of Sixes sadly these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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