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Mustang66
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From: Tuttle Okla
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 11-13-2002 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang66   Click Here to Email Mustang66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just put a 351w in my 66 mustang. I want the car to handle well and run at the track well to. I know I can't have the best of both but now that I have to buy new front and back springs what set up would be good for me? BTW the car had a 6cyl in it to start. I have all the 5 lug stuff for the front and a new 8 inch in the back.

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66 coupe 351W C-6 100hp NO2

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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 11-13-2002 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
620lb. springs ($60-$100) in the front. You could opt for the variable rate Eibach springs but they're more expensive ($150+).

5 leaf - leaf springs (standard,mid,reverse). I'll have some near new 5 leaf reverse eyes for sale soon.

Make sure you've got all your ball joints and bushing in top order.

Also, do you want it to handle well in autocross, circle or drag?

Erik

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Mario428
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From: Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
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posted 11-13-2002 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mario428   Click Here to Email Mario428     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will assume you are talking drag racing when you talk track so IMHO I would suggest the lightest springs you can find up front and if you want it to turn corners on the street put a big stiff sway bar on. The sway bar can be easily unhooked at the dragstip for best launch.
Same applies for the rear but may be more difficult to do.

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Mustang66
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posted 11-13-2002 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang66   Click Here to Email Mustang66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes drag racing is what I'm going to but I want to be able to go crusing in it to.Thanks for your help.

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66 coupe 351W C-6 100hp NO2

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