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Posts: 48
From: Arizona
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 03-16-2003 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD1860     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guys I am going to get new front springs for my 65 Mustang. It has stiff, short springs now.
The car is minimal up-front. Battery in trunk, no power equipment at all, fiberglass hood and valance.
I am looking at a Jeg's catalog and they show QA1 springs in 7",10",12" and 14" lengths.
Which length and which rate do I need?
I have Gabriel Strider adjustable shocks now. They are old but don't leak. Can I just use them or just go ahead and get the CE drag shocks?
I am leaving the rear alone until I see how it does.
Also the rear-end is at stock height.
My front upper A-arms are 1" lower than stock.
Any help is appreciated.

Slow Joe

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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 03-16-2003 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

We run the original 40 year old v-8 springs on ours. I think Alex runs them in MM'r too. Sorry I can't help you with the QA1 springs, I'm sure Alex will know though.


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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 03-16-2003 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The QA-1 springs are for their specific coil over shocks.
What you want (or what Steve, Todd, and I use) are Moog # 8088.

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posted 03-16-2003 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also run the 6 cylinder springs in my car.

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Ryan Wilke

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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
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posted 03-16-2003 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me too...

The '3-Pedal Attitude' Kid
In a '69 FB w/ 4-spd'd 306",
but the 460+ is on the stand!

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