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Old 10-09-2004, 17:57   #1 (permalink)
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whats springs are these? needed new V8 springs..

Hey guys
I am currently building a 351c for my Ford XE sedan. It has a 250X at the moment.
I knew i had to change to heavy duty springs for the V8, but i have noticed one of my back springs is stuffed aswell, so i needed a set of 4.

My mate has given me a set, from an old XE he had ages ago, it had a 250X aswell, but sat high in the front with these springs....
He doesn't know what they are though. they are yellow in colour and he thought they might be monroe.... they are lowered heavy duty though...
my question is, are heavy duty springs good for 6cl and V8's?
are there some measurements i can take to determine if they are good enough for a V8's weight? i cant see a model num or anything so i got nothing...
hope someone can help here
thanks guys :)
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Old 10-09-2004, 19:55   #2 (permalink)
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Re: whats springs are these? needed new V8 springs..

A stock 6cyl spring will usually sit about 1.5-2" lower with a V8. I think you'll be around 2" lowered. It may go lower though. Only way to tell is try it. Lowering springs are very easy to get in and out. I do mine without a spring compressor or anything. Mine are 2" lowered.

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Old 10-09-2004, 22:49   #3 (permalink)
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Re: whats springs are these? needed new V8 springs..

yeah i gathered i might just have to try :) i thought there might be a known V8 diameter or something though.....
the current springs are low as with the 6cl, i am hoping for the same if not a little higher...
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Re: whats springs are these? needed new V8 springs..

If they are too low now? They'll go lower, as the 8 is heavier than a 6.

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Old 10-09-2004, 23:23   #5 (permalink)
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Re: whats springs are these? needed new V8 springs..

the current ones are to low, but i have this set of 4 i dont know the brands etc... hopefully they sit ok.... follow me?
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Re: whats springs are these? needed new V8 springs..

since you got them, why not try them, it will only cost you a bit of time...
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Old 10-10-2004, 20:45   #7 (permalink)
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i will try them for sure, what just hoping to find out what they are....
anyone had a paire of yellow springs before? what brand?
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They are king springs.

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Re: whats springs are these? needed new V8 springs..

Heavy duty 6 cylinder springs for my HT were useless when I installed a 308.
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Old 10-11-2004, 05:22   #10 (permalink)
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They are king springs.

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you sound very sure about that :) all king springs yellow?
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