Factory 71 B Body 440/Hemi Springs

JG71B

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Not liking the feedback for MP springs the past couple years....I'm not a cheap ass but not ready to dump $600 on leaf springs. My current originals aren't too bad but all original. Looking for input as to whether I should rebuild them or wait and get new. Just a cruiser. Zero if any track time. Here is how she sits now....thanks in advance!

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Looks like a nice stance to me; but if/when you want to replace the springs, the 2 guys most recommended are ESPO/Springs 'n Things, and Eaton Spring.
Not sure if you have a spring shop near you, but I used to have a guy local to me when I was in NorCal, and he built good stuff or would re-arch them.
Some guys with re-arched springs are happy with them, but some are not.
Another alternative is the Hellwig helper springs - I think the PN is EZ-550 or something like that, they're about $80 on Ebay. Some guys run those and are happy with them, and they're apparently adjustable for ride height.
If you do something like Hemi springs, you should also upgrade the torsion bars to Hemi spec to maintain a handling balance.
 

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They look pretty good. Mine were toast so I went with the ESPO 6 leaf heavy duty stock height on mine. $419.30 delivered. That was last spring though, I am sure shipping is higher now.

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Looks like a nice stance to me; but if/when you want to replace the springs, the 2 guys most recommended are ESPO/Springs 'n Things, and Eaton Spring.
Not sure if you have a spring shop near you, but I used to have a guy local to me when I was in NorCal, and he built good stuff or would re-arch them.
Some guys with re-arched springs are happy with them, but some are not.
Another alternative is the Hellwig helper springs - I think the PN is EZ-550 or something like that, they're about $80 on Ebay. Some guys run those and are happy with them, and they're apparently adjustable for ride height.
If you do something like Hemi springs, you should also upgrade the torsion bars to Hemi spec to maintain a handling balance.
They actually are 440 /Hemi springs. The entire rear end is out of a donor 71RT. Maybe I'll just rebuild them over winter. I'm not sure if re arching them would weaken them in short order. I know some didn't like how they lasted after the fact
 

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I would run them. Much better then the MP springs that will sage on you in a year.
 

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