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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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My 67 S-Code GTA has 4 leaf springs and my 67 6cly. has 5 leaf, why does the GTA have 4 leaf and the 6 cly. have 5 leaf, seems like it should be the other way around, the GTA has the original springs in it.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 08:52 PM
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thats strange, I just checked my GTA and you are right

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It isn't necessarily the number of leaves as much as the arch and stiffness in each leaf. Many early Camaro's had monoleafs.



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The simple answer is your 6cyl car had the springs replaced previously. They all had 4 leafs.

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All 64-73 Mustangs had 4-leaf springs, from the little 64 170 coupe to the BOSS 429 NASCAR.

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If they all had 4 leaf, what is the spring rate difference from a 6 cly. to a V-8 car and how do you tell what you have?
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If they all had 4 leaf, what is the spring rate difference from a 6 cly. to a V-8 car and how do you tell what you have?
Much less difference than front springs, something on the order of 610/650. The weight on the rear of the car was pretty much the same on V8 and I6.

Unless you can find a part number on them, you pretty much can't tell them apart.

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