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Scott Drake High Performance Coil Spring Saddle Reviews?

Anyone have experience with these?

http://www.cjponyparts.com/scott-drake-coil-spring-saddle-high-performance-1965-1973/p/CSS4/

I can't find much real info beyond the fact that they are more free-rotating than stock, but don't appear to be roller bearing so they might be a good half-step to better fit my budget.

What materials are used here? How well do they hold up? Noticeably better ride than stock rubber?

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
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I saw them on fleaby 2 for $50 and Missed them... going for the other cj.. cheaper one..
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Just buy the roller spring perches from Open Tracker or the kit and make your own.
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Just buy the roller spring perches from Open Tracker or the kit and make your own.
If you're providing the extra money or welder, I'll happily do that.
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These just look like stock perches with a grease zert.

Opentracker Roller Spring Perches is the best choice.


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Opentracker Roller Spring Perches is the best choice.
Of course it is, but that's not what we're talking about here. It's a different price point and I'm already in over my head, so unless you're offering to pay the difference, can we all acknowledge that Open Tracker roller spring perches are the best thing ever and move on to the subject at hand?
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ouch I only paid $250 for my 66 coupe...
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ouch I only paid $250 for my 66 coupe...
Wait... what?
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I would contact Scott Drake and ask them about the construction of the perch.

What is the bearing material? Rubber, poly or metal?


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yes blake $250 I just got reg spinng saddle ... its a I6 66
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I put a set on my 65 GT a while back. Performance is what you would expect. That is no suprizes and handling is in line with a stock spring seat. Feels, through the steering wheel, a bit looser, is standard type construction with rubber inserts and the added zerk is a nice touch. Instructions say don't grease for two years. I put them on my car because the originals, rubber inserts, were pretty much shot and I had some unwanted noise when going over road bumps. No handling or noise problems since install so these spring seats get an OK from me. Brian
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I have a set, but they r not on the car yet...

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Try the Open...oh, nevermind. I went with the standard Scott Drake. Interested to hear the opinions as well. My car is still on the lift and going to be a while before it's on the road, so no insight from me...

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Got em on my 67. They work great and are a good alternative to roller perches.

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I would contact Scott Drake and ask them about the construction of the perch.

What is the bearing material? Rubber, poly or metal?
There's no need to call anybody. From the CJPP website:

"This coil spring perch is constructed from a high quality stamped steel and has synthetic elastomer bushings that are state of the art pieces."
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