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It's time to replace the old leaf springs. Any recommendations? The car tends to sag a bit in the rear. I'm wondering how much new springs will change the stance. I've already replaced all 4 shocks with quality gas shocks.
Thanks in advance- Mike
 

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You definitely will be able to tell. Go to autokrafters.com if you’re looking for a reasonable pair.
 

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Sagging Rear

It looks to me from the old sales literature that the Cougars sat low in the back when they were brand new. A lot of the literature I've seen pumps the "European look"; I guess Europeans are into sagging rears. My 68 Standard sits low too, but I hesitate to change too much because I like the weight transfer on a hard launch.

Ron.
 

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Seeing as how slammed looks are all the rage in muscle cars nowadays, with a cougar, you just need a 1 or 2 inch drop in the front to make it look completely badass...
 

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I did my leafs about a year ago, but they didn't bring the rear up much. I sent them back recently and now am happy with the height. Taking them off the second time is easy. Not so for the first time. You may want to try a local spring shop, and tell them the height you want if you are not doing the job. There is a good shop in Pennsauken, NJ called Triangle Springs.

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Any time one works on either suspension bolts or ehaust bolts, I find wetting them down with WD-40 about a week before makes a world of difference.
 

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A trick I learned when the front bolt is rusted tight inside the front bushing and no amount of pent oil will help is to get out a saws all with a metal blade and reach in on both sides of the spring bushing and just cut the bolt. Saves alot of time and frustration. Just buy 2 new bolts when you get the springs, and while your at it you may want to pick up new shackles also as there really pretty inexpensive. mm
 
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