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Old 06-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #26
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I run the same Tru-Coil springs as Justin blu92in99 mentioned above, these can be purchased through Speedway. The rears are 245's cut down with 240 upper perches installed.

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As you can see below you definitely need cut down the front bump stops



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Old 06-26-2011, 11:41 PM   #27
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mine has no front bump stops anymore
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:18 PM   #28
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I'm planning to juice mine.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:12 PM   #29
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Hey! it did let me revive this 8 year old thread.

I have a set of 245 rear springs and looking for 240 perches. what should i get for the front of my 72 142E? I'm talking to bluecoil springs about their 5x8's. they currently have 450lb/in and 500lb/in.

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Old 09-17-2019, 09:19 AM   #30
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what should i get for the front of my 72 142E?
I put Lesjofors lowering springs on my '72 142E from SKANDIX (link below). Wasn't quite happy with the amount of drop on the fronts so I cut 1 coil and added an isolator tubes to the ends to avoid metal-to-metal contact. Result is perfect IMO.

http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts...ering-kit/696/
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:13 PM   #31
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I put Lesjofors lowering springs on my '72 142E from SKANDIX (link below). Wasn't quite happy with the amount of drop on the fronts so I cut 1 coil and added an isolator tubes to the ends to avoid metal-to-metal contact. Result is perfect IMO.

http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts...ering-kit/696/
googles "isolator tubes"

interesting.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:08 AM   #32
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At that spring rate I’d probably start with a 10” spring. I don’t think 8” 450-500lb will be enough to keep it off the bump stops.
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