spring conversion question for PHB/TA conversion - Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 10-07-2009, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
Corral Elite Member
 
MVK13's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (28)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Phx, AZ
Posts: 752
spring conversion question for PHB/TA conversion

Hi All,

I can't afford a complete coil over conversion for the rear now. I am depleted after purchasing the MM TA/PHB. From everything I've read I'm going to need a higher rate spring than my 200/300 progressives and they're going to need to be longer than the stock springs @ "full droop".

Any suggestions/pointers on some sort of heavier spring without the full blown coil over conversion would be appreciated or should I just shut up and wait the 6-8 mos till I can afford a MM coil over?

I found this on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tchlink:top:en

Opinions on this setup with the 10"/375# or the 12"350#?

Would it help/be worth it on checking the body lean & understeer if I went with a HD front sway and that half way coil over conversion? I've never used QA1 and I've seen a lot of mixed feelings about their products.



Thanks All!


98 Vert: C Heads, Teksid, Coyote crank=4.75L, Manley rods, Custom DSS Pistons (11:1), 98 Intake cams, 01 Cobra intake+1/2" spacer, On3 FF+MP 70mm .63 AR, Snow Stage 2, J&S Vampire, Bilstein C/O fronts, UPR K W/MM Arms, 04 Cobra Rack, 98 T45+Tri-ax, 04 IRS+MM+FTBR, 3.55 Yukon, 2000 R Brembos+factory rears, Goodridge lines, 18x9.5 '09 GT500s, 6pt MM Bar. Thanks: My Mustang Gal, my Boys, NASVT, The Car Guy/Chandler Automotive Machine Services in Chandler AZ and my Buds
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MVK13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 10-07-2009, 06:58 AM
Registered User
 
2k2GT's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lenoir City, TN
Posts: 6,493
For under 200$ you can just use the MM 4XX-500 torque arm springs. I had no problem running normal sized/stock location springs with my TA/PHB combo.

2k2GT is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 10-07-2009, 09:47 AM
MFE
Super Moderator
 
MFE's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (9)
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 27,649
It depends on what rates you're running in the front, but you should have no problem finding used 390-420 conventionals or any number of similarly rated springs which are intended for exactly that purpose.
MFE is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 Old 10-07-2009, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
Corral Elite Member
 
MVK13's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (28)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Phx, AZ
Posts: 752
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2k2GT View Post
For under 200$ you can just use the MM 4XX-500 torque arm springs. I had no problem running normal sized/stock location springs with my TA/PHB combo.
Holy Smokes! Dunno how I missed that. Wonder why they didn't tell me about them when I was on the phone asking questions about that?! only told me about coil overs!! Thanks all!!

98 Vert: C Heads, Teksid, Coyote crank=4.75L, Manley rods, Custom DSS Pistons (11:1), 98 Intake cams, 01 Cobra intake+1/2" spacer, On3 FF+MP 70mm .63 AR, Snow Stage 2, J&S Vampire, Bilstein C/O fronts, UPR K W/MM Arms, 04 Cobra Rack, 98 T45+Tri-ax, 04 IRS+MM+FTBR, 3.55 Yukon, 2000 R Brembos+factory rears, Goodridge lines, 18x9.5 '09 GT500s, 6pt MM Bar. Thanks: My Mustang Gal, my Boys, NASVT, The Car Guy/Chandler Automotive Machine Services in Chandler AZ and my Buds
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MVK13 is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 10-07-2009, 11:22 AM
Registered User
 
2k2GT's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lenoir City, TN
Posts: 6,493
$$$$$$$$$$$$$
2k2GT is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 10-07-2009, 11:25 AM
Registered User
 
Trader Feedback: (4)
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 568
I have a set of rear H&R t/a rate springs I'll sell you for $50 + shipping. If you're interested I'll dig up the part number so we can check the specific rate and I can double check that they are what I think they are. I'm pretty sure they're the "race" rate.

Got Vic?
ESP Build Thread: corral.net/forums/showthread.php?t=916068
vicbaby is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 10-07-2009, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
Corral Elite Member
 
MVK13's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (28)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Phx, AZ
Posts: 752
Quote:
Originally Posted by vicbaby View Post
I have a set of rear H&R t/a rate springs I'll sell you for $50 + shipping. If you're interested I'll dig up the part number so we can check the specific rate and I can double check that they are what I think they are. I'm pretty sure they're the "race" rate.
Man you are the best, sadly I already ordered the MM springs this morning.

Thanks again!!

98 Vert: C Heads, Teksid, Coyote crank=4.75L, Manley rods, Custom DSS Pistons (11:1), 98 Intake cams, 01 Cobra intake+1/2" spacer, On3 FF+MP 70mm .63 AR, Snow Stage 2, J&S Vampire, Bilstein C/O fronts, UPR K W/MM Arms, 04 Cobra Rack, 98 T45+Tri-ax, 04 IRS+MM+FTBR, 3.55 Yukon, 2000 R Brembos+factory rears, Goodridge lines, 18x9.5 '09 GT500s, 6pt MM Bar. Thanks: My Mustang Gal, my Boys, NASVT, The Car Guy/Chandler Automotive Machine Services in Chandler AZ and my Buds
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MVK13 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 10-07-2009, 05:33 PM
Registered User
 
blue00gt's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: May 2003
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 1,604
You can also use the MM weld-in adapter and run coilover type springs in the stock location. This gives you alot more options for spring rates.

'00 Atlantic Blue GT - '03 Cobra swap, TKO600, full MM suspension
'01 Corvette - D1 blown stroker
'85 Mustang GT - bone stock except exhaust
blue00gt is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 10-07-2009, 06:50 PM
Registered User
 
2k2GT's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lenoir City, TN
Posts: 6,493
You mean like in the link he provided in his first post?
2k2GT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SN95 conversion (5 Lug conversion) kit Complete VAMUSTANGSUPPLY Drivetrain Parts 11 08-30-2010 08:42 AM
spring question on a FOUR cylINDER conversion Black 4.6 Beast General Mustang Tech 1 06-17-2007 05:05 PM
Need 5 Lug Conversion & Disc Conversion TrueBlueMustang Suspension 0 01-20-2005 09:28 PM
WTT Tremec 3550 conversion for built AOD conversion js5ohlx Drivetrain Parts 8 09-21-2004 02:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome