MoparFins

Techical Discussions => Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION => Topic started by: Grady on June 08, 2009, 08:01:21 PM

Title: shackled up
Post by: Grady on June 08, 2009, 08:01:21 PM
68 fury iii i want to change to coil springs and air shocks on the rear...ny suggestions



Title: shackled up
Post by: Steve on June 08, 2009, 08:03:48 PM
Yeah. . .Don't do it
Title: shackled up
Post by: Steve on June 08, 2009, 08:08:33 PM
The sub-fremes are not made to handle it.  Besides, Torsion Bars are better than coils.
 
Guys have done it, but you don't hear about the post constructions and driveability problems.  Mostly poor handling and frames cracking.  Body mounts pulling out, stuff like that. 
 
Not trying to scare you, but it's all in the design.
Title: shackled up
Post by: Snotty on June 10, 2009, 09:47:08 AM
I agree with Steve.  Buy, there are no torsion bars on the rear.  Leaf springs are readilly available and you can install air shocks with those.
 
Having said that, I've had bad experience with air shocks, which is one reason why I agree.  The second thing is I've worked with coil springs on three occasions.  I prefer the torsion front/rear-leaf set-up of a Mopar!  I've never had a torsion bar or a leaf-spring break my finger.  But I did have a spring-compressor snap loose from a coil spring.
 
However, it's your car and the choice is yours.