Xhd springs move the axle back? My ds is now too short

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. 70Roadkill

    70Roadkill Well-Known Member

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    do the xhd springs move the axle back? I noticed my ds is now too short? Wtf I didn’t expect this. I can afford a new driveshaft. It’s barely on the fucking shaft now.

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    I can’t run it this way at the track
     
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    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla

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      I bet those are b body springs. Take a measurement from the center of the front eye bolt to the leaf spring locating pin. It should be 20".
       
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      • Tooljunkie

        Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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        Wrong springs or in bass-ackwards.
        Moving a diff back 1/2 to 3/4” but not that muckin fuch..
         
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        • 70Roadkill

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          About 22” from front bolt to axle center. Dammit.
           
        • RustyRatRod

          RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla

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          Well there you have it.
           
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          • rumblefish360

            rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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            What part number are the springs?
             
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            Yep 20" is correct
             
          • 70Roadkill

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            Thanks guys, getting correct ones ordered and return other ones.
             
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            • rumblefish360

              rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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              Excellent! Minor delay. Upwards and onwards!
               
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              • 70Roadkill

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                My debate is ss springs or Mancini xhd springs. Its a street strip car and I’m doing drag week this year, load the car up in 8 days.
                 
              • toolmanmike

                toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                Yep, no harm, no foul. You figured it out before loosing a driveshaft and doing some damage.
                 
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                  With that short of timeline you might not have much for choices.
                   
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