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GM E-body front springs

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GM E-body front springs

Post by 2seater » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:56 pm

I know this is a pretty mundane subject but the E-bodies I am referring to are the late 80's-early 90's, fwd, strut suspension with F41 option. Cars include, Olds Toronado, Buick Riviera/Reatta, Cadillac Eldorado. I have a parts manual but the factory springs are discontinued everywhere I have looked, so I am left with looking for the original spring specifications. The GM part numbers are 22528245, 8244 and 8243, stiffest to softest. What I am looking for are the usual types of information for picking a spring: configuration, diameter, bar diameter, free height, installed height, spring rate, installed height load etc.. I think this information may have been in an old Moog suspension catalog I had but it has gone missing and a call to Moog yielded "I don't have that information". I have never found a qwik strut available either which may have been a source for the information. Any leads greatly appreciated.

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Re: GM E-body front springs

Post by pdq67 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:32 pm

I have an old thick, (I think?), MOOG spring book that what you need might be in it?

It is silver colored with blue lettering..

I also have an old thick radiator book listing about ALL radiators ever installed.

These books are what the, "Parts Guys", had on their counter back then before the computer took over! You know, the bunch of books that stretched like 3 feet they always thumbed through!!

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Re: GM E-body front springs

Post by 2seater » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:42 pm

I have a couple of cast offs from parts stores too. I grab them when offered for just the above reason, but I cannot find the old suspension catalog. I may have to do it the empirical way and take one apart when the weather warms up.

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