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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:23 pm 
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tristinGrind wrote:
Im going to be going with a 15x8 +10 with 175/55/15 I think.


Good on ya. That is exactly what you need to make it work. 8)

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Im trying to decide if I should just go with a stiffer cut spring for the rear or actually shell out the $500 for a coilover setup.


IMO, Coilovers are ideal for those who want to change the ride height often, or for those who need to corner weight the car for track duty. For everyone else, static drop is where it's at. Dodge D50 truck front springs are great for the rear of a 510, firm but not punishing, cheap to buy, and already a known quantity. :tu:

You can cut those to a good height and get a 700-750 spring rate, which translates to a 185-200 wheel rate. You can also get regular 5" circle track springs in almost any rate you want for a few bucks more.

General rule of thumb for a 510 is to take the spring rate and divide by 3.8 to get the wheel rate. So an 800 pound spring in a 510 has a 210 pound wheel rate.


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:45 pm 
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Come spring time, those coil-over rings are going to be really hard to budge. :wink:

It would be cool, though. 8)

You could just as easily make some spring spacers as well? A 1/4" spacer under the spring will raise the car almost an inch.


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:55 pm 
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FWIW, they are only about $40-50 a pair new. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:57 pm 
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From http://www.rockauto.com


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1987 DODGE MINI RAM 2.6L
156cid L4 :
Suspension : Coil Spring
MOOG Part # CC762 Sold In Pairs
Frt Susp; A/T; w/o A/C; Variable Rate Springs
Frt Susp; w/A/C; Variable Rate Springs

$47.89 pair



Circle track springs are usually at most around $80-90 a pair.

Summit has some for $47.88 each. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AFC-20750


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:30 am 

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Fantastic project :D . These cars are super rare in the UK, probably about 10 of these and you never see them at shows. The car would look great if it was a darker colour 8) . Hey, how about an SR20 engine in this :P

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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 4:55 am 
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Looking good. 8)


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