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Old June 13th, 2018, 06:07 PM   #1  
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Sagging Rear Leaf Springs on 1958 Olds 88


I purchased a set of new 70-195 leaf springs for my 1958 Olds 88 and very disappointed in them. I was hoping they would raise my sagging rear end a few inches but they are no better the original ones I replaced. When I jack up differential the springs flat out fairly easy.

I got them on an accidental mark down and the seller (SD Truck Springs) will only take them if I pay for return shipping. The seller states these are made by Dayton Parts USA Harrisburg, PA

Anyone have similar experience with these 70-195 leaf springs?

Anyone know of helper springs I add to make more stiff?


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Old June 13th, 2018, 06:21 PM   #2  
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I would take it to a shop that does spring work, there are a few around DFW. If your a member of the N Texas Olds club I'm sure someone can give a shop recommendation. The shop can re-arch the new or old and add leaf's to get what ever height you desire. Member redoldsman lives in the are and has a vintage Olds also. He may be able to point you to one.
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Old June 13th, 2018, 08:58 PM   #3  
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I haven't used a spring company in the area although I probably need to since my car sits a little lower on the left side. I would give Weaver Spring & Brake a call. Their website says they are in Hutchins. They cater to truck mostly but they have been around for decades. They used to have a place in east Dallas until development took over. Here is a link to their website.
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