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I think it is time to replace the rear springs on my 56 as they appear to have lost most of their original arch. Another shoebox owner I talked to said that when he replaced the springs on his car he was disappointed as now the rear of the car sits too high in the air. I don't know whose springs he purchased but I was wondering if those of you who have replaced the your springs found this to be a problem?
 

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No, I noticed a rear sag and that's why I replaced mine. After putting on new 4-leaf springs it sits level like it should. I got mine from ESPO Springs n Things.
 

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I can`t say for sure because i put 5 leaf on mine but it still isn`t finished so all the weight isn`t on the springs yet. Right now it sits a little high but thats fine with me.
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Way back when my 57 was my daily driver the rear end was sagging a bit so I removed the leaf springs took them apart and rearched them myself with a couple pieces of 4x4 and a big hammer, oh don't forget the earplugs, the first time around I arched them too much and the ass end stuck up like a skunk getting ready to spray, back to the shop but you can get just the stance you want and that was at least ten years ago and it didn't cost a dime, actually I did them at work so I got paid while doing the job.
 

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I replaced my dearched 4 leaf springs with 5 leaf...It sits a little high, so I added 1"owering blocks...But the 5 leaf springs really stiffened up the suspension...One of these days I am going to crawl under there and remove one leaf to soften it up and lower it a little more...
4 leaf springs came on sedans and hardtops; 5 leafs came on wagons, police and taxi and commercial applications.
My suggestion would be to stay with 4 leaf springs.
 
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