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Post Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:42 pm 
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how you going fellas, as some of you might know iv chosen to got back to standart leafs, but i got a stupid question :oops: what other leafs will bolt straight up to my zook that are longer, or do i need to get some custom ones . :oops: .

its time to get this baby flexin..ohhyhe :twisted:

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 12:05 am 
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I'd like some longer rear springs too because my 2" extended rear shackles are very vertical.

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 12:59 am 
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if you plan on extending the wheel base than mazda 808 spring will work great as they are long and 50mm

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:14 am 
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sshhhhh.....and mazda 323 panel van...... :roll:

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:14 am 
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sshhhhh.....and mazda 323 panel van...... :roll:

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:14 am 
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sshhhhh.....and mazda 323 panel van...... :roll:

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:29 pm 
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on ya joe !!
going sshhh !!
& posting it 3 times !!


but yes Mazda is the way to go !!
I run/ran standard length chassis , 808,s on the front & 323 wagon,s on the rear !!!

moved front forward 1" & rear back about 40mm !!!

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:38 pm 
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You had a shackle reverse up front too didnt u Moose?

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:46 pm 
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so how much longer are the 323 wagon springs over the stock suzi ones?.

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:54 pm 
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You had a shackle reverse up front too didnt u Moose?


yep !!
keeping it that way !! :D

will get exact measurements for ya B4T !!
going up to play on mine now !!! :D

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:14 pm 
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on ya joe !!
going sshhh !!
& posting it 3 times !!


but yes Mazda is the way to go !!
I run/ran standard length chassis , 808,s on the front & 323 wagon,s on the rear !!!

moved front forward 1" & rear back about 40mm !!!


bloody big fingers....little keyboard.... :roll:

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 5:37 pm 
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haha !!!
ok then ..........(approx measurments)
std rears ...1050mm
std frnts ....950mm
50mm wide

mzda808 ...1100mm
mzda323wag ..1150mm
50mm wide

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:46 pm 
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moose wrote:
haha !!!
ok then ..........(approx measurments)
std rears ...1050mm
std frnts ....950mm
50mm wide

mzda808 ...1100mm
mzda323wag ..1150mm
50mm wide


What are the measurments to the bolt? So do they move the diff or have you redrilled the springs and moved the bolt?

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Post Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:14 am 
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Ilooked into this awhile back but couldnt find any.
I might try again though as soon as the rear flexes the shackles invert :roll: (ome)
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:40 pm 
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Any progress on this, I was going to cut and move my shackle mountsto get a better shackle angle but putting in new springs would be easier.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:35 am 
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Put your rear springs in the front?
then those mazda 808 springs sound like they would work well in the rear.

Or get just custom mains made to your required length & stick the rest of your current leaves under em.


This is my flex with my current RUF setup.
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I'm running MQ fronts in the rear but they are 60mm so yeah prob a bit heavy.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:23 am 
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my best is still at the shop. but i checked out the angle of my shackels, it looks like it could in vert alot more, i think its just my shocks that are stoping the down travel. ill also be opening up the clip and dont a eclipitic rear.. WOOHOO FOR flex :twisted:

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:58 am 
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the good thing about the mazda springs is they have large bushes. alot of people will go a longer leaf without considering a larger bush......always use rubber or bonded.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:57 pm 
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the good thing about the mazda springs is they have large bushes. alot of people will go a longer leaf without considering a larger bush......always use rubber or bonded.


Can any mainstream spring shop source these packs? I'm thinking of getting a couple of packs and using the main leaf with my 2"ome rears. Problem with that is the ome shocks will severely limit droop. Guess I'll be going back to the cheap gabriels.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:09 pm 
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Got another Q. Running standard shackles in the back (got extended in the front and the back still sits higher grrrr). My current shackle angle with 2 inch lift is pretty well verticle. The 808s at an extra 50mm length would get me a relatively healthy angle right? Would the 323s at an extra 100mm put the angle too far back? I'm not really sure how the additional length of the spring would effect the eye to eye length once you take the arch into account.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:10 pm 
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not sure, but you have to make sure your second spring is as long as the main- or your going to bend the main. i'd use the main and second from the mazda stuff.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:53 pm 
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Alright gonna make a few calls and track down some 808s. I'm looking for 808 rears right? Anwyay I'll post up what I find out.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:40 am 
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if ya got a WT you can put the rear in the front without doin a chasis extension. You redrill the rear mounts back 20mm and run a longer shackle.
Everything bolts up and back to its original position.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:59 am 
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Yep, already done that. I'm looking for some longer rears. I called repco today (prob not the best source) and the girl was going to get back to me re the 808's but she's given me no love. Will have to ring some of the bigger suspension mobs and get them to track me some down.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:45 pm 
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Alrighty then, the places I've rung show no listing for lates 70s 808s or 323s. I've been told it would have to be a custom job. I'm guessing the regular sources don't make them anymore which means I'll have to check out the wreckers. I hate lying in the mud at the wreckers trying to crack rusted 30 year old bolts :lol:

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:19 pm 
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LMAO calling around and finally deciding I'll have to get some from a wreckers I thought "I don't even know what an 808 or 323 wagon looks like" at which point I stood up to stretch and looked out my office window. That car on the left is not only a Mazda 323 wagon but actually my GFs sister's car which I've driven.......this is why my boss tells me I'm brain dead daily......


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:19 pm 
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Alrighty then, the places I've rung show no listing for lates 70s 808s or 323s. I've been told it would have to be a custom job. I'm guessing the regular sources don't make them anymore which means I'll have to check out the wreckers. I hate lying in the mud at the wreckers trying to crack rusted 30 year old bolts :lol:


What the hell is wrong with you, I love poking around at wreckers :D

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:23 pm 
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LMAO calling around and finally deciding I'll have to get some from a wreckers I thought "I don't even know what an 808 or 323 wagon looks like" at which point I stood up to stretch and looked out my office window. That car on the left is not only a Mazda 323 wagon but actually my GFs sister's car which I've driven.......this is why my boss tells me I'm brain dead daily......


Looks like you've found your springs :lol:

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:02 pm 
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What the hell is wrong with you, I love poking around at wreckers :D


My love affair with wreckers died the day i spent two hours crawling through and lying in rank smelling mud underneath a terago trying to pry a pitman off.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:16 pm 
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I will be in the process of of putting my old rears in the front and picked up some mazda 323 wagon springs yesterday for $40 at my mums wreckers :lol: i love family...But i have found out, With my 2" kingsprings with leaves removed, they were crap with 235/75s, but with my new 33's the weight of them just pulls everything so it flexes sweet as. I think my shocks are acctually stopping me for more and my front brakelines :twisted:

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