All Leaf Springs are not created equal!
Global West Multi-leaf Road Race / Auto X Springs for the 1967, 1968, and 1969 Camaro/ 1968-1974 Nova.
Category 5 Rear Leaf Springs (CAT-5) have spherical bearings installed in the front and rear eyelets rather than bushings. Del-A-Lum bushings are supplied in the rear frame area along with shackles and specific hardware. The CAT-5 is the ultimate leaf spring combination.
Global West leaf springs lower the right height about 1 1/2″ and provide additional spring rate. We pay attention to the length, material, thickness, clamp location, and types of pads when designing the most effective spring.
The Global West Advantage:
When using leaf springs from Global West Suspension, they will reduce, if not eliminate, wheel hop during launch! Wheel hop can be a result of many factors; however, springs have a great deal to do with it. Our forward segment of the leaf is designed to control rap up, which if left unchecked, it will cause the leaf to load and unload, resulting in wheel hop.
Control excessive squatting.
Reasons to use CAT-5 Leaf Springs:
Using spherical bearings in the eyelets allow the rear end to tilt during corners keeping the inside and outside tire flat on the pavement. This also works over bumps reducing the sharpness.
The spherical bearing and bushing combination do not allow the leaf springs to move laterally, standard rubber and polyurethane bushings do. Therefore using a CAT-5 system eliminates the use of a panhard rod or any other lateral-locating device.