Front Coil Springs - Chevrolet Nova - MOOG moog-5278

  • moog-5278 Front Coil Springs - Pair

Front Coil Springs - Pair

Manufacturer: MOOG
Part Number: moog-5278
Price: $143.10

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  • Moog fulfills their warranty through their individual dealers. That means that in order to receive warranty support, you will have to refer back to the original dealer you purchased the part from. Be sure to check the dealer's warranty support before you buy the part to make sure that they will properly support the warranty. If a dealer will only refer you back to the manufacturer in order to receive warranty support, then you may not actually have any warranty at all.

    WARRANTY:

    Moog Premium Steering Components carry a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Moog R-Series Control Arms, Hub Assemblies, and Strut Assemblies carry a 3 Year Warranty.

    Moog warranties their parts to be free of defects in materials and/or workmanship during these timeframes as measured from the date of purchase.

    If a Moog part should fail due to materials or manufacturing defect while under warranty, we will provide a replacement of the part upon return of the defective part.

FitmentFront Coil Springs - Pair moog-5278 fits these vehicles:

Front Coil Springs - Chevrolet Nova - MOOG moog-5278

Moog's Coil Springs

Designed to be more than OE replacements, Moog's coil springs come with a variety of shapes and ends. This selection, combined with Moog's lifetime warranty handled right here at DST, lends security to whichever choice you might make. While they are certainly higher quality than the OE springs, each of Moog's coil springs were designed to still have the same spring rate. Having the same spring rate allows for an easier install and a more accurate restoration for your vehicle's ride.


End Type

Coil Springs have three types of ends: Square, Tangential and Pigtail. It is important that you select a coil spring that matches BOTH your end types, otherwise the coil spring won't fit. Your OE coil spring could have the same type ends, or a combination of both.


Type 1: Squared

With a Squared end, the final coil is bent back to touch the coil before it. The easiest way to know if you have a squared end is to stand the coil spring straight up. A squared end will let the spring sit flat on the ground and stay standing.

Moog Universal Coil Springs Squared


Type 2: Tangential

A Tangential end looks like it would just keep on going forever if the spring continued. The last coil is not bent back and it is not the pigtail (see below). Instead, the tangential coil spring looks as though a normal coil was just cut, otherwise it would have kept winding on forever. If you tried to stand it up straight, it would fall.

Moog Universal Coil Springs Squared


Type 3: Pigtail

The Pigtail is probably the easiest to identify. Its defining characteristic is the pig tail shape at the end. The final coil is squared off, but is a much smaller diameter than the rest of the spring.

Moog Universal Coil Springs Squared

Spring Type

Moog offers two types of springs for a universal fitment: Constant Rate and Variable Rate.

Constant Rate

Moog Constant Rate coil springs return your vehicle to the original specifications. The rate at which the spring compresses and rebounds remains constant regardless of the amount of load on the spring. These coil springs are heat treated, have a weather resistant finish and use a urethane protective tube.

Moog Universal Coil Springs Bar Diameter



Variable Rate

Moog Variable Rate coil springs can be used as an original replacement or an upgrade to carry heavier loads. The resistance changes as the spring compresses, becoming progressively stiffer as the load on the springs increase. The springs include a "comfort range" with tightly spaced coils to give a smooth ride, and include a "load range" with widely spaced coils to minimize deflection and maintain chassis height when the vehicle load increases.

Moog Universal Coil Springs Bar Diameter
Fitment for moog-5278
MakeModelYear RangePositionDrive WheelQuantity RequiredEngine BaseEngine VINEngine Designation
ChevroletCamaro1980Front Quantity 1 3.8L V6 229cid
ChevroletCamaro1980Front Quantity 1 3.8L V6 3800cc/231cid
ChevroletCamaro1977-1974Front Quantity 1 4.1L L6 250cid
ChevroletCamaro1974-1973Front Quantity 1 5.7L V8 5736cc/350cid
ChevroletCamaro1974Front Quantity 1 4.1L L6 4097cc/250cid
ChevroletCamaro1973-1971Front Quantity 1 5.7L V8 350cid
ChevroletCamaro1970Front Quantity 1
ChevroletCaprice1983-1981Front Quantity 1 5.0L V8 305cid
ChevroletCaprice1982-1981Front Quantity 1 4.4L V8 267cid
ChevroletNova1979-1976Front Quantity 1 5.0L V8 305cid
ChevroletNova1979-1975Front Quantity 1 5.7L V8 350cid
ChevroletNova1975Front Quantity 1 4.3L V8 262cid
PontiacCatalina1967-1965Front Quantity 1
PontiacFirebird1981-1980Front Quantity 1 3.8L V6 3800cc/231cid
PontiacFirebird1981-1980Front Quantity 1 4.3L V8 265cid
PontiacFirebird1981-1979Front Quantity 1 4.9L V8 301cid
PontiacFirebird1980Front Quantity 1 5.0L V8 305cid
PontiacFirebird1976-1971Front Quantity 1 4.1L L6 250cid
PontiacGrand Prix1967Front Quantity 1
PontiacLeMans1973Front Quantity 1 4.1L L6 250cid
PontiacParisienne1985-1983Front Quantity 1 5.0L V8 305cid
PontiacPhoenix1979-1978Front Quantity 1 5.0L V8 305cid
PontiacPhoenix1979-1978Front Quantity 1 5.7L V8 350cid
PontiacVentura1977-1975Front Quantity 1 5.7L V8 350cid
PontiacVentura1977Front Quantity 1 4.9L V8 301cid
PontiacVentura1977Front Quantity 1 5.0L V8 305cid
PontiacVentura1976-1975Front Quantity 1 4.3L V8 260cid
PontiacVentura1975Front Quantity 1 4.1L L6 250cid

question_answer Customer Questions and Answers


Question:
What is the difference between 5276 and 5278 for a 1972 Camaro?
Answer:
Differences are: 5276 fits only a 5.0L https://www.suspension.com/moog-5276 ID = 4.09 in Bar Diameter = 0.65 in Spring Rate = 303.00 lbs per inch Load= 1981.00 lbs Installation Height = 10.50 in Free Height = 17.05 in 5278 fits only a 5.7L L https://www.suspension.com/moog-5278 ID = 4.09 in Bar Diameter = 0.65 in Spring Rate = 298.00 lbs per inch Load= 2083.00 lbs Installation Height = 10.50 in Free Height= 17.50 in ...see more

Question:
Will part number 5278 fit my 1980 camaro 3.8L?
Answer:
Yes, part number 5278 will fit the 1980 camaro 3.8L.