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72 El Camino Suspension Advice

I have a 72 El Camino, I have a 450ish HP small block Chevy, 393 gears, posi, blah blah blah. It is basically a street car that goes to the drag strip a couple of times during the summer. Currently it has the original front shocks and springs in it, and to say they are worn out may be a understatement. I had one of the stock air shocks break in the back and a near stock replacement went in it's place. The back tires are about half a inch too wide to slide under the rear fenders so I keep about 100lbs of pressure in air shocks. It looks great like this, but when I mash the gas it won't hook up. The rear stands up instead of squatting down, and wheel hops violently. I am looking for a cheaper option to get this thing to still look good, not feel like I am driving a boat when I hit a bump, keep the fenders off the side walls, and hook up decently when I take it to the track.
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