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Old 01-09-2003, 01:04 PM
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Exclamation 75 Nova Suspension Height problems

I have a 1975 Buick Apollo (which IS a Nova...) and have some slightly wider wheels and tires. I have a small problem with the tires scraping on the fenders with any type of load and going over large bumps. I have ordered larger coils up front which is supposed to lift the front 3-4", as well as new 6 leaf springs for the rear and 2000 lb helpers. I have already made a set of custom rear shackles to raise the rear end some, but haven't recieved the new springs or helpers yet. My question is this... should all of this help keep the car off of the tires? I am also planning on ordering some air shocks for the rear as well. Since this is a street/strip car, I am not worrying too much about ride quality. ANY input on this is greatly appreciated, and you may email me direct at scottb1982@yahoo.com if you would like as well. Thanks a lot in advance!
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That'll probably do the trick but it would have been a lot cheaper and easier just to buy wheels with the correct offset to put the tires inside the wheelwells where they belong.

As far as your ride is concerned. Don't worry, you'll feel every pebble in the road with the springs you're going to use.

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Thanks for the input... I bought the wheels used, and the last set I had was even larger, and the offset was different, but too far the other way, so it rubbed the fenders and the leaf springs.... I'm really not looking to tub my baby yet... and finally, as far as feeling all the pebbles goes, I already do without all of the new springs, so no problem there... that's what the softer seats are for <img src="graemlins/pimp.gif" border="0" alt="[pimp]" />
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