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Old 11-07-2011, 05:08 PM
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76 cougar rear end

i want to raise rear end a few inches. never did before. anyy ideas?
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:18 PM
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Shackles,Air shocks,heavy duty rear shocks.. depends on how high ya wanna go! I think the shackles are your best bet.. someone here my have different ideas though
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:50 PM
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That car should have coils on the rear, just get the cast aluminum plates that bolt on the perch and Voila...Lift.
They sell them on E Bay for like 50 bucks, they never need air either.You can get 1 or 2 inch kits.
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I would also suggest before you do, park on level ground and measure to the wheel opening of the rear wheel from the ground to the trim piece, then put a jack under and lift the body till you get where you want it to set. Then measure the wheel openings again. That should give you an Idea the amount you want to lift it.I would think 2 inches would be plenty. anymore than that may shift enough weight forward that the front starts to drop and the car takes on the "stink bug " stance
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That cat looks good just the way it is IMHO, but anyway what are your plans for it larger tires and wheels ?



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If it was me (and I know it isn't), I'd be looking to drop the nose 2" and leave the rear end alone. Tires and rims, tint the glass, nice exhaust system- boulevard, here I come!
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Honestly I have to agree with cole and cobalt, it looks great where it sets.
White letter tires, just a little fatter would work very nicely,Oh and window tint
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