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Old 04-12-2009, 12:46 PM
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Anything wrong with these?

Hey guys is there anything wrong with using one of these kits if I just need to raise my rear end a couple of inches? http://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/758537/10002/-1
I couldn't see how it would alter the leafs geometery and it seems like a pretty straight forward way to pick up the rear end. Any input appreciated.

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There shouldn't be any problem as long as they are an angled block to allow the pinion change.
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If the leaf spring is under the axle, (as it is in a Camaro), those spacers will be acting as lowering blocks, not lifting blocks...

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Good point Mikey, didn't really realize that. Next question being is it possible for me to relocate the leafs ABOVE the axle to raise the rear end? How hard would this to be and what modifications would be needed?

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Relocating the springs might raise it too much.

You could use a pair of extended shackles.
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raising rear

you can buy spring mounting brackets to weld to your housing, doing that will usually raise the rear about 6 inches. with that much rear lift you will need to get the front suspension realigned to set the castor.. Usually you can have the stock springs rearched for a little lift. . I just used a harbor freight pipe bender with the smallest die to reverse a spring for my 1922 T speedster. I traced the spring patern on the floor, then marked the spring leaf at 1 inch spacing then started gradually working it along and bent it until it was flat then kept going until it was arched the opposite way. that dropped the front about an inch. it took about 1/2 an hour for 1 leaf. .
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I would not do that.....if you relocate the axle above the leaf springs...all you have to do is weld new spring perches on the bottom of the axle, set up your new pinion angle, your car will sit about 6 or 7 inches higher than it does now and then you can re-arch your springs or use 5" worth of lowering blocks to get it level again.. Yes I am being sarcastic...


Get some airshocks, loadlevelers, new springs, re-arch your springs or at this point even buy those shackles that everyone warned you about in your last thread.

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even buy those shackles that everyone warned you about in your last thread.
Ha- I missed that one.

In any event, shackles can be used to get an inch or two- safely and w/o drama. I'm not talking about the gold chain, leisure suit, jacked up a foot with the rear tires hanging 8 inches outside of the wheel wells Camaro-T/A look of the '70's!

IMHO, like most things, there's a right and wrong way of using them. Much of the success in using them depends on their construction.
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