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Old 04-02-2009, 09:00 AM
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The best way to lowing the rear about 1in on a 84 monte carlo

a good cheap way lower a 84 mont carlo in the rear
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:08 AM
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I had a G-Body Monte once that I had dropped 2" all around. For the life of me I can not remember what I used for springs.
I know there are a few aftermarket springs available to drop it, but that may not fit into the "good cheep way"
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Talk with the experts....
http://www.eatonsprings.com/
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what about heating them
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what about heating them
Thats debatable... Some people might say its fine others will say NO.. Depends what your wanting to use the car for.. I personally wouldnt cut heat or anything along those lines.. U lose strength ride quality and so on.. I would jus buy a quality set of springs and drop spindles .. Belltech
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Without trying to be sounding like a wisea$$ , a bag of tube sand from Home Despot will take care of an inch. If you want to get serious and do a nicely proportioned 4 corner lowering, then the folks at Eaton Spring noted above can handle the job
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:20 AM
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You can buy a pair of rears from Eaton for $190 if you can get the jobber price, or you could buy a front and rear Eibach set for $220
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figure out the spring rate and height you need and order them from Afco for $25 each.

Do not cut, do not heat, do not modify stock springs. Cutting them provides unpredictable results. Heating them sends billions of little stress fractures through them.

In my opinion, modifying stock springs is like using an angle grinder to modify a cam. They're cheap to buy new, and the chances of messing up things is way too high to be modifying things.

If you just want to lower it and don't care about handling, ride quality, or safety, go ahead and modify them. Otherwise, cough up the $100 and put other springs in it.
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