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Old 07-02-2007, 05:19 PM
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Drop my camaro

Hello,

I have a 67 camaro that was restored about 5 years ago. When they bilt the car they replaced the springs front and rear. It has the stock small block springs up front and and new multi leaf springs in the rear. I just put 17" Amaerican raceing rims on the car and I want to drop it around 2" in the front and 3 inches in the rear.

1st question
Can I drop the rear with removing the shortest spring in the spring pack. ( i believe it has 4 leafs). How much will that drop it? do the Drop blocks that are at Pep boys fit this car, the universal ones that fit light duty trucks and cars. I was considering removing the short spring and a 1-2" block.

2nd question
I probably will buy a set of drop springs but if i wer to cut the front springs how much do you have to cut in order to drop it 1-2 inches. 1 ful coil?

At this point i don't want to spend the $350 to buy a set of drop springs that probably won't give me the amount of lowering i want.

Currently the car has about 2" between the tire and the opening of the fenerwell in the front and about 4" in the back.
P.S. I am going for the Pro touring look.

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Ron
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:52 AM
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Help Me lower my camaro

Is there anyone who can help me out with the above question. Any information would be appreciated.
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Ron
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:04 PM
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Speedway has 2" dropped spindles for early Camaros for $240.00 and a disc brake kit for another $240.00.
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Droped camaro

Sorry but i have been away from my computer. Thanks for the replies. I really was wondering about the rear suspension.
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I used 1" drop blocks on my T/A for the rear and it dropped it a bit more then an inch. I also did a no no with the coils and heated them and basically lost a little over an inch. It sounds like your car is to nice to be heating coils. I would put the 1" drops in the back and see how that looks if it's not low enough then take them back and get the 2" drop blocks. Spend the extra money on some dropped spindles or shorter coils. I am in no way recommending that you heat your coils. Which i doubt you would anyway. Thats my 2 cents. Good luck.

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Thanks for the reply Mark. Have you ever removed the shortest leaf in your rears suspension. How much do you think that would lower the car.
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I have'nt removed any leafs. But i doubt it would lower it that much. But i really don't know for sure. Sorry.

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