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Old 04-29-2004, 10:44 PM
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Dropping front and Raising Rear

I have coil suspension in the front and rear. It is a 1980 impala and i want to drop the front and raise the rear up. I have a lot of spring spreaders in it right now but i want to make it higher. I was thinking about putting bigger tires on it but I was wondering if there is another way to raise the rear. Thanks.

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Old 04-30-2004, 09:08 PM
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Taller springs or spring sliders about the easiest way. Spring rubbers will do a better job of spreading coils.
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It seems that recently someone was looking for the same type of info, and was suggested getting springs from a station wagon. May want to look at that.
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Get the springs for a Police Package Caprice. You can jack the back up with air shocks.

No offense, cars with the backends jacked up look terrible, handle even worse, and stop even worse than that.
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NOt sure about the look you are going for, but if you just want a rake, drop the front only and you'll be set. You could also use mixed wheels/tires too. (15's/16's in front with 17's/18's in back)


If you are intent on using bigger springs, use front coils in the rear. this will raise it because of the spring ratio being higher, but it will get more stiff too....good luck!
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