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Old 04-02-2004, 02:46 PM
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Extra-High-Lift coil spring for 72 chevelle

Figuring out which coil springs to get is like figuring out black magic.

Can anyone tell me if these spring are any good?

http://www.jcwhitney.com/webapp/wcs/...X&appId=399801


http://www.jcwhitney.com/webapp/wcs/...X&appId=466899


Anyone ever use the Extra-High-Lift coil spring from JC Whitney??? If so what did you think of them??

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I had a '66 Chevelle and replaced the springs with Whitney's back in 1980. They worked well but the fronts were a bear to get in. When they say EXTRA they mean it! Ride was plenty stiff with a small block. They seemed to be direct replacements and besides having to compress the heck out of them they were alright! They did lift it about 4 inches so I had to realign and set toe-in.
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Old 04-02-2004, 03:35 PM
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Thanks for the quick response Dragon J,

I think I will give them a try, I am after the beefed up look, but donít want the front end to high.

Any pics of the 66 chevelle with the new springs???

I believe if they raise the front to high I can cut half of a coil off of each spring, I donít think the rear springs can be cut.

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You don't want to lift the rear too high. It throws the geomerty of your suspension out, causing bad handling and accessive wheel hop.....
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Old 04-02-2004, 10:32 PM
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poncho62,

I am trying to clear some big meats on the back, and keep my the front tires from rubbing, and I like the heavy duty look.

I am trying to be careful not to create a problem, but I have no experience with suspension and will be learning though trial and hopefully not error.

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I did the same thing with the rear of my 70 Chevelle, wanted to clear tires with reverse offset wheels. Caused nothing but problems with wheelhop. Ended up lowering the rear again and putting regular offset wheels on. Wheelhop went away.

What size tires are you trying to get under there?, the wells are plenty big for most tires.
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