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Old 09-18-2002, 11:38 AM
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i read a how to article about putting f body rear coil springs in a monte carlo to lower the rear. think it will work in an el camino[i think the set up is the same]

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I would also like to know this.
How much would it lower it?
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The CC635 is the Moog recommended "Cargo Coil" for '82-'00 f-bodies (Camaro Firebird) This spring will fit a g-body with the rubber upper spring isolator from the '82-'00 f-bodies. Apparently GM still carries these, they are in any junkyard that has an '82-'00 f-body, and Jegs apparently has poly ones. In most F41 g-bodies, there is a small metal "cup" bolted to the frame, opening downwards. This cup holds the rubber isolator in place nicely, and lessens the likelihood of the spring coming out, but unless you go airborne, this is not a concern.

The reason why the f-body spring is listed here is because it is firmer than the g-body spring as well as having a single pigtail configuration. The g-body springs have a pigtail on top and bottom, meaning that if you want to lower the car, you're out of luck. With the f-body springs, only the bottom is pigtailed (which seats on the rear axle) but the top can be trimmed to lower the car.[this is what i found they are talking about a monte carlo but i think it will work on a el camino they also say a stock s-10 front spring in an a/g body will lower it about one inch]

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