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Old 05-15-2011, 06:18 PM
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Bye the way, Cobalt please explain why shackles would be ideal??? And no, tires or wheels don't stick out at all. The guy just wanted as much tire contact as he could being that this car was going to be built as a street/strip car.
I said they would NOT be ideal, and the reason is because jacking the a-- end up in the air changes the camber of the front end along w/doing nothing good for traction, handling or even braking/safety.

But if you've taken this and the other downsides into consideration and you still want to use them- go for it. Just don't make it sound like it's the correct way to set up a rear suspension for best all around traction and handling. The ONLY thing long shackles on an otherwise stock vehicle has going for them is they are cheap and any hack can usually install them, if they can borrow a big enough piece of pipe to put over the end of their crescent wrench to break the nuts loose.

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Old 05-15-2011, 06:21 PM
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Chances are the leaf springs are old and sagging....New springs will bring it back to proper height.....If not, add one leaf.....That's not expensive....and its not rocket science.....
Good advice, IMO. And if the rear end isn't high enough w/that- the wheels and/or tires are just plain wrong for the application.
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These guy's should have what you need to lift it up properly. http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/leaf-s...s/chevy/camaro .


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Yes I saw those lifting springs but they don't have them for MY year 71'. Thanx Elco and Altec.
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