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Old 02-20-2007, 08:44 AM
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i have a 74 Camaro and it is low to the ground an scrape on the smallest bump. have tired everything possible to raise..shocks, springs, shortie headers. and i figure the only way now is to get standard tires on it...does not look good with standard tires...any ideas

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Old 02-20-2007, 11:08 AM
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i have a 74 Camaro and it is low to the ground an scrape on the smallest bump. have tired everything possible to raise..shocks, springs, shortie headers. and i figure the only way now is to get standard tires on it...does not look good with standard tires...any ideas
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If new stock springs didn't help, I guess you'll have to try a taller tire. Most Camaros run a 25.5 inch tire.

Eaton Detroit Spring can make you new taller springs,

but it will look dorky with tiny tires and sitting up like a 4wd.
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If you have replaced the worn out front coil springs with NEW springs from your local auto parts store, about $100 the pair, and the ride height did not change...well that can't happen.
Shocks unless they are AIRSHOCKS(only available for the rear), will not change the ride height of a car anyway.
If your car rides too low in the rear, a pair of new leaf springs would be in order.
So, what have you really done here?
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i have replaced the new coil springs and with that got the shocks of course.... did not want to get rid of the low profile tires but guess gotta do what ya gotta do
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Is the problem too low in the front or back or both?

I had a 72 Camaro that had sacked out leaf springs, so I replaced them with a set from a 4 door Nova that was about a 74 or 75. It was a direct fit even for me when I was your age!

What size tire are you running on the front now?
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Is the problem too low in the front or back or both?

I had a 72 Camaro that had sacked out leaf springs, so I replaced them with a set from a 4 door Nova that was about a 74 or 75. It was a direct fit even for me when I was your age!

What size tire are you running on the front now?

the problem is in the front...the back is fine....getting new tires next month so i will see if this fixes the problem if not i will have to look into getting leaf springs...see i live in colorado and they dont take care of the roads much where i live and the smallest pothole i scrape..i mean used to cuz i have this place maped out where to not go fast...also looking at getting new powerboster and all that other jazz for my breaks....any1 live in colorado that could put everything on cheep or know a place good near grand junction?
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How much did these new front springs cost you, and who installed them?

Did you see them install them and how much did it cost to install them?

I am asking, because you may have got ripped off.
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How much did these new front springs cost you, and who installed them?

Did you see them install them and how much did it cost to install them?

I am asking, because you may have got ripped off.

where u asking me?
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where u asking me?
Why.........??

Because, if you replaced the springs with new ones, there is no way it rides at the same height. I was wondering if someone told you they changed the springs, charged you for it, but didn't.................
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Why.........??

Because, if you replaced the springs with new ones, there is no way it rides at the same height. I was wondering if someone told you they changed the springs, charged you for it, but didn't.................
naa i have not gotten new ones yet im stuck in a bind here damn
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You can get these rubber jobbies at a parts store that fit in between the coils of the springs, which will lift it a bit. But new springs are your best bet....

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...=KeywordSearch
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You did not say if the problem was front or back---it isn't setting on a radical rake IS IT ? you know, the rear waaaay in the air
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He did say it was only a problem with the front end. I'm having the same problem. But my nova has a 2-3 inch lift in the back and chopped front springs (Not my handiwork..)
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