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02-19-2012 04:42 AM
poncho62 Glad you think you have it fixed...We will talk to you when you are having ride and wheel hop problems, if you have enough power to spin the tires
02-19-2012 04:35 AM
wayneooo not sure what kind of springs u have but u can add taller coil springs or add an extra leaf and that will give you more height w/o using air shocks or you can radius your wheel well openings a bit or just get smaller tires ...man this aint the 70's you wanna make your car look cool add some 29x9x15 cheeta slicks u wont need airshocks didnt even know they made airshocks still
02-16-2012 05:12 PM
cletusvandamme i fixed it. Having never dealt with airshocks before, I didnt let my compressor build up enough pressure to fully inflate the shocks. I let it build up to 150 psi and it allowed my shocks to go much higher. No more rubbing now.
02-16-2012 01:18 PM
prostreet6t9 Have you trimmed the lip on the inner fender?
02-16-2012 10:54 AM
ogre my son has a 68 elco, same suspension as your chevelle.
he ran air shocks for load management for a while with marginal results.
when he moved cross country he did the air bags like 70_malibu linked too.
now he can carry the extra load and not bottom his suspension out.
02-15-2012 08:23 PM
70_Malibu
No!

No guy. I joined this site just to warn you while I was doing a google search.

Your air shocks are worn out if you can't get your rear end off your wheels. Improper backspacing to begin with. If you HAVE to make do on the cheap, stick some air bags in your worn out springs: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AIR-60233/

Air shocks will punish your 40 year old shock mounts (if they're not busted already).

Good luck!

Edit: You don't want your arse up that high like in the second picture anyway. Handling, weight distribution, wheel hop, unnecessary wear on your trailing arms and front suspension... you want your car to squat and go.
02-06-2012 08:22 AM
klb9791 Put new coils in the rear. Moog #5419 will do the job. Simple install and the "load" is where the load is designed to be. If your car has any metal fatigue or rust at the upper shock mount area, too much load/lift can put your shocks in the trunk. Your car looks great the way it is, but that's just my opinion. I'd try to get some wheels that tuck inside the wheel wells.



Quote:
Originally Posted by cletusvandamme
I currently have airshocks on my 70 chevelle and even when fully inflated the sidewalls of the tires can still rub when I go over a bump. Are there any air shocks that can go higher?

this is fully inflated



want something that can go high:

02-06-2012 07:06 AM
stich626 70 chevelles don't need air shocks, the wheel tub is plenty big..

10 rims, on a 5" backspacing, fit..
with mighty wide tires.. no need to use airshocks, that aired up, make the ride suck, and the handling worse..
02-06-2012 06:20 AM
matts37chev
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSedan64
Your 'Fully Inflated' Pic looks like there's no air in them That's as high as they go? Something's not right, wrong Air Shocks maybe??
good point^^^^
not very high for fully inflated (1st pic)
02-05-2012 10:22 PM
SSedan64 Your 'Fully Inflated' Pic looks like there's no air in them That's as high as they go? Something's not right, wrong Air Shocks maybe??
Matt is correct about the Rim Offset, you could move the Tire in more.
http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp
02-05-2012 08:00 PM
matts37chev wheels need more backspacing (offset is wrong) so they sit farther in the wheel well
its that or get a size narrower tires
02-05-2012 05:48 PM
cletusvandamme
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com
There are spacers that install on the upper mount that will give you about 2 1/2" more height. But that is not your real problem. Incorrect offset wheels..
how do you mean incorrect offset? they are facing out towards the bottom? The part that rubs is right above the white lettering; the chrome trim and outer fender rub against the sidewall.

02-05-2012 05:37 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com There are spacers that install on the upper mount that will give you about 2 1/2" more height. But that is not your real problem. Incorrect offset wheels..
02-05-2012 05:06 PM
cletusvandamme
air shocks for 70 chevelle

I currently have airshocks on my 70 chevelle and even when fully inflated the sidewalls of the tires can still rub when I go over a bump. Are there any air shocks that can go higher?

this is fully inflated



want something that can go high:


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