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Old 12-23-2005, 06:26 PM
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I will be replacing the entire front suspension on my nova and had some questions. I willlbe replacing the springs that were cut to lower it with ral lowering springs but need to know if the 67-69 camaro springs are the same. I know it is the same frame but are not listed to fit both. also I know the rear suspension is the same and wanted to know if a rear swaybar from a first gen camaro would fit the 68-74 novas. any help is greatly appreciated.

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The rear suspensions are the same, with the exception of the top shock absorber mounting system. Factory sway bars have different mounting systems, but they're as rare as hen's teeth anyway. As far as aftermarket bars, Addco & Herb Adams VSE both listed the same part numbers for Nova & Camaro rear kits, but I don't know about other manufacturers. The Addco & VSE bars did not mount the same as factory ones.

Nova and Camaro springs will swap out, but there may be enough difference in front end weight that a spring that's right for one might make the other sit a little high or low. I wouldn't expect a huge difference, because the cars are so similar in total weight. Does the spring manufacturer not list the Nova?
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I was looking at the eibach springs and i can only find them for a camaro or bb nova. and the sway bars i was looking at are suspension techniques front and rear kit (also only for camaro).
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Might contact the manufacturers & see what they think. One thing to remember about lowering a Nova is that the wheelwells are not very big. My '72 sits a little low (subframe is about 4-1/2" off the ground), and 225-60/15's on 15x7 Rallys rub where the most central fender-well-to-fender bolt goes if you turn even a little bit sharply on a wavy or bumpy surface. I took the bolt out, but the area around the hole still rubs enough to stay shiny.
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My subframe used to be 2"s from the ground when i bought it and 4" blocks in the back. Now it has cut 350 springs that the guy gave me when i bought it. It has 215/60r15 on it now with factory iroc rims(not the knock offs everyone has).they are perfeclty centered in all the wheelwells.
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