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Old 10-02-2006, 10:20 AM
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Nova Stance

I am looking at the rear end height of my '69 Nova, and it is higher than I would like. It is a 5 leaf rear spring set-up. What do you Nova owners do to drop the ride height in the rear? It only needs to come down about two inches to suit me. Thanks in advance.
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You can get lowering blocks at most any auto parts store.
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many places sell lowered leaf springs with a 1",1.5", or 2" drop.

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my nova only has one leaf spring on each side and its sets real good and level i would just take one leaf out of each side and see how much of a diffrence it made
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if you are building a performance oriented car.... removing leafs out of the leaf pack is not the best solution out there. By doing that you are decreasing the spring rate and you are also decreasing its ability to properly keep your axle in place. This also increases your chances of getting axle wrap and pinion pre-load. I would suggest purchasing a lowered leaf pack or convert it to a four bar.......
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Lowering Blocks

I have a 1967 Nova and just bought 3 leaf replacements for the mono's. What are my lowering options replacing the leafs is not an option because they were just bought and installed.
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You might take a look at this thread post # 18.

1967 Nova leaf springs
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I used a 2" block in mine works great heres a few photos
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Lowering Blocks

That definitly looks good. I was thinking of using blocks but my concern is over 600 pounds ot torque with a BBC. I'm hearing they won't be an issue but it still bothers me.
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What rear end you using sounds like moreof a concern?
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Rear End

12 Bolt Gm Eaton posi, 3.73 richmond gears, strange axles. I'm Not worried at all.
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Sounds like a fun car,
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JCW leaf springs

I just got my car road worthy and I got to say those springs aren't bad at all. What I did is jack my car up pretty high and dropped hard 4 times, the shackles repositioned the leafs straightened out now the car is just about stock height and I know over time they will relax down a little more also. I'll take some pics and post before and after. Now its front end time. By the way my new Posi and gears are kickin.
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Excellent !!!!!
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I used a 2" block in mine works great heres a few photos
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