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Old 03-02-2003, 09:23 AM
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hey I have a 77 firebird formula and I just put headers and a custom exhaust that comes out the front of the rear tires. my question is what is a good way to lift the rear so I have alot more clearence so I am not scraping my exhaust with the ground. I dont know if the leaf springs from jc whitney are the real deal because I do not see them anywhere else, or is there other ways to lift the rear.

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air shocks are faster easier to install and more adjustable.
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That car has been sitting/riding on them springs since 1977, air shocks are for sure the fastest/cheapest solution.

However, if you have the time/money, look into re-arching/replacing the springs. That way you can take out a lot of slop from the rear by changing the shackle bushings at the same time. This is something that will improve handling considerably.
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