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Old 12-28-2002, 10:36 AM
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i have air shocks but my tires rub any time i hit a bump with someone in the backseat. someone told me new coils. can any one help? <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[evil]" />

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I know this isn't the answer you'r lookin for but you'r wheels are to big for the car. Do you know whats going to happen when you blow one of those air shocks (been there done that) If you stiffen the suspesion up so they don't rub you car will lose it's ride quality. Back in high school I had L-60's on a 72 Chevelle with air shocks, one day the shocks blew and the fender lip chewed up the sidewalls on my new tires.

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You could get more of an offset on the rear wheels to tuck the tires under the car or not carry fat passengers in the back seat .
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years ago,I raised the rear of my 66 chevelle by using spacers between the spring pad on the rear end and the spring,[all it was.was a piece of 3" pipe[about 2-3" long] and a round plate of metal,with a longer bolt to hold everything together.plus a rounded piece of metal on top to hold the spring in the proper place]which went between the spring pad and the spring. you could buy the parts to raise the rear,plus they made a shock spacer which mounted at the top of the shock,so the travel of the shock didn't change,Don't know if you can still buy the parts.I would think you could,or you can make the parts. not hard to do.Hope that this helps.
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