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Old 05-13-2005, 02:59 PM
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Hey everyone I am thinking about my first car, (again) haha. I have a lead on a 1970 olds. 442. I was thinking about ( i think that is what i need or what its called) shackling the rear i want it to be about 3 inches higher. Duel exhaust, line locks and headers. I am not going to race it or anything its gotta look cool, but occasionally I would like to drop it into 3rd and leave the little ****** "rice burners" behind me. HAHA
The problem is that i can not find the lift for the rear can any of you guys give me a link or something that would help. Any feedback would be great.

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442 rear end lift

442 has multi-link coil spring rear suspension....It is not designed to be lifted....If you use air shocks to raise the rear it will look cool, but handle like an old VW Beetle....I suggest you go to a MOOG spring dealer....Get them to show you their catalog....Find your springs....Then find springs where everything is the same, except they are about 2-3" taller....
Swap 'em out and you're done....Going to a stiffer front sway bar (off an old Firebird) will accomodate the increased rear roll couple....
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