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Old 10-31-2003, 07:18 AM
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I need some advice on smoothing out the ride on my 1925 Chevy sedan street rod. It has a 4" drop tube front axle with dual leaf and a 10 bolt rear with dual leaf and rides like a skate board! I expect some of that with the tube front and non independent rear but this seems a little extreme. I was thinking of changing shocks to coil-over or at least make sure what I have are the best application. Can anyone tell me how to size the shocks? I don't know the car weight it is a 4 door with small block chevy auto transmission with no AC. Current shocks are chrome street rod on the front and Monroe on the rear the eye to eye at rest is 12" Any Ideas that wont break the bank?

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How many leaves are in the springs? If there are several, remove the short ones which will significantly soften the ride without causing severe sag. If it does bow too much, any decent sized town usually has a spring repair shop that can re-arch the springs so they will have a higher stance while still being softer.

A LOT cheaper to try B4 shelling out for coil overs or independent suspension.
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