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Hi all-

my short question is- seems like im peace mealing the rear with mixed parts, im considering getting a ridetech front kit all in one- but for the rear, my checklist is subframe connectors, landrum springs (200 lbs) and a 1 inch rear sway bar.. is it ok to mix these components as they all seem to perform separate tasks-

200 is about the max for the street correct? worth converting from leaf in the rear? I understand these things cost $ but i really dont want to dump a ton in - 600-800 is about my budget for the rear.. probably about 1400 for the front if I decide to go with a full kit there-


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so got my 8.5 done this week thanks to u smart guys-

I have a bushing kit on the way for the rear and want to tackle the rear suspension and axle all in one-

I have a summit rear sway bar still in the box, Im considering adding subframe connectors too to to improve the rear end.. I also have those ugly summit neon green things that clamp onto the leaf springs to stop the axle twist but might go another route.

Now I lifted the rear 3 inches for the tires - and i have my eyes on a pair of landrum 200obs rear leafs im going to snag- for a nova (if they dont work ill resell em locally).. i read the nova springs do add height (which I want)..

my springs were the original rear for a i6/250 from the factory-
 

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Good point! apologies- currently I have severe side roll in the rear end.. I just want to improve the handling overall.. I dont throw it around at corners but do like to drive spirited- the suspension is like an old bed - i want to firm things up a bit and improve overall handling- the rear end is currently my focus so I can get the axle back in - summer approaching and glad i put in the posi unit-



You've stated what you have and what you have to work with but not your end goal.
 

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What car?
I’ll assume Nova
There’s nothing wrong with the mono leaf set up although I’m unsure if the rate you need or what rate the OEM’s are/were.
The sway bar will help a lot.
How did you raise the rear for tire clearance?
Are you going for the nose down/ass up look?
 

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hi - 77 camaro, i got the nova springs cos they do add height to the camaros.. yes leaf spring currently.

Spring rate is 200- i got a reply from landrum and he said the spring i mentioned was an excellent candidate - 200lbs mono leaf..

jason - kind of, not too crazy but I do have 275s in the back and like it a little raised, i extended the rear steel plates by cutting/welding them- im probably going to redo it (was 12 years ago).. it just adds alot of sway due to the geometry on the shackles is even more after lengthening them..

i guess the rear is a bit of a mixed bag then, sway, subframe connectors and
 
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