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Old 05/21/2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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question about lifting front end

besides a 07 gt/cs, i also have a 1970 convertible. i just put a set of cragar wheels on the 70 15x8 front 15x10 rear. i have air shock on the rear so it is no problem, but the fron rubs when i hit the brakes. is there some way to lift the front end up a little or do i have to upgrade the suspension in front?
any help is appreciated
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Old 05/21/2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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New variation of an old theme.

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Old 05/22/2008, 04:57 AM   #3
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Does it have the original springs?
Is it a small block car?

Going to a higher spring rate spring or replacing with new if original might possibly solve your issue

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Old 05/22/2008, 07:08 AM   #4
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New variation of an old theme.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/S...=spring+spacer

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Do the spring spacers work? I was thinking of raising my front end just a tad. Casey

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Old 05/22/2008, 07:17 PM   #5
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Do the spring spacers work? I was thinking of raising my front end just a tad. Casey
I have no idea. I remember the twist in style from the '70's and always thought they were hokey and threw them away when I'd buy a car with them in it. These look like they'd spread the load over the entire coil which would be better, but if it was me I'd just buy different springs. I realize the money to buy and have them installed is an issue for people though so offered a cheaper alternative. If I was to use these, I'd insert them into the coils though, not use them at the end of the spring like they say can be done.

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Old 05/22/2008, 09:37 PM   #6
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To do it right, new coil springs, possibly higher spring rate would be required. A day's job - if you have a coil spring compressor. NEVER do the spring replacement without one.

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