Rear suspension lift?

45

Asked by Aug 15, 2008 at 09:59 PM about the 1970 Chevrolet El Camino

Question type: Car Customization

other than putting blocks into the coil springs, is there any other way to gain about 2 inches of lift in the back end
-to clearence some big ass tires

14 Answers

10

shakles man that the way or air springs

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
15

put a spacer between yer frame and yer body

15

undo ur u bolts to ur leaf springs and put 3 in blocks under the leaf springs u will have to get longer u bolts too that will bring up ur back end

35

why dont you tub the car?

15

AIR SHOKES & LIFT KIT OR TRUCK SUSPENSION

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
15

Sawzall

50

get an add a leaf...look at skyjacker's line of products...you may also want to check out the bushings...get a new set of bushings and your ride will respond a little better...

85

Air shocks is the easiest way, putting a block in between your leaf springs and rear-end isn't too hard. Try to make sure the blocks are actually supplied as a wedge. This raises the rear end while keeping the pinion at the proper angle. (The pinion is the front gear of the rear-end, the part that spins with the drive shaft. you can, in fact, see your pinion angle as the angle of the drive shaft) Stay off the truck sites; call summit racing tech line 330-630- 0240,they will hook you up. Just be aware that any change to rear end height with out changing your pinion angle as it enters the rear-end will make your tires hit harder, i.e. easier to do a burn out. cool for your friends, dangerous in rain and snow. If you are in a snowing state, keep you old, skinny tires for winter. The skinny tires do way better on the snow, and that Elky still will be wild. Do things right the first time, and you won't have to do it again. Good luck, nice ride.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
45

thanks everyone, i should mention that the cra has coils in the back end and not leafsprings because it is based off of the chevelle, and to the one post, i will be mini tubbing it Very soon

45

thanks a lot, thats really helpful, its good to see guys that really know what there talking about

Excellent content, I will recommend to my friends, I found very interesting article on the internet, including this ... I will leave an input ----> Weight Lifting for Beginners isn't hard. Visit us at: http://weightliftingforbeginners.com/

15

you can use front springs from a jeep or an f150...

5

i agree with the people that said use air cause if you change your tire size again and again you can get the right ride height in a matter of a few seconds. If you want it too hook up you want to be as low in the back as you can the big rubber is going to spin and hop

Put big block rear springs in it those are about 2 inches taller than small block springs

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

El Camino

Looking for a Used El Camino in your area?

CarGurus has 203 nationwide El Camino listings starting at $11,000.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet El Camino Questions

Chevrolet El Camino Experts

#1 John Brensinger
John Brensinger
Reputation 330
#2 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 300
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
282 Great Deals out of 38,299 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
362 Great Deals out of 44,486 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
15 Great Deals out of 1,662 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
793 Great Deals out of 34,384 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Corvette
180 Great Deals out of 20,807 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Charger
357 Great Deals out of 29,619 listings starting at $2,475
Used Dodge Challenger
222 Great Deals out of 24,813 listings starting at $7,988
Used Chevrolet Nova
170 listings
Used Ford Ranchero
66 listings
Used Chevrolet C/K 10
272 listings starting at $19,900
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,006 Great Deals out of 85,672 listings starting at $1,995