Rear suspension lift?


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

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shakles man that the way or air springs

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put a spacer between yer frame and yer body

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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


why dont you tub the car?



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


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.

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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


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

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


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

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