Guys with 5660, 5662, 5664 springs- post up!

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Todd80Z28, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. nobreaks254

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    The 76 also has Al intake and no AC at the moment. Plus I think I milled/ported 30 lbs off the heads/block. lol

    If I go with these springs I will swap the hotchkin rear springs from my Camaro. I just dont want the front on the TA as low as the Camaro.
     
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    Well i installed my new springs last night, I have about 1.5 inches before I hit the bumpstops. Havent drove her yet bu I can already tell that its going to be a better ride that what I had. I love the srance that it has. BTW what is the best way to go about lowering the rear a little I think it would look better if it was about 1-2 inches lower in the rear. AHHH dreaming about the autocross circut next year already.....
     
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    Any before and after pics? How much did it lower it? What engine combo do you have?
     
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    Rene Melten Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Try looking into these...
    http://www.globalwestperformance.com/1974-81-camaro-leaf-springs-lowering-drop.html
     
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    I didnt take any before pics because the car was actually bottomed out because the springs were too short. I have some before pics of the old springs before I cut them but i will have to find them and post. What a peice of cake putting these springs in, I had it done in an hour and a half.

    Engine specs: .030 over 350
    iron heads 2.02 int 1.60 ex
    cam is a hydrolic version of the LT1
    Edelbrock preformer intake
    680CFM Q-Jet
    tubro 350 trans with B&M shift kit and B&M 2800 stall converter
    4:11 rear gears in the stock 10 bolt
    stock Z28 wheels with 235/60/15 tires
     
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    Your f/e weight should be about the same as mine, so a good reference. Do you have a/c also?
     
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    the car did have A/C but being the speed freak that I am I removed it, I do plan on putting it back in with an updated compressor and new condenser.
     
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    FYI....the Moog 5664's are 51.00 now at Amazon:mad:
     
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    thanks, I just put my order in! : )
     
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    Hey Todd, did you install the 5664's w/out the isolators first and then install the isolators? The reason I am asking is that I cut too much out of mine and was wanting to raise it about .5 inch and wasn't sure if they actually raised it that much. I was also thinking of getting the Energy Suspension 9.6101's and just milling them down to the thickness that I need to get it where I want it. I think the 9.6101's are a harder material than the Moogs.
     

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