Sway bar hitting my 9" rear end help

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by alpinemetal, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yep -
    That's the solid front eye spring I warn folks about.
    Fair warning, you should probably plan to run some rather stiff (~800 lbs/inch) springs upfront to help compensate
     
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    Thanks, without a doubt this is the best F body forum
     
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    I'm running a 496 with aluminum heads and intake and probably a reinforced bolt on fiberglass hood, the springs a Detroit Speed small block per their tech with overload shocks and C5 brakes.
     
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    I'm assuming you mean Coilover shocks. Assuming they are standard DSE off-the-shelf they have a spring rate of 575 lbs/inch
    Soft for this if you ask me.
    The good news that coil over style springs are generally relatively easy to change. If you already have them, try running them. I think you will probably end up going stiffer, but try what you have first.
     
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    Coil over shocks
     
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    I meant load carrier shocks with SBC 2" lowering springs
     
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    I don’t know what load carrier shocks are
     
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    I don't think you would like the ride, however, I ran air shocks on my first 70 Z for years to get the right ass in the air look, HAA HA ,
     

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