how to lower the rear of a 75

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by 75Maro, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. 75Maro

    75Maro Veteran Member

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    hey guys trying to figure out whats the best way to lower the rear of my 75. any help is greatly appreciated
     
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    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If it has air shocks.... Let the air out! ;)

    How much do you want to lower it?
    Blocks can be used betwen the springs and axles for a drop of an inch.
     
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    Do you want to get it lower just in itself or make it handle better? Hard to lower the rear without addressing the front ...

    Mary Pozzi
     
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    I put 3" lower blocks on my 76. It sits so nice. I'm not driving long distances just to the store and back so if it is a little hard, that's okay by me. Again, the look of it sitting underneath the tire is what I wanted. Took me less than two hours to install. The lowering blocks were $20 at Auto Zone.

    I would recommend 2" for you as I had some very stiff springs and aftermarket shackles that made it sit so high.
     
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    If you have shackles, throw them away.
    If it is still too high, use a 1" lowering block.
    If it is still too high, consider new leafs that lower the car to your liking.

    Just my $.02
     

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