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Author Topic:   ride heights for metric
Dirt Full Roller

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posted December 06, 2004 10:56 PM  
We are currently running in 84 monte 1200 rf 1050 lf 200 rr 225 lr i bought the 13 inch hypercoils for the rear we use stock spring buckets and the car is sitting at about 9 inches of ride height. We have adjustable spring spacers in the front we trimmed the sleeves all the way down to about 3/4 of an inch on the top of the spacer still sitting to high for my liking. we put the front springs in with out the spacers 9 1/2 springs and the car sits to low it looks like the bottom a arm is almost touching frame ANY IDEAS

Dirt Freak

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posted December 07, 2004 03:17 AM  
Had the same problem with my 85 Regal ('82 Olds body). After putting in 12" front springs and without the engine in yet, we thought wow, this is weird. Then we got it all together and said no, this is wrong. So I bought new 9" springs and welded in adjustable spacers so we could adjust ride height later. Worked like a charm. Ended up all kinds of room for adjustment in the front. Made 1/4" spacers for the rear and with some tinkering and track practice got the car to hook up like a bad boy. Then the wreck happened,...

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posted December 07, 2004 06:14 PM  
hey 17j what didn't you like about the 11 rears

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posted December 09, 2004 04:54 AM  
i ran 11 in the rears and liked it, both fronts were cut to 10.5. my ride heights were
lf 6 5/16
rf 7 5/8
lr 7 3/16
rr 8 5/8

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posted December 09, 2004 04:47 PM  
I use the hidden adjustable shims in my g-metric car and they are great because they allow you toadjust and set your front end geometry. Be careful not to have your car too low in the front so your front roll center will not be at grou nd level or below. If you do you will see everything spinning!! Also with the hidden adjustable shims it makes it easy to set your wedge! Good luck!


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