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Author Topic:   Metric ride heights
34Racing
Member
posted August 18, 2002 02:06 PM
Maybe you need shorter springs.


ryan
Member
posted August 19, 2002 04:31 PM
Just because there cars are lower it doesn't always mean that its better.


BK19
Member
posted August 19, 2002 04:38 PM
look at the front of your car at the suspension the tie rods should be close to being level with the lower control arms


sweetsoul99
Member
posted August 19, 2002 10:34 PM
i run a metric chassis with alot of success.i run a 5" x 9 1/2" spings on front. run just the spring on lf.and on rf run a 1 1/2" spacer on top of the spring.you should have a ride height of7 1/4 on lf behind wheel at rocker panel.this height levels out your tie rods with control arms , to get bump steer close.hope this made since to you. and helps.try a 1200 rf , and 900 lf


Dunbar
Member
posted August 20, 2002 01:06 AM
The car I just sold was a 2 door 77 buick century. The spings in it are 5 1/2 x 12 in the front and the back are 5 x 15. 1 of the guys I raced with started building a 84 monte carlo and ordered same size springs out of his old car and the springs where too big so I'd say get shorter springs. Down here in Kentucky we like our front ends alil higher than our *** . But hight really dont matter just aslong as it aint too high....


34Racing
Member
posted August 20, 2002 08:11 PM
maybe they shortend the wheel base on an old chevelle chassis , and put it under there.lots of guys around here do it.but i still think the metric is better once you get it right.


champ
Member
posted August 21, 2002 09:09 AM
Just curious...Where did you get your car? Did you build it or buy it built or a little bit of both?


sideways
Member
posted August 21, 2002 10:02 PM
I build my own cars , always have.you can use the 5" springs , its all i've ever used.make sure to align the end coil right. i also use a chain , to keep the suspension from dropping down so far that the spring moves.

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34Racing
Member
posted August 24, 2002 06:07 PM
YES, TRY 3/4 " FROM FRONT TO REAR , AND 3/4 " FROM LEFT TO RIGHT WITH THE RR THE HIGHEST.


34Racing
Member
posted August 27, 2002 07:53 PM
Thanks for the info #99 I'm going to readjust my ride heights and I'm also installing some new ball joints and bushings in the front of the car.


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