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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 17, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,
I hope I've posted this in the correct place. If not my apologies.

I have a 67 big block and I need 1-2 inches more ride height at the rear to prevent tyre rubbing and scrubbing (rear tyre 275/60/15' on 15" X 8.5" wheel with 4 7/8" bs)
It's a mono-leaf set up, 10 bolt diff.
This will just be a temporary change until I get more time to perhaps install a multi-leaf set up. I definitely don't want to roll the fenders, or tub, at this stage.
I was thinking extended shackles? My question is; Do I have to get shock extenders to prevent the shocks from 'topping out" and if so....here's the dumb question....where do the shock extenders go? I've attached a pic of current shackle and shock (top/bottom).
Not sure if there may be a lowering block in there at the moment? If so, my first step will be removing it! (see pic)
Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 17, 05:30 AM
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Re: Increasing rear ride height

Jon,

The aluminum blocks, red spring insulators, and over the axle u-bolts are not stock. Looking at that set-up in the photo, you should be able to get at least 1.5" lift by going back to stock. If you do plan on multi-leafs in the future, you will get some additional lift. I can't answer the question regarding shock extenders, but you won't need them if you start by removing the added equipment.

I am not sure if the wheel tire combo you are looking at will fit. The tire seems awfully big to try to fit without rubbing. With 4 7/8" backspace you will likely see rubbing on the inner fender well with articulation of the differential. I'm sure you have done research to make sure they fit.

Good luck.
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Re: Increasing rear ride height

Just remove the lowering blocks
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Re: Increasing rear ride height

There are many different kinds of extenders for the top mounts.



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Re: Increasing rear ride height

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Just remove the lowering blocks
What he said. Disassemble, move the block from above the spring to below the spring, reassemble. Rear of the car is now raised the thickness of the block.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 17, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Jon,

you should be able to get at least 1.5" lift by going back to stock. If you do plan on multi-leafs in the future, you will get some additional lift. I can't answer the question regarding shock extenders, but you won't need them if you start by removing the added equipment.

Good luck.
Thanks Mike!
I don't have the stock equipment - I bought the car with current set up.
So are you suggesting I purchase stock equipment and replace what's currently set up for increased height?
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Just remove the lowering blocks
Thanks Vega$69 I'll start with that
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 17, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hi COPO. Could you suggest what shock extenders would suit 67 Camaro?
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Just remove the lowering blocks
move the block from above the spring to below the spring
Will I need to place the block under the spring at all, or is this to take up enough space to be able to use the thread on the extended U bolts?
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Re: Increasing rear ride height

If you don't have Gas charged shocks, switching to them will raise the car an additional 1/2". They push up about 45 lbs each.

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[QUOTE=Heavychevy67;3958234]or is this to take up enough space to be able to use the thread on the extended U bolts?[/QUOTE

Correct. You don't need the blocks unless you run out of thread to snug up the u-bolts. No need to go back to the factory configuration since you plan on multi-leafs in the future. The stock set up did not use u-bolts with the mono-leafs. There were studs attached to the perch that run through the bottom bracket secured with nuts.
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