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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 03, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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What is an inexpensive way to lower the overall ride height of my 67 Camaro. Right now the suspension is all stock, I want to lower the front end 2 to 3 inches and the rear 1 to 2 inches but am extremely short on cash. Just wondering if there is an inexpensive way of lower it. Probably just have to wait until I have money though, right? Thanks in advance.


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 03, 08:04 PM
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Best to save up enough for the springs (about $130) and the alignment ($65). Don't cut springs, especially old stock ones.
I am running Eibach 1.5" drop springs, here is a 67 Camaro with them.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 03, 04:13 AM
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2-3 inches in front is a big drop. 2" drop springs would really be best way to lower the car. Drop spindles cost cash and seem to give people trouble (do a search). If 2" drop springs are not enough then cut them, but like was said above, cutting the old springs usually winds up making the suspension bottom out. In the rear you can install drop blocks very cheap, look into Summit.

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