Hey guys, my winter project is to rebuild the suspension in my 69 396.
I currently have sagging SB front coils and bent 5 leafs (from the too-short lift bars hitting just in front of the eye). The car sits about 2-3" low in front and 1 1/2 -2" low in the rear from stock. I like the stance (pics in sig) but want the front up about an inch, as well as improve the handling. (Road racer at heart)
I'm looking at putting in polygraphite bushings/ball joints, Hotchkis hollow bar, Hotchkis 2" drop BB coils and Hotchkis 1 1/2" drop 3 leafs.
I'm looking for real world input from folks that have these in their cars.
Are the 600# coils too stiff?
Do the 3 leafs work as well as the 5 leaf? Will they let me remove the lift bars? (I don't race, but don't want wheel hop either).
I currently have poly body mounts. Will all these mods make the car too harsh to enjoy on the street? I want it to be taut, but not ride like a cement truck.
I have studied David's web page and searched the posts and welcome any/all input.
Thanks in advance for your help.
69 Rat-Infested Resti-Clone
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