I have almost everything worked out. 12 Bolt with 3.73's, New TK0600 and new Serpentine system with new power steering pump and alternator. The brakes finally feel like brakes and the power steering pump works great.
But when I drive it, the front end doesn't feel right. I did just see a post about a guy that had suspension issues. Mine aren't exactly like his, but close.
With the weight of the car on the ground, I push down on the front fenders and I have absolutely zero travel of the front springs. It's like the shocks are stuck.
My setup is thus;
Front tires: P235/60R15
Tubular Control arms
QA1 Coil-overs with 600# springs
Height from floor to lip of fender: L/F: 22-3/8" R/F: 23-1/4" (Will verify equal adjustment)
Front end is a little too low-tires rub while turning.
I DO NOT have 2" drop spindles.
Rear: I have Hotchkis 1-1/2" drop multi-leaf springs with 255/60R15's
Height from floor to lip of rear fender: L/F: 26" R/F: 26-1/8"
Height of car in rear is just right.
I feel like I need to replace the coil-overs. Heidts has a P/N CB-130 HERE
, but it doesn't show what spring they come with. Guess I need to call them.
A really don't have a problem replacing the control arms and going back to the originals, but if I can get the front end to come up a little with these tubular control arms I would prefer that direction.
There are also these HERE
. These are Stance Air cups. Will fit on coil-overs so you can raise the height.
I had Ride-Tech on my Chevelle, but the coil-overs require their StrongArm Control arms and the kit is pretty pricey. I can't find a Ridetech assembly that contains only the parts required to get the coil-overs to go onto the front. You would think they would have a kit that included the coil-overs, upper and lower control arms and the spindles.
I guess at this point, I will pull the coil-overs and try to determine if they have been over-extended.