Raising rear of car? - Team Camaro Tech
Brakes, Suspension & Steering Conversion questions, Steering & Handling

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 06, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 29
Arrow Raising rear of car?

Can anyone tell me what will happen if I put a 1"1/2 to 2" block between my leaf springs and my rear axle on my 68 camaro. I would like to raise the rear and I don't know if this will lower it or raise it.
Bigwill11 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 06, 10:18 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Jim
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Yorkville, Illinois USA
Posts: 22,121
Re: Raising rear of car?

a block between the leafs and the axle (assuming this is a camaro, or at least not a pickup truck) will LOWER the car.





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
New website for my vert is coming together. Do ya like the slide show on the home page?
JimM is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 06, 05:37 PM
Moderator
____
 
DOUG G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 19,410
Garage
Send a message via MSN to DOUG G
Re: Raising rear of car?

As said above...
If the spings are below the axel then it will lower with blocks.
Springs on top of axel will raise with a block.

To lift with springs under axel then you'll need a shackle kit.(I hate that look).

68 Camaro~LSx ~all motor
1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
DOUG G is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 06, 04:11 AM
Moderator
____
 
DOUG G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 19,410
Garage
Send a message via MSN to DOUG G
Re: Raising rear of car?

Or better yet, get new springs.

68 Camaro~LSx ~all motor
1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
DOUG G is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 06, 06:07 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 421
Re: Raising rear of car?

I raised the rear with air shock and longer shackles don't do that the ride was bad. get new spring .... that what I do now.
Larry
Larry B is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 06, 07:28 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 21,341
Thumbs up Re: Raising rear of car?

I have always ran add-on, coil-over the shock over-load helper springs AND I like them!!

Sure she bounces, but I like a stiff car!!

My old one's are now on my workbench b/c I figure my new reworked about 175 to 200 pound or so real leaf's will be fine w/o them!!

pdq67



pdq67 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cowl hood adjustment 68C Body Shop 16 Jan 30th, 14 08:08 AM
Unusual JL8 Car Found travlinz28 Tag Team 48 Aug 5th, 08 06:36 AM
Rear of hood too high. Brackneyc Body Shop 10 Apr 28th, 06 07:20 PM
Door Hinge & Remount Question Dwight's Z/28 Body Shop 3 Oct 9th, 03 03:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome