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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 06, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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i have a 69 z28. complete restoration. i noticed the front seemed a little lower than it should be so i changed the springs with factory spec ones. after installation i have driven the car occasionally and i recently noticed that it sits a little lower again in the front. any ideas?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 06, 01:01 PM
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Re: ride height

How much are we talking? If its 1/2 to 2" all your seeing is the spring settling into its pocket. This is no big deal and occurs naturally. My Eibachs have settled an inch since I put them in.

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Which spring did you install

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Did you check your 1969 camaro assembly manual for the correct height?

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that would be about right. i will check my assembly manual for the correct height although i think it was on spec once i installed the springs. thank you for your reply
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the book says 27" from the ground to the wheelwell. mine measures 24. it was the right height after i installed them. any other reason for the excessive drop. the profile of the car just isn't right at this height. that was the reason for the change in the first place.
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what size are your tires and rims?

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i used the chart from ricks to determine what spring was right for my car. it was fine when i installed them but the drop has been 3 inches.
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15 rally's. factory correct goodyear poly gt's. boy do they suck.
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did you call Ricks and ask them for assistance?

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what do you have in the back. tire size, new leaf springs? What is the rear ride height.

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no not yet.
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multi leaf rear. e-70-15 polyglas. rear to wheel lip 261/2.
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the book says 27" from the ground to the wheelwell. mine measures 24. it was the right height after i installed them. any other reason for the excessive drop. the profile of the car just isn't right at this height. that was the reason for the change in the first place.
thank you for your time
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There is no GM spec for ground to wheel well lip; front ride height is checked by measuring the difference between the two points shown in the Assembly Manual in UPC 0, Sheet A10, Trim Heights. Were the springs installed correctly seated in the frame pocket at the top?


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Did a past owner install 2" drop spindles?

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