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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Spring relocation for wider tires?

I'm new to the world of leaf spring cars, and am curious about whether or not relocating the springs inboard on a '69 Camaro is practical, and if so, if it allows you to run wider tires without modifying the fenders or inner fenders.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 03:47 PM
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Re: Spring relocation for wider tires?

Pretty sure you'll hit the inner fenders or shocks first.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 06:33 PM
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Re: Spring relocation for wider tires?

About the largest tires I was able to get in the rear was 275 x 60's x 15, and it was tight. Jeg's or Summit offer a kit that moves the trailing edge of the spring inboard, but I was not impressed. I have a '69 convert. I cut the rear frame rails and mini tubed the rear fender wells. I moved the leaf springs inboard 4" on each side. I did that by buying Comp Engineering weld in sub frame connectors, but with the ends that hook up to an aftermarket rear subframe. The ends were boxed out to accept the leading edge of the springs and the rear of the springs come through the trunk floor and are hooked to brackets that are welded to roll bar tubing that runs between the frame rails. Sound hooky, but it works. Of course, the fuel tank didn't fit anymore, so I had to buy a fuel cell.
With the right size and right offset rims, you can pretty well fill up the wheel wells before you have to think about moving the springs.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 05, 06:53 PM
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Re: Spring relocation for wider tires?

The Comp eng kit is a piece of s!%**!!! in my opinion!!! Its sure they never put it on a car themself! I used it in my 67 pro street and had to run it thru the floor as well, + you'll have a 4x4 stance with it, as it raises the rear per its mounting issues, that you will only be able to fix with 3" blocks and flat leaves.

(it did the job...but if i had to do it again I'd use offset shackles that we're not out then)

Other than that it was,

Best/ cheapest way, offset shackles, stock tank with cut and re-welded sides + sump, leave the front alone, 15 x 12 wheels with 7 1/2 " BS and stock width housing and i ran a 31 x 14.5 tire with the car on the ground (Minitubbed- well full tubs but to the stock/ notched rails)

Definitely worth it

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 05, 10:09 PM
 
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Re: Spring relocation for wider tires?

www.racetechsuspension.com

as for spacers or no spacers , I also agree the CE kit sucks ,I had it on my 68RS , i did however have a 10.5inch goodyear eagle on tha back of that car with 15x12 centerline auto drags
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