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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 17, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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front springs after LS swap

I'm sure this has probably been covered, but I couldn't find it in the last year's posts.

I now have a 2002 LS1 engine in my '68 and, since the all aluminum LS is lighter than my cast iron 327, the front end sits too high. I have Moog 5308 springs in the car and plan to cut a coil and hope it lowers the front enough.......but I thought I'd ask what others have done to see if there is a better option.

While it would be great to have them, I do not want to spend the $$$ for coil over shocks and springs, this is not a track car and never will be.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 17, 01:46 PM
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Re: front springs after LS swap

1 full coil is approximately 2", so I would guess 1/2 coil is about 1" and so on.

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Re: front springs after LS swap

I used Hotckiss lowering springs in the 68 we built and it sat the same height as our stock 69. I'm sure anyone's small block lowering springs would work.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 17, 06:31 PM
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Re: front springs after LS swap

If you cut your springs it will have to be 1 full coil at time as the spring is manufactured with the ends located in a designated spot. The top side coil spring end mounts in the sub frame and has a locating hole for the spring location. The lower spring will have to match the lower control arm pocket.
I have previously used a small block chev no A/C eibach 2 inch lowering spring with an LS swap which looks about right for the ride height of a stock car. If you are looking to save a few bucks I would cut the stock spring 1 full coil and see how it looks.
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