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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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sagging, lowered or stock?

I have a 65 ss small block car im going to be changing to all tubular arms and new springs and what not. I like the way it currently sits. it has stock coils on it from 65 im guessing its sagging a bit. when I order new springs I don't want the car lifted back up. I think im going to order the 1.5 inch springs and go from there just looking for you guys info before I order the wrong stuff. the tires are 245/45r18 front 275/40r18 rear is that helps.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 07:29 PM
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If you buy this book used for $12 bucks you will be able to tell exactly if the springs are sagging or not and by how much, as it posts the stock ride height in the book.

http://www.amazon.com/Chevrolet-Chevelle-Chassis-Service-Manual/dp/B000VEB9X2# .

Along with all of the alignment information to align it just the way the factory did it: with out any alignment mechanism other than tape measures. That alone should cover the cost of the book.

By the way in my opinion it looks to be at stock ride height but the aftermarket wheels could be throwing off my perspective.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I was hoping it was sagging to be honest cuz I wanna lower it but the same time I really don't. Just mostly want a slightly firmer ride and much better handling. I sorta wonder if we have that book at work hidden away somewhere. I work at a gm dealer that's been open since 1957.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 07:42 PM
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I can think of two members who would love to talk to you about any published material you can find from the sixties. Even old order sheets and window glossies.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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im not to sure what we all have hidden away. I found all kinds of books from the early and mid 70s but we found what we was looking for. ill ask the boss next time hes in a good mood.
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