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70BelAirHT 
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70BelAirHT
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10-27-16 04:46 AM - Post#2658567    

Hi CPP guys,
I want to drop the height of my 70 Bel Air. I would like airbags but I want to keep the car part as much stock as I can and going airbags means changing the arms and it’s too much for me. I’ve looked at the droped spindles but again it means changing the brake parts from another model. So the easyest way is the lowering spring. My questions, what are the pros and the cons on using the lowering spring from you. I mean, unless a new alignment, what will I have to do so this fit? Will it change others things on the general ride of my car (unless the height). Is there a thing that lowering my car will disturb my ride? Thank you very much!
Mathieu


Mathieu Bélanger
Québec, Canada
1970 Bel Air HT 2 doors 350 (frame off resto)
1970 Caprice HT 2 doors 454
2008 Nissan Quest SE


 
cpptech 
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10-27-16 07:16 AM - Post#2658595    
    In response to 70BelAirHT

The drop spindle would be the best for spring travel and not limiting the suspension. As you mentioned it would involve changing the brakes out. A drop spring is available in a 1.5" drop as a second choice.

Thanks,
Aaron @ Classic Performance
800-522-5004


 
70BelAirHT 
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10-27-16 09:47 AM - Post#2658621    
    In response to cpptech

So, If I understand correctly, my ride may be much harder because I will have less travel from the suspension? Thanks again!

Mathieu Bélanger
Québec, Canada
1970 Bel Air HT 2 doors 350 (frame off resto)
1970 Caprice HT 2 doors 454
2008 Nissan Quest SE


 
cpptech 
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10-27-16 12:56 PM - Post#2658643    
    In response to 70BelAirHT

lowering springs have a higher spring rate that will make the front stiffer correct. Not a huge amount.

Thanks,
Aaron @ Classic Performance
800-522-5004


 
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