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Username Post: 71 Monte Carlo 2" drop spindle        (Topic#353246)
BB Biscuit 
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BB Biscuit
Loc: Washington
Reg: 03-30-02
09-30-18 09:20 AM - Post#2747542    

Hi All
I'm new the MC Forum. I just picked up a 71 Monte with a 2004 LS swap. I've had a couple of 70 montes back in the 80s and lowered the front by cutting the springs. I'm looking at lowering this one with 2" drop spindles.
I want to run 15x8 corvette rallies. Has anyone had any wheel clearance issues? I know on the Square body trucks I've done I had to grind the lower a arm to clear the 15" wheels when using drop spindles.

71 monte carlo LS6,73 RS Z28,04 2500 ex cab 4X4,67 Nova,77 chev shorty van


 




Aaron70Monte 
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Posts: 1102
Aaron70Monte
Age: 41
Loc: Summerland, BC, Canada
Reg: 01-12-03
11-06-18 01:18 PM - Post#2750625    
    In response to BB Biscuit

Welcome!

I know that car well. Chris was a member of the FGMCC and I met him at a couple meets over the years. Here it is in 2010 at the FGMCC Western Meet in The Dalles, OR

http://www.firstgenmc.com/forums/index.php?/galler...

http://www.firstgenmc.com/forums/index.php?/galler...

http://www.firstgenmc.com/forums/index.php?/galler...

http://www.firstgenmc.com/forums/index.php?/galler...

The front end did sit a little high on that car. Note that corvette rallys will rub if you lower it much. If you want an 8 inch wide rally to fit better I recommend you order some with 5 inch backspacing. The standard Corvette rally only has 4 inch backspacing so it sticks out too far and will rub if you car is lowered. My 70 Monte sits up at stock height and my 245/60/15 tires on Corvette rallys rub once in a while on the quarter panel.

Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 113,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper Monte Carlo SS454 - 74,000 miles



 
Aaron70Monte 
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Aaron70Monte
Age: 41
Loc: Summerland, BC, Canada
Reg: 01-12-03
11-06-18 01:25 PM - Post#2750626    
    In response to BB Biscuit

The next FGMCC Western Meet will be in Penticton, BC in June. We will have over 25 70-72 Montes from Arizona, Washington, Nevada, Oregon, California, Montana, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba. The event itself has 850 cars, car auction, live bands, etc. It is a fun weekend with great people.

Info here:
http://www.firstgenmc.com/album/19WMeet/19WMeet .sh...

Video from the 2017 meet:
https://vimeo.com/226532781



Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 113,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper Monte Carlo SS454 - 74,000 miles



 
Aaron70Monte 
Senior Member
Posts: 1102
Aaron70Monte
Age: 41
Loc: Summerland, BC, Canada
Reg: 01-12-03
11-06-18 01:28 PM - Post#2750627    
    In response to BB Biscuit

This section of the FGMCC forum might be helpful also
http://www.firstgenmc.com/forums/index.php?/forum/...

Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 113,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper Monte Carlo SS454 - 74,000 miles



 




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