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Username Post: '56 sits lower that what I want...        (Topic#358149)
Brian D from NJ 
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Brian D from NJ
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09-22-19 06:07 AM - Post#2776120    

I want to lift my '56. I don't like the way it looks now. The springs are all original. I've done some research and have got more questions than answers.

I'm looking for a 1 to 2 inch lift all around. Stupid question, but will new springs be necessary?

Thank You

Just because your car/truck was "Made In America" doesn't mean it's American made... think about it. Buy American First.


 


Mel Foye 
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09-22-19 08:50 AM - Post#2776128    
    In response to Brian D from NJ

Brian do you know where are compared to stock?
How is your ride now?



 
Brian D from NJ 
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09-22-19 09:28 AM - Post#2776133    
    In response to Mel Foye

Not really sure of the exact measurements as I do not have a '56 to compare to. Haven't really looked at any "56's at car shows to tell you the truth. And probably they are not a good yardstick to go by either.

But I can tell you the top of the front fenders sit well over the top of the tires. Sometimes leading to tire rub when turning. I do not have oversize wheels on this car. The car sits level, so the rear is about the same.

Just because your car/truck was "Made In America" doesn't mean it's American made... think about it. Buy American First.


 
acardon 
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09-22-19 10:27 AM - Post#2776145    
    In response to Brian D from NJ

The stock height measurements are in the assembly manual. Link to stock height.



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LtFrankDrebin 
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10-02-19 06:39 PM - Post#2776948    
    In response to Brian D from NJ

And what is so wrong with a low stance?

'56 210 Townsman wagon 6cyl/3spd OD | '58 Impala Sierra Gold 348


 
Brian D from NJ 
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Brian D from NJ
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10-14-19 10:01 AM - Post#2777868    
    In response to LtFrankDrebin

Oh, there is nothing wrong with a low stance. But my car sits so low when I have to make a sharp turn in either direction, the tops of the tires (if there is a top when turning) scrape the inner fenders. And before anyone says I have oversize tires on it, I don't. They are 15's.

Just because your car/truck was "Made In America" doesn't mean it's American made... think about it. Buy American First.


 
YOUNG57 
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10-16-19 05:09 PM - Post#2778061    
    In response to Brian D from NJ

How long have you had your 56? Could the PO have installed lowering springs or drop spindles?

If so, you’ll probably have to replace those with original type equipment.

If it is just weak original springs you’ll probably have to replace the springs.

Some people used to install spring spacers that screwed in between coils to raise the car but those had a lot of issues; made for a rough ride, moved around to be uneven, etc.




 


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