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whats the best way to raise the backend of my72 nova.
my nova is sitting down in the back,whats the best way to get it up.
February 4, 2010
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Simplest way ...try putting 14" wheels on the front, larger on the rear. By the way, I'm not a mechanic
and haven't a clue otherwise, but it worked on our car.
February 4, 2010
If it has leaf springs, re-arch,add leaves, shackles. My favorite is air shocks, works well but ride a bit rougher. If it has coil springs they make a dog bone that twists in.15s on the back and 14s on the front look good on any hot rod
February 5, 2010
on that perticular car,in order to not sacrifice ride,coil springs that fit around your shocks works nice.These are available at your local parts stores in the hauling and trailer supplies area.Thanks for letting me chime in,Scott.
February 6, 2010
Adding overload springs around the shocks or putting on airshocks, will eventually do more harm than good. You are putting too much strain on the body of the car. Using leaf spring shackles has been the accepted norm because it keeps the load where it should be...on the suspension and frame.
February 8, 2010
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I had the same thing on my 71 and I like so many put a coil-over shock on the rear. They made it look great but in a year or two Inoticed a noise that was hard to identify. The extra pressure had broken the top mounting bolt that is set into the frame. It was an easy fix but went back to standard shocks and installed new springs to get the original ride hieght back. Good luck with your rebuild. Old Irons Rules!
March 7, 2010