10-23-2003, 10:55:00 PM
I was wondering how i can lower the rear of my car alittle. I put new leafs in about 2 years ago. They are the z28 ones with 5 leafs. I thought the car would settle down abit after a year or two, but it hasn't. The front sits good. Can i take out a leaf and bring it down a bit? Can this be done with them on the car still?? Thanks
10-25-2003, 01:56:00 PM
You can get lowering block from Summit for about $20. They come with new U-Bolts and all of the hardware too. Just put them between the spring and the axle and you'r lowered in about 2 hours.
10-25-2003, 10:28:00 PM
I might end up doing the same thing. Be sure to check the torque on the U bolts more often with the lowering blocks, because they are aluminum usually, and will need checked more often.
Also, look up Steve Chin's website I believe, it's probably linked to mine. You can make Herb Adams VSE Trans Am front spring eye brackets to lower the rear end a little bit and "increase anti-squat geometry" for a better handling car. It really invlovles simply moving the location for the front spring eye bolt upwards (moving it forward 1/4" pr 5/16" might also help handling and ride height a tiny bit), and then cutting out the top for the now-needed clearance.
71 RS SS396 project in the works: B-body spindles w/1LE 12" ft discs / WS6 J65 TA 11.1" rear disc brakes, poly susp., 1.25" WS6 ft & 1" adjustable rr sway bars / 4 speed nodular case 3.42 wide ratio Super T-10 / 3.23 posi rear / 81 Z cold air induction (or L88 hood?)
[This message has been edited by Chuck78 (edited October 25, 2003).]