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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 5:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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'67 Back end rake advice?

Looking to raise up the back end of a 67 CHEVelle. Bought 14 inch standard Eaton springs to replace a 12 inch variable pair that came w car. The car actually lowered by 1 inch ? ! Any feedback would be great on Wer to purchase/ what to buy. EATON had set of 15’s but not variable. The 14’s decreased me by an inch. So the 15’s would put me right back to the original height. Thanks for any feedback Don.
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Re: Back end rake

As I recall adding 1 inch to a spring (via an increase in length or a pair of spacers) will only add 1/2 inch to the lift. Summit Racing sells Coil Spring Spacers of various heights. If I'm correct you'll want a 2 inch spacer for the rear coils... Oh, and you'll want METAL spacers, not rubber.

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Re: '67 Back end rake advice?

I put Gabriel high jacker shocks on my 67. I only run about 35 pounds in them so my ride quality is still pretty good.Click image for larger version

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With the high end jacker shocks are u still using any rear springs ? My current set up has 12 inch variable springs accompanied w air shocks. When shocks are inflated to 100 psi it barely brings frame up to level. Also at this point the vehicle is only being supported by the shocks. The springs are basically just floating in there.
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Re: Back end rake

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As I recall adding 1 inch to a spring (via an increase in length or a pair of spacers) will only add 1/2 inch to the lift. Summit Racing sells Coil Spring Spacers of various heights. If I'm correct you'll want a 2 inch spacer for the rear coils...

Not on the rear which is 1 to 1 ratio. The front is 1/2 to 1 Ratio.
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Re: '67 Back end rake advice?

I still have the coils in. Also have a 1 spacer under them. Did you get the right length shocks?


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