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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 08, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Which lowering springs?

I looking at putting lowering springs in my car. Its a 68 chevelle with a sbc. I'm looking at the hotchkis, or eibach springs. I was wondering if anyone has some pics of this on there cars and how the ride is with them installed.

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 08, 2:26 AM
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Re: Which lowering springs?

What look do you want? Prostreet, protouring? I wouldnt go any more than 3 in back w/out air bags. I am using 2 in lowered in back. Bought from OPG. I have a good pic but not scanned into my computer. I will scan if i can find software for my new scanner.
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Re: Which lowering springs?

I'd like to see the picture as well. I'm going to be getting some springs soon too and its hard to find pics of 68s and 69s with anything more than stock suspension and rally wheels...

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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 08, 3:18 PM
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Re: Which lowering springs?

Great thread. I was wondering this myself. I may be getting a 69 wagon soon and want to drop it with 15 X 7 ralley wheels with white walls.

Pics and spring specs would help out tremendously!
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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 08, 11:47 AM
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Re: Which lowering springs?

The Hotchkis springs don't lower too much (supposedly an inch) if your original springs are old and sagged the Hotchkis will actually raise the car a bit, I have Hotchkis all around on my 72' with KYB GR2 shocks and the rear is still too low for my taste, I'm switching the front to 2" drop spindles with moog springs in a couple of weeks so if any of you decide to go the hotchkis route look me up as i'll be letting the front Hotchkis springs go dirt cheap!

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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 08, 4:15 PM
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Re: Which lowering springs?

Watch out with the Eibachs.

I just put a set in my son's '71 and got way more than 2 inches of drop. Had to add spacers.

See what SPC has.
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 08, 12:59 PM
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Watch out with the Eibachs.

I just put a set in my son's '71 and got way more than 2 inches of drop. Had to add spacers.

See what SPC has.
I put these on mine because they came with the Edelbrock suspension kit, I dont like them, the two in the back seem to be different rates and they arent as stiff as I like either. I dont think it really lowered it much


I just realized this picture is kind of deceptive because the other side is off eh pavement and it is making the near side kind of stick up. BTW 295/50 15s in teh back
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 08, 12:11 AM
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Re: Which lowering springs?

Do you guys think the 3 inch springs from OPG would be too much of a drop? I like the look of a really low 68-69 like this one: http://www.flemingsultimategarage.co...747_main_f.jpg

That one is probably bagged or something, but I want to get as low as I can without it being stupid and dragging my headers on every dang bump in the road.

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Re: Which lowering springs?

Mine has hotchkiss springs and 15x 7 wheels sits almost like it did with the original springs . I like it. Click on my pics to take a look if you like.

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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 08, 7:18 PM
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Watch out with the Eibachs.

I just put a set in my son's '71 and got way more than 2 inches of drop. Had to add spacers.

See what SPC has.
Do you have any pictures of it?

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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 08, 11:03 PM
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have a good pic but this site only asks for url for adding pic. anyone know how to insert photo here w/out url?
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have a good pic but this site only asks for url for adding pic. anyone know how to insert photo here w/out url?
I don't know how. You could always just open a photobucket account and post it there, that way you have the URL to link here.

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post #13 of 31 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 09, 11:59 PM
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try this. 3 in drop springs on 15s. http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...g?t=1230958205
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hope this helps.
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post #15 of 31 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 09, 2:43 AM
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Re: Which lowering springs?

i know mines a 67..but just to give you an idea mine is 3 inch drop in the back...springs are from cpp and i could not be happier, they have been ther for about 4 years and have not had a single problem with them..good luck and when you get 'em in post some pics

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