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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 19, 5:43 PM Thread Starter
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66-67 ride height. Where are you at?

Im just finishing up my 66 project and I like em low. I have dropped spindles and dropped front springs but my lightweight engine still has me sitting higher than I thought I would be.
Rear has 2 lowering springs. Running 18 wheels.
So with all of the various ways we all put are cars together, Im thinking the common height check would be the front and rear fender lips.
Ive attached pics of mine. Roughly 25 1/8 kin the front and 24 1/4 in the rear.
What does everyone else have?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 19, 10:46 PM
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24 1/4” or so front , about 25” rear with 17” wheels/tires.
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24 1/4 or so front , about 25 rear with 17 wheels/tires.
So your lower in the front than mine. But it appears yours might be a wagon or a 4 door so Im not sure if the rear fender opening shapes differ.

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24 1/4” or so front , about 25” rear with 17” wheels/tires.
So your lower in the front than mine. But it appears yours might be a wagon or a 4 door so I’m not sure if the rear fender opening shapes differ.
It is a 4 door, not sure of the differences w/2 doors.
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25 1/2 front, 25 rear. Stock older springs.
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25" Front Wheel/Tire Comb =
............... JEGs Sport Stars#66062 Alum 15x 7 BS= 4
............... Cooper Star Fire SF 340 P205/70R/15 = 26.3" Diameter

25.5" Rear Wheel/Tire Combo =
................ JEGs Sport Stars # 555-66086 15" x 10" BS= 5.5"
................ M/T ET Street S/S # 3454 295/55/15" = 27.78" Diameter





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Re: 66-67 ride height. Where are you at?

It appears that my 2 dropped spindles and shorter springs have done zip for lowering.

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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 19, 11:32 AM
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Re: 66-67 ride height. Where are you at?

What wheels and tires?
All height measurements for comparison should be from center of spindle to a point on the body. That will ignore wheel and tire combinations.

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What wheels and tires?
All height measurements for comparison should be from center of spindle to a point on the body. That will ignore wheel and tire combinations.
I purposely asked for measurements at the fenders because it ignores the differences in wheel/tire/suspension combinations. Spindle to body would only tell about suspension mods.
Im only interested in the body height. Which would also tell me about front crossmember ground clearance because they are tied together (unless you used thin body mounts).

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I purposely asked for measurements at the fenders because it ignores the differences in wheel/tire/suspension combinations. Spindle to body would only tell about suspension mods.
Im only interested in the body height. Which would also tell me about front crossmember ground clearance because they are tied together (unless you used thin body mounts).
At the fender include wheel and tire, the overall diameter of the tire is spindle to floor. So you have 28" tall tires total, you have 1" lift starting over my 26" tall tires, so with a 2" drop, it would only be 1" lower to the ground.
So, what tires do you have?
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I get what your saying but your meathod does not take into account weight. Like when you pull an engine and front end goes up, changing spindle to body dimension.
I’m running an aluminum V6 so even with my lowering springs and dropped spindles I’m higher then I would like to be.
Tire diameter is really irrelevant to the fender height because of all the variables, which in my case is weight.

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Re: 66-67 ride height. Where are you at?

24" lip to ground. 12.75" lip to center of cap. Tires 195/75r14

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Thanks. Is this front or rear andcwhats the other end like?

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Thanks. Is this front or rear andcwhats the other end like?
Front.

Rear is 22.25" to ground, and about 11" to center of cap. Chevelle rear springs.

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