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I have a 70 Concours Estate wagon and want to lower the front end a couple of inches. The car handles okay but the front end just sits too damn high. The car has a new 350 crate engine and came with factory air.

How should I go about selecting new front springs? Is it a safe bet to go with standard Malibu small block, AC springs? Or will those springs cause the car to bottom out when going over speed bumps, etc? A wagon is heavier than a coupe but the front end weight should be the same, right? Would it be better to cut a coil from the existing springs? When I think of doing things like that, I hear the MIC-KEY MOUSE song in my head. Thanks in advance for your comments.

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You might see if anyone has a set of 6cyl or non-air, no-pwr front springs that they would like to trade for your springs. I would like to have them, but I have nothing to trade.

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Each coil removed from the bottom of the spring, will lower the spring height about 1.5 inches. The best way to know what you are dealing with is to remove the spring first and measure the height and wire diameter. You can buy shorter or taller springs. The shorter the spring with the same wire diameter, the higher the rate.
 
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