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  • Careful About The Amount of Heat.

    P_: I own a 1970 Chevelle with a 350ci and would like to know the easiest way to lowerthe front end around 2-3 inches. I heard of heating the springs but doesn't it make themetal too weak? Would I have to replace the springs?

    BT: The proper way is to use a set of dropped spindles with the same springs. They canusually be purchased with a 2" or 3" drop. If your front end is unusually high (like havingbig block springs) you could cut a coil off of one end of the spring, but you will have tokeep the spring mostly under water so that you don't heat it up too much. If you heat thecoil springs with a torch to drop it, the spring will lose its tension and you will bottom outthe car over every bump.

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