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Raising rear ride height.

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So I finally got around to putting my keystones on my car and have a problem with the rear ride height and was wondering how I would go about raising it. I replaced the shocks like 4 years ago but the coil springs are the originals. The tires on the rear are 255/60/15 and the lip of the quarter is sitting like 1/2 inch above the sidewall but if you push down on the trunk it goes right into the sidewalls. I'm assuming my coil springs are shot cause they're so old but I don't really know what kind to get. Do they make heavy duty springs or would big block springs make a difference? I kind of want to raise it an inch or two cause I need new tires on the back plus they're 60s and the fronts are 75s. Which also has me wondering whats the biggest rear tire you can fit on a stock 70 chevelle. Thanks.

Stock wheels

15x4 keystones 215/75/15

Kind of how I want it to sit These rears are 255/60/15

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they still make regular air shocks?...i still have the original hardlines on my el camino.
As does mine, but not the original air shocks, and yes, they still make them. Monroe Max-Air MA762. About $60 for the pair from Rock Auto. Includes air line and fittings. I literally just unbolted a well used set from my EC. I'm trying to do away with them (got new stronger springs and new shocks to go on).
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