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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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If your only looking for an inch or two, i went with air shocks. Simple, cheap and you can lower it down by bleeding the air out or raise it by pumping it up. Just like you would your tires. I have my valve stem attached to both shocks and i mounted the air valve under my licence plate on the rear cross member. If your tires are rubbing on your inner fender lip you might want to try a different offset for your rear rims or have the fender lip smoothed by a professional body shop to run the wide tires. Stock springs worked fine for me. Hope this helped, good luck
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