Increasing ride height question for 70 A Body

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by eagleguy, Oct 19, 2022.

  1. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut

    no you will be fine just get an alignment once you are 100% happy with the hights
     
  2. eagleguy

    eagleguy 1971 Skylark Custom

    Then I have to decide about the rear. Can't use spacers as I have some on one side already. Might have to choose between air bags inside the springs or old fashioned air shocks. I am thinking the bags might give a softer ride and just the right height I am looking for.
     
  3. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut

    i have bags inside the rear springs of my GMC Yukon and it worked well to raise up the rear end about 1.5” to level it out and it also made it a bit stiffer depending on how much air I put into them. It didn’t make it bouncy like the air shocks would have.
     

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  4. Tomahawk

    Tomahawk Gold Level Contributor

    I'm not sure of the range of adjustment but I think coilovers might be another option as well.
     
  5. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    :p:p:p That made me laugh!!
     
  6. srobinr

    srobinr Well-Known Member

    That was me! Sorry thought I would make a new thread about it I felt bad hijacking this one so I deleted. I don’t have adjustables controls arms in the rear and so earlier in the year when I tried a taller spring to instead lift the rear end the uppers arms wouldn’t fit. Now I wanna drop the rear and afraid I’ll run into the same problem. So contemplating just converting to coil overs all around hah. Not sure if I want to simply raise the front instead versus dropping the rear- just want to play around with it hence the coil overs. When I replaced the original front springs it was a first time and my palms were getting sweaty with the rental coil tool, I double wrapped chains around it to make myself think it would help before decapitation hah. Thanks for the response tho.
     
  7. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Looks like/inspired by this:

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  8. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

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