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Old 14th-October-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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2" drop leaf spring pics, 2nd gen preferred

Ok, I've searched this forum for hours and still can't find what I'm looking for.

I would like to see pics of anyone that has 2" drop leaf springs on their 2nd gen Chevy II. I picked up a set of the CBR 2" drop leafs but I think they are going to sit lower than I'd like.

I have the stock mono's right now and they are sagging, but I like the stance. I just have a bad feeling the 2" drop leafs will drop it even lower. I don't want it any lower than I have. Right now it measures 22" from the ground to the fender wheel opening. I will be running 15x7 Prostars....

Here is how it sits now.

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Old 15th-October-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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Old 15th-October-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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I have them on a second gen wagon, not a coupe....

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I have them on a second gen wagon, not a coupe....

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I guess I'm just more concerned how it sits with 15" wheels rather than 17" wheels like I see mostly.
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Old 15th-October-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
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2inch drop will lower the rear to the top of the actual wheel where no rubber is showing.

How big are your tires?
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2inch drop will lower the rear to the top of the actual wheel where no rubber is showing.

How big are your tires?
That's exactly what I needed to hear. In the picture I posted above is with 14" rally's. I will be running 15x7 Weld Prostars which I have but haven't put them on yet.

If it's going to sit anything like it does now, I'll just go with a stock ride height spring and a 1" lowering block.
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Old 15th-October-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
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I guess I'm just more concerned how it sits with 15" wheels rather than 17" wheels like I see mostly.
2" drop will make that rear sit way to low(compared to the front)....what are you gonna do up front?Id start at the front...do that first and see what you need to do in the rear
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Old 15th-October-2012, 06:32 PM   #8
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2" drop will make that rear sit way to low(compared to the front)....what are you gonna do up front?Id start at the front...do that first and see what you need to do in the rear
Ok cool. Yea, I really just want a stock ride appearance with a touch lower drop in the rear. Just a nice little tuck. The front I'll be going with a zero offset CPP conversion (no drop).
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2" drop will make that rear sit way to low(compared to the front)....what are you gonna do up front?Id start at the front...do that first and see what you need to do in the rear
If its the look your going for then go for it. I personally think the 2inch drop in the rear and stock front might be just be a little to much drop for the back but its your car.

From the pic you provided it looks like there maybe a 1inch sag going on.On 2nd thought maybe 2inch of sag if you say those are 14's.
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If its the look your going for then go for it. I personally think the 2inch drop in the rear and stock front might be just be a little to much drop for the back but its your car.

From the pic you provided it looks like there maybe a 1inch sag going on.On 2nd thought maybe 2inch of sag if you say those are 14's.
I agree....it looks lower in the rear already......2" more and and it will look funny IMO....why not just start with 2"lowering blocks......$49 vs $400 for dearched leaf springs...if you don't like it...take them out or cut them down to 1"...see if you like them....I used these on my 65 and 67....look at my pix
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Do you have a pic of your car on flat ground. To me the car in the pic looks little sloped.
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I agree....it looks lower in the rear already......2" more and and it will look funny IMO....why not just start with 2"lowering blocks......$49 vs $400 for dearched leaf springs...if you don't like it...take them out or cut them down to 1"...see if you like them....I used these on my 65 and 67....look at my pix
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My concern is the 2" drop CBR leafs that I have. I don't want to put them in if they are going to be right where I'm at now.

I'd rather just buy a standard height leaf and use a lowering block than to use a 2" drop leaf and use a universal shackle to bring it up.

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Do you have a pic of your car on flat ground. To me the car in the pic looks little sloped.
I'm sure I have one on my computer. It sits just like it's pictured even on even ground. It measures 22" from the ground to the rear quarter opening.
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throw in the leafs... you can also pull the front coils and cut 1 full coil to level out the car. i wouldn't recommend front drop/lowering springs, they're way way too stiff... BTDT

i have 2" drop leafs on my '64 with an additional 1" block... but i'm also running an aftermarket clip (2" drop spindles) with coil overs so front adjusting is easy...
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throw in the leafs... you can also pull the front coils and cut 1 full coil to level out the car. i wouldn't recommend front drop/lowering springs, they're way way too stiff... BTDT

i have 2" drop leafs on my '64 with an additional 1" block... but i'm also running an aftermarket clip (2" drop spindles) with coil overs so front adjusting is easy...
Do you have pics of your car? Like I said, I do NOT want the car to sit the way it does now. I'd rather have it raised an inch to be honest. I don't like the slammed look. I'm going for a throw back look and would rather have it a tad higher.

Lowering the front is not something I think I'll be doing.
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LOL! f you're not a fan of lowered cars you won't like mine... i'm at 3" of drop LOL!!!

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