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I want to lower my car 2 inches from where it is now so I need to know what the ride height is with new springs so I can get my drop right the first time my car is a 67 more door with a 250 thanks
 

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That does'nt give us much to go on.

Is it a driving car now with just sagging original springs? If so, ride height was maybe an inch or so higher. New springs will probably raise it more than that, but will settle after a couple hundred miles.
 

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i think i worded it wrong i want my car about 4-5 inches off the ground at the rockers does any one know what size drop i should get
 

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2 inch drop spindles will lower you 2 inches from where you are now with your existing springs.The adjustable CPP coil overs would allow you to tailor the height to exactly what you want.
 

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On a stock 2nd gen ride height is approximately 26" from the top of the front fender opening to the ground
 

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I want to lower my car 2 inches from where it is now so I need to know what the ride height is with new springs so I can get my drop right the first time my car is a 67 more door with a 250 thanks
Hey, I think I know where you are coming from. You wanna know what the stock height was, on a car thats already seated into the suspension, STOCK, so you can go 2 inches lower than that? If so I get it. I wanted to know the same thing for my 62, like what is the approximate ride height stock so I can go from there. I wanted to know cause my car has been sooo modified I didnt know where it sat as far as stock was. And sorry, I still cant help, but I get your question. JR
 

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i've got a 66 service manual in the garage,
it give measuring reference points, ie, rear end casing to chassis rail and front end dimensions from ball joints to floor, i think?
i'll get some info on later when i get out in the garage.
 

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right here you go,
rear suspension;
measured from the top of the axle casing to the underside of the chassis directly above it next to the bump stop,
2dr sedan= 6-1/8"
4dr sedan= 6-1/16"
sport coupe= 4-15/16"
station wagon= 5-13/16"

front suspension;
measure the distance from the floor to the lower ball joint seat,(under the joint)
and measure from the floor to the centre of the inner lower control arm bolt,
the difference between these two measurements should be as outlined in the specifications at curb weight,
the lower ball joint seat should be lower than the inner control arm bolt by these amounts;
6 cyl cars and wagons= 3-3/4" +or- 1/2"
8 cyl cars and wagons= 3-1/4" +or- 1/2"
 

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Ride height questions are asked frequently on this site. Surely you guys have Service and Assembly Manuals available when you're building your cars. These publications cover ride height extensively in both words and pictures for all models. So this means no more ride height questions, right? :rolleyes:

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Ride height questions are asked frequently on this site. Surely you guys have Service and Assembly Manuals available when you're building your cars. These publications cover ride height extensively in both words and pictures for all models. So this means no more ride height questions, right? :rolleyes:

Bob
That's why we are here, to ask and answer questions. To paraphrase Tim the Toolman "Service and assembly manuals are just the manufacterers suggestions" :devil::eek::D
 

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That's why we are here, to ask and answer questions. To paraphrase Tim the Toolman "Service and assembly manuals are just the manufacterers suggestions" :devil::eek::D
Yup, and we all know what usually happened to Tim as a result:eek:. All I'm suggesting is that answers would come a whole lot quicker and jobs would get completed faster if all these guys had to do was go to their manuals:).

Bob
 
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