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6/24/10 5:39pm - Original Message: 'Proper height for rear suspension'
RD72VET
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Fallbrook, CA - USA

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1972 350 coupe

Joined: 5/4/2010
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Just installed the new mono composite transverse leaf spring from Corvette Central.  Now the rear seems to be sitting too high.  it is measures 29.5" from the garage floor to the outer edge of fender well.  That is about two inches higher than before. What is the correct height and how is it best adjusted? 
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6/24/10 6:44pm - Reply: 'Proper height for rear suspension'
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Bloomfield Hills, MI - USA

Vette(s):
1975 Corvette coupe, 4 speed manual, 383 ci 9.5:1,Edelbrock dual plane Air Gap intake, Alum Heads,Comp Cam, roller Rockers, PS,PB,Tilt

Joined: 6/29/2008
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The way to adjust height is with the long bolts. To drop height you need longer bolts. I had to go with 8" bolts to get mine lower. Still up a bit. Proper measurements are made to frame. The AIM has the right dimensions.
 
The dimension that you are measuring, measures

Driver Front

28”

28”

Passenger Front

Driver Rear

28 9/16”

29”

Passenger Rear

 
PM me your email and I can send you page that relates to trim heights.
 
12" bolts are available, but they may create clearance issues


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6/24/10 7:39pm - Reply: 'Proper height for rear suspension'
Jeffm Gold Member
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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I put the VBP spring on my '78. It came with the long bolts about 8". I only got about 3/8" - 1/2" tread showing below the lock nut. My wheel well edge measures about 28 1/4" with the stock 225/70 tires. Seems to look good sitting there. 

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6/25/10 11:56am - Reply: 'Proper height for rear suspension'
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Mounds View, MN - USA

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70 LT1 coupe, 69 350 HP coupe, 69 390HP 427 coupe, 71 LS5 convert, 85 coupe, 93 coupe

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We sell a lot of front springs to people who have recently installed a new rear spring.  The car settles a lot over 30 or 40 years, so when you get the rear to the proper height, you need to raise the front too.

Larry


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