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Post by oldstofty on Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:27 am

Know its been talked about before but none of the links in the sticky or old posts really work. Looking for best springs to drop my 77 cutlass, most online searches dont bring up much. any ideas on how much if any fabrication is needed fr coil overs? whats the cost difference between lowering springs and coil overs. does it need an alignment either way i drop it? BTW it is a drag car with minimal street time.
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Post by Tom77 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:07 am

Why not just cut a round out of the originals?
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Post by oldstofty on Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:26 am

Dont feel like taking them out, cutting them, putting them back to find it wasnt enough or to much.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:28 pm

try jegs or summit

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Post by bigredlaguna on Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:22 am

Most lowering springs are designed with a higher rate along with being shorter. From what I understand, this isn't conducive to drag race style weight transfer.

You may want to look at the "trick" springs designed for drag racing. If you don't want to go that extreme, you might look at a factory spring that has a softer rate than what you have now, and cut to size.

The idea is to have the spring help lift the front through the entire length of suspension travel, and the typical lowering spring doesn't have enough free height to extend all the way to the end of suspension travel, or if it does, it doesn't have enough stored energy to be effective for a drag race launch.
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Post by ant7377 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:05 am

On another board I go on they are putting a Hotchkiss springs and stuff in a 89 Caprice. They will test it too,since they are similar in weight and stuff maybe see how it does,im sure they will drag it too.
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Post by oldstofty on Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:09 am

According to morosos website they dont have one specificly for a g3, does anyone know if earlier A-body springs will fit?
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Post by ant7377 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:25 pm

THey will fit ,you cant drive with them on the street to good ,the car would be all over the place,I dont remember if you street drive this car.
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Post by 77ElClassic on Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:36 pm

PST lists what they call "Heavy Duty Lowering" springs on their website. I'm not sure how they'll work for the load transfer you'll need though.
http://www.p-s-t.com/
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Post by oldstofty on Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:43 pm

found a guy to cut em for 150 bucks so dropped the car off at 8 am done at 1 pm. pretty happy [url=]
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:00 pm

That looks good! In my 76 Monte, with the lesser weight of the ZZ4 crate engine, my front end is up a bit high. The only option I think I've found is to also cut the front springs, I havent done it yet though.
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Post by oldstofty on Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:12 pm

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Post by ant7377 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:28 pm

How much did he take out?
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Post by McCauley5983 on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:24 pm

Hotchkis 2 inch drop camaro springs for 73 camaro is what I have in mine with offset control ARM shafts and I love em the car really sticks to ground and doesn't bounce from weight
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