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Post by moneypit73 on Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:52 pm

i put new springs in my buick 7 yrs ago. ordered for 73 350 buick springs from napa. put them in and, biong!! front end looks like a 4x4. still does today. havent settled at all! now ive the skinnys on the front, i really want the front end down. dont want to cut or heat, would like a used set to throw in there gotta be better than this!!
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:04 pm

that will help with launch at the track LOL

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Post by Hydro King on Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:54 pm

Front Coil Overs

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Post by Limey SE on Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:20 pm

i have the 2" drop ones to bring mine down also the front looks like a 4x4 truck right now and the motor is in LOL, i think once i get the garage this weekend they will go in. and money i was browsing one of the other sites i am on and i seen a set of lowering springs when i find them i will post them.

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Post by moneypit73 on Fri May 01, 2009 12:03 am

yeah, look at my avatar!!i just want some used ones, kinda worn in.i got good shocks.
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Post by Limey SE on Fri May 01, 2009 12:08 am

you can have mine if you want but i feel they will be the same for you unless you running the extra weight of big block

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Post by The Dude on Fri May 01, 2009 12:56 am

moneypit73 wrote:yeah, look at my avatar!!i just want some used ones, kinda worn in.i got good shocks.

Wow, I thought that was a pic of it launching!
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Post by moneypit73 on Fri May 01, 2009 1:18 am

it does transfer weight good! but it only settles down a couple of inches from that pic!! 4x4!!
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Post by j on Fri May 01, 2009 9:01 am

we can put a dana 60 in the front with some 40 inch super swampers and go boggin' ...just like old times. ha ha... although you'll have to hang on, you wouldnt want your head to dent the roof, like it did some of my mud trucks !
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Post by JB2wheeler on Fri May 01, 2009 6:20 pm

The springs on my 78 Elky have settled down to practically nothing. Every time I hit a good sized bump its like someone hitting you in the head. I would be glad to swap the rear ones to you if they would fit your front, but I doubt it would fit. I will be buying new ones pretty soon anyway. I have a lot of work to do to the rear end and will be taking it all the way out. It is rusted quite badly and I will have a heck of a time getting the control arms off. I may wind up cutting them off. They have been soaking in PB Blaster since last November. When I get around to taking them out I would just send them to you if you pay shipping. JB
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Fri May 01, 2009 6:26 pm

put a big block in it!

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Post by moneypit73 on Sat May 02, 2009 2:55 am

im thinkin bout it!! gonna star pulling the 455 apart maybe next week to see what all is intailed. heads for sure need to be done,cam lifters. bottom end??????well see.
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Post by moneypit73 on Sat May 02, 2009 2:57 am

JB2, nope, rears wont fit in the front. not enough coil tension to them. good lookin out, though!!
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Post by badbiscayne66 on Sat May 02, 2009 12:18 pm

Regardless what has been said on here ..........cutting a couple coils is perfectly fine!!
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Post by Limey SE on Sat May 02, 2009 3:06 pm

thats why i offered him the fronts from mine( i am switching to a 2" lowering spring) if he didnt like the outcome he could put his back in

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Post by Hydro King on Sun May 03, 2009 11:31 pm

why not a new drop spindle goon?
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Post by novaderrik on Tue May 05, 2009 2:26 am

chop a coil or two out of the springs you have now. it's really the only way to get a stance that you consider to be "perfect"- even if you buy some fancy and spendy aftermarket dropped springs, they might also need to be chopped a little bit to make them "just right".
otherwise i'd say to get some 94-96 Impala springs. those cars used a suspension that was very similar to the 73-77 A body. should be able to find a complete set on ebay or Craigslist that someone took out in favor of dropped springs.

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