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Post by alive 75 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:13 pm

id like to put new springs on the front and rear, i want it standing higher than where its at right now, what would you guys recommend and if your Monte rides high id like to see a pic of it. thanks Danny
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:36 pm

Use em out of a 76 Caprice 4 door . Mine used to sit higher in the rear but the ride sucked.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:56 pm

Pardon my ignorance but aren't Monte's supposed to ride lower in the rear w/ the nose slightly higher? Seem to remember that with Grand Prix as well.

BTW Danny- Nice car, welcome to the site.


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Post by bigredlaguna on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:42 am

How much higher do you want it to be?
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:10 am

--I FOUND THE #'S THAT I USED,WHEN I DID THE SUSPENSION IN 1990 ON MY
74 WITH A 350. I USED NAPA SPRINGS,FOR THE FRONT I USED 277-1954 AND
THE REAR 277-3189.
(i dont have a pic of it,but it looked just like my 73-454)

heres a pic taken today of my 73
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the springs in this monte are different than the 74's.but they have been in the car since 2003 and have not really sagged any yet.i like the ride.


IF YOU HAVE ANY ?'S PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK..I
WILL TRY TO ANSWER THE BEST WAY I CAN TO HELP. CHRIS



my friend Chris had Sad a 73 monte that he did the same thing to.he took the napa numbers and had them interchanged.
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sorry if they are a little blurry,i took them from his post.
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both cars have 275-60-15 tires on all 4 corners Thumbs up
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:10 pm

Mine is low like your 75...I love the stance...just my $0.02.

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Post by 1973montec on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:14 pm

from day one of owning my 73,i always wanted it to sit like chris's. when it came time to do it,i never looked back.....
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Post by alive 75 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:03 pm

yeah, i like the height on Chris's black 73, that's awesome
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Post by Fishgrinder on Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:02 am

My plan was to emulate 1973 454 Monte's height on my 1975. But I wasn't able to order the springs through NAPA as I live in Europe, and they wouldn't accept foreign billing adresses.

So I ended up ordering MOG-590 for the front, and by accident, MOG-CC507 Cargo springs for the rear. The front ones are for AC cars, and since my car doesn't have AC, I gambled it would end up slightly higher than stock.

It looked very good at first, but they sagged some after a while. I think big block springs might have done the job. Maybe I'll consider a swap next summer.

Right after the spring change:
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