Front springs/ride hieght

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Front springs/ride hieght

Postby 1100kaw2 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:04 pm

I need the front of my 72 to sit about 1" to 1.5" higher. Now that it is all back togather, hood, bumper, ect... I sits too low.
I have no clue what springs in it now. How do I go about figuring what spring will yield the closest desired results? Without a lot of guess work.
Is there a way to scale the car and get this info, right the 1st time???

Extra info. All steel body car, a little extra steel up front. Engine bay bars and such.
All Aluminum LS engine, and 5spd trans.
To give you an idea of what kinda weight I got up front.
Educated guesses accepted...LOL
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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby 67shovel » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:36 pm

The Monza V6 coil springs are what the group suggested to me and my 73 wagon sits nice with a iron head SBC. You'll need to have the "deep pocket" Monza lower control arms to use those springs.
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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby 1100kaw2 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:37 pm

Thanks for the input. Aint changing the LCA's, Too much work in them changing them to S-10 Ball Joints.
I guess I may just use spacer. IDK.
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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby avewhtboy » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:18 pm

1100kaw2 wrote:Thanks for the input. Aint changing the LCA's, Too much work in them changing them to S-10 Ball Joints.
I guess I may just use spacer. IDK.


It sounds like a spacer may be the best choice if your happy with the spring rate.

Of course you could put coil over on then it would be adjustable.
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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby monzaaddict » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:52 pm

scroll down on the link to see the spring spacers offered by spc. note that adding a 1" spacer will raise front end more than 1"

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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby Smiley » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:41 pm

They also make 3" lift spindles for S10's though that may be too much.
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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby KZVEGA » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:20 pm

I'm running Monza V6 springs (Moog 5626) with shallow picket LCA's. Mine have 2 1/2 coils cut out to achieve my ride height. So it is possible to use them with some cutting also you can cut to desired height. You may want to go with the next spring rate lower V6 no a/c 5624 I believe since you have an LS compared to my iron small block. Hope this helps.

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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby waybad » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:31 am

KZVEGA wrote:I'm running Monza V6 springs (Moog 5626) with shallow picket LCA's. Mine have 2 1/2 coils cut out to achieve my ride height. So it is possible to use them with some cutting also you can cut to desired height. You may want to go with the next spring rate lower V6 no a/c 5624 I believe since you have an LS compared to my iron small block. Hope this helps.

Kameron


Kameron,, do you have any pictures of your car and the install of those springs?
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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby KZVEGA » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:19 am

Tinker,

Sure do, no fenders on at the moment, hoping to get them back from media blast this week then I can test fit and take some pictures to get a good gauge of ride height. Looks like it should sit well so far.

Hard to see ride height in this pic since its on the trailer but gives you an idea

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Camber is off quite a bit in this one.

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With springs in no shocks.

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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby waybad » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:26 pm

Thanks KZ..
looks like it will sit pretty level when completed,, keep at it :th:
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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby KZVEGA » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:59 pm

Welcome and thanks!
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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby 201 72 vega gt » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:43 pm

Is the install of the deep pocket lcr's a simple bolt in on a 72 vega?
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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby avewhtboy » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:04 pm

201 72 vega gt wrote:Is the install of the deep pocket lcr's a simple bolt in on a 72 vega?



Yes more or less. Removing the old bolts can be a challenge.
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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby 201 72 vega gt » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:07 pm

Do all Monzas have the deep pocket lca's?
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Re: Front springs/ride hieght

Postby cosvega76 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:15 am

201 72 vega gt wrote:Do all Monzas have the deep pocket lca's?


From what I remember, and seems to be confirmed looking at the spring listing in the FAQ (http://h-body.org/library/hbodyfaq/index.html), starting in 1975 all H-body cars went to the deep-pocket lower control arms.


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