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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-10-2004, 11:31 PM
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I prefer to have a level rather than a raked look. 96 SS with HA front/rear, Hotchkis x-tend control arms, stock springs and shocks.

I don't want to lower the front, just the rear... would it not be a good idea to just install rear springs like the eibachs? What would be better... the caprice or the impala springs to lower the back to be level with the front?

I guess shocks could be changed soon... approaching 60,000 miles. Any all comments suggestions welcomed.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 01:41 AM
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Moog CC627 rear springs should do the trick.
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 10:55 PM
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Moog CC627 rear springs should do the trick.
That's interesting.... Cargo Coils, Hmmm! Anyone using these? Would love to hear the results!
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 11:11 PM
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last year i put on cargo springs,wanting a firmer ride i did get a firmer ride,but it brought the rear end up about 1 1/2 inches higher than the front end.
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 12:20 AM
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Currently when measured from floor to the fender through the center of the wheel the front is 27" and the rear is 27.25"

Ideally I would like to lower the rear .75 to 1.0"
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 01:52 AM
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Key here is WHICH Cargo Coils you run...aka they aren't all the same, ya know

The cc627s will lower an SS about 1". The cc621s will raise it about 1", and the cc507s will raise it even more than that!
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 02:00 PM
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Thanks... I will get a set of the cc627's

I guess I may as well do the shocks also... I was thinking of the edlebrock IAS?

Would the ride be much harsher with the CC627's?
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 06:18 PM
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I would'nt know about the ride but, dont get those Edelbrock shocks. They're crap, just do a search.
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2004, 12:25 PM
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Ordered the CC627's and the Bilstein 1104/0929's. Should have them later next week. I will post results for those interested after the installation. Thanks again for all the helpful information!
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-21-2004, 02:08 PM
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I have most of the parts, just waiting on the rear spring insulator pads from Dal. Was doing a bit of reading and have a question on the rear spring orientation when installed. I will be installing the CC627's and want to know which way the pigtail end should be pointing? I guess this is called indexing? Does this apply with the CC 627's... I know the close coil section goes at the top and read the pigtails should point towards the drivers side. Would that be the top or bottom pigtail?
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