Suggestion On Raising Ride Height

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4dr_pontiac_lemans

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Nov 13, 2018
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Yea I know not a looker yet lol it's still a work in progress. Okay you guys I have a 1980 4dr Pontiac LeMans that i'm looking to raise the ride height on and was wonder if anyone could suggest the best way to do so or who knows exactly how i could do so? I'm looking to get about a 2 to 3 inch lift from stock ride height. I've already installed rear air shocks and still doesn't have the ride height I'm looking for but I haven't done anything to the front yet. Dont mind the front bumper either gonna get it redone and custom made
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t have the height in the back I'm looking for haven't done anything to the front yet
 
TURNA

TURNA

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#2
Why do you want to raise it?
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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I am not sure why you would want to raise it but I would make sure your suspension and body mounts are in good shape first before attempting to do anything to change the ride height.
 
Qdub24

Qdub24

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You could use stock A-Body w/Big Block or B-body w/Big Block coil springs to get some additional ride height. Shocks aren't meant lower or lift a vehicle, just soften the impact of roadway obstructions. New springs make a ton of difference on these cars; they really don't sit that low.
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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Also on a side note I would go with a narrower rim especially on the rear, the unsafe practice of "stretching" the tire on rim and going beyond the tire manufacturers recommended rim width can lead to tire failure.
 
Clone TIE Pilot

Clone TIE Pilot

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Maybe 9C1 springs?
 
spidereyes455

spidereyes455

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What engine is in it or will be in it? That will help narrow down the selection for front springs to get the height you looking for.
 
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paul.m

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Yea like mentioned above , your tire situation is dangerous ! Springs will probably be your first venture into raising ride height , and how much you raise it will determine the rest .
 
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