I need suspension EXPERT opinion

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. challenger57

    challenger57 cuda57

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    Here is my build. I have a 63 valiant pro street with an Alterkation front end, a 400 big block and 7 qrt oil pan, coil over shocks with 450 springs. My problem is inorder to get my oil pan off the floor 3 plus inches I have to crank up on the springs making my front SOOO hard there is no rebound on the springs. It feels like I have solid rods instead of shocks. The shocks are 14 inch when fully extended. Currently they sit at 12.5 inch and info says fully compressed are 10 1/8 giving me 2 3/8 of travel. I do not have tunnel clearance to try and raise the motor mounts. There is not enough travel between the upper and lower control arms for longer shocks. I am waiting for a response from RMS on what they suggest. Any thoughts???
     
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      abodyjoe Well-Known Member

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      best bet is to listen to what bill tells you....


      just a note. bill has been short handed so answering calls has lacked some.. think his help is back from vacation now so you should be good..
       
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      roccodart440 Well-Known Member

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      Did you call or email?

      My experience is you are much better off calling.
       
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      challenger57 cuda57

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      I got to talk to Bill today and we discussed what i have. My ride height is set good with the springs. I currently have 24" skinnys up front and he tells me that the set up is engineered for 26" tires, that would give me an extra inch in clearance. Once I get this thing on the road I will have to play with the damper adjustments. He said the ride will not be as stiff as it feels sitting still once moving.
       
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      moparlover Well-Known Member

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      also there are more than one type of 7qt oilpan. there is a low profile and a deep sump

      they take different pickups, so you cant just swap the pan
       
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