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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 07-20-2001 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On my 65 its higher in the rear only on the drivers side.I have airshocks that I have no idea how old they are.Even if I load the low side to 100psi and the drivers side to only 25psi the passenger side is still lower.It's off by about 1"or so.It's worst with the family in the car the passanger tire rubs on almost any right turn.Do you think new air shocks or leaf springs would be fix it.I can't do both right now so I'm thinking the airshocks mite be better to start with.Do you think any of those bolt on leaf spring helpers will help.Thanks Ron

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65 coupe with a stock 1969 351w,RPM intake,carter625cfm,shorty hedmen hedders,black magic electric fan,stock C4,peg leg 8" 2:80,Boss 429 hood scoop.

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JAAZZY
Gearhead

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From: Bay Area, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 07-18-2001 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron,

I don't want to give you any bad news but sometimes the chassis bends a little causing the difference. I'm sure someone else here can tell you what to look for. New shocks and springs will make a world of difference in handling but may not fix that problem.

- Jas

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67coupe
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From: dallas NC usa
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 07-18-2001 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey id change the leaf springs first since seperatly pumping them up still wont get it level id say that the sprind is collasped on that side my 67 was that way just my .02$ worth

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
87 bronco II on 33's(now has blown motor:(
30 model A currently rustbucket
93LX 2.3 TURBO SLEEPER

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Fastback68
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 07-18-2001 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should be able to tell if your leaf springs are OK just by looking at them. If they're flat with the car's weight on them, time to change them. You could also check that you've got the rears of the two leaf springs attached to the same mounting holes on the shackles. Maybe one's up and one's down.

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