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    Rear end lifting

    Looking to lift up my 1970 duster rear end. I have a few extra pairs of leafs laying around off of other chrysler cars don't know if I should try to add a few more leafs, or go with shackles or air shocks.

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    Adding more leafs will make them stiffer, but will not raise the car. The proper method would be to have the springs re-arched by a spring shop. Check local truck spring shops. Shackles and air shocks are not the best way to do it.

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    Is it bad I like the look a lot of springs shackles on a muscle car,hahaha. What is the reason though why so many people don't like shackles?

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    How much of a lift would I get you think if I got my springs rearched?

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    Long shackles create a lot of side load when cornering, so that would be my last choice. I'm sure you could get the springs re-arched to provide 2-3 inches more height.

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    agreed. I've seen the long shackles actually twist and/or bend under hard side load conditions. some of the cheaper ones fail outright.

    I've noticed the superstock springs tend to add a bit of lift to the rear when installed. those would surely be a good choice for adding/restoring a bit of rear height while also aiding in traction.

    that might be the way to go

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    Had the springs rearched in the 62 300 my kid had.They added a leaf and 1 inch more arch.It sat very nice.Drove it for at least 12 years and they were better than any new springs you can buy.If yours are old 1 inch more will add probally 2 inches lift as they are probally sagging.Rocky
    Harleys and Mopars.If god made better he kept it.

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