Re: How best to raise back end?
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Re: How best to raise back end?

I did not poo-poo air shocks!  I said air shocks were ok to augment serviceable springs, not do there job.  In this case it's a safety issue, the shocks will be doing the springs job, rendering undo stress to your shock mounts, as well as coil over shocks will.
-------Original Message-------
From: 65
Date: 6/22/2015 1:37:18 PM
Subject: Re: How best to raise back end?
All you guys that poo-poo air shocks....can you explain the difference between coil-over shocks holding the car up and and air shocks holding the car up? Both put the same "pressure" on the shock mount
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From: Steve Mick <micher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:07:09 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Re: How best to raise back end?
I agree with Herb  100%--Do not do extended shackles.  Bach in the raised
rear days, guys would do the shackles route and  that would result in the
shocks being fully extended to the limit --next thing would be springs that
were straight or arched down.  If you have strong upper shock mount, the
adjustable spring over shocks  would probably work.
On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 1:31 AM, Herb <zephyr9900@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>     All long shackles will do is exacerbate your springs demise quickly.
> Stay away from them, probably the reason they are hard to find, I'm sure.
> Re-arch or replace are the best & safest options for your spring issue.  I
> have had good luck having my springs rebuilt and others on here not so
> much.
> There are other options such as air shocks or air bags but all they do is
> cover up the problem.  Air shocks have been the cause of many a broken
> shock mount because the shock mounts were never designed to carry the
> weight of the car, just the shock.  But both are viable options if that is
> the path you want to take, but both were designed to assist the spring in
> caring excess weight not to replace the springs job.
> Again stay away from long shackles.
>  *-------Original Message-------*
>  *From:* Wade's '62 Sport Fury <dwadelawrence@xxxxxxxxx>
> *Date:* 6/21/2015 11:38:38 PM
> *Subject:* How best to raise back end?
> My '62 Sport Fury sits low in the back end by at least 2-3 inches, I'm
> assuming because the leaf springs might be worn out?  We are thinking about
> getting leaf springs re-arc'd (there is a guy in Great Falls MT that does
> it), or perhaps putting on a longer rear spring shackle.  I looked on-line
> for a longer shackle but didn't immediately see one.  Any thoughts on where
> a guy could get a longer shackle, or whether it's better to have springs
> re-arc'd?  Thanks - Wade

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