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Need to raise back end

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    Need to raise back end

    I lowered my car several months ago and not that the springs have settled the back end has dropped about 1/4 to a 1/2 inch more than i wanted. How can I raise the rear back up this amount? Do they make spring spacers and if so where can i buy them?

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    you could try the heater hose mod on the springs.....not sure if that'd give you enough but it'd probably give you a quarter inch.

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    go to your local parts store and look in the towing section. There they have this rubber blocks that you can insert in between the coils to give it a small lift. that should help you out.

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    +1 on the Heater Hose Mod on bottom of spring . Be sure you keep the upper rubber isolator in place.

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    what does the hose mod do and how is it done

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    it's supposed to be done to lower the height of the rear. You take the isolator out of the top and then slide a heater hose up on the spring and put the spring back in.....that will give you a little drop in the rear. In your case you could leave the isolator in place and slide the hose over the spring and it may give you a little bump in height. Probably not a lot but maybe a quarter inch or so.

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    will the heater hose not wear out over time or compress?

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    I run stock rear springs and the heater hose mod...I love it.

    If you still have your stockers, I would do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    I run stock rear springs and the heater hose mod...I love it.

    If you still have your stockers, I would do that.
    He's already lowered. We're talking about raising the rear up a little by adding the heater hose mod and keeping the rubber isolator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadTA00 View Post
    He's already lowered. We're talking about raising the rear up a little by adding the heater hose mod and keeping the rubber isolator.

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    I know what you're talking about. I was giving another option for raising the rear a little.

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    Going back with stock springs would raise me up more than i want i think ill try the heater hose mod and see how that works out

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