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    Thinking about putting V6 springs on...

    I heard lots of people are putting them on the rear.
    I am just curious to what is the advantage over doing so and does it let the rear sit up higher or lower?

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    Higher.

    And I had no advantages.
    Actually done better on my Strano springs.

    Remember, you don't want the car squatting a lot in the rear.

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    Well I want it to sit a little bit higher on the back, r they softer or harder?

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    Softer.

    What springs does it have now?

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    1/8 mile 8.32 at 83.97
    1/4 mile 13.049 at 105.24

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    And you want to go higher?

    Or just hook better?

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    Higher, when I drive with my dad in the car, my exhuast scrapes near the end so I think if the car was a little higher it wouldnt do that.
    I am tired of him bitching about it, how would it effect my hooking? With it being softer I should be able to launch it a little bit better right? and safer for the rear?

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    May launch a touch better. Helps with weight transfer.
    Doubt it would save the rearend in any way though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    Higher, when I drive with my dad in the car, my exhuast scrapes near the end so I think if the car was a little higher it wouldnt do that.
    I am tired of him bitching about it, how would it effect my hooking? With it being softer I should be able to launch it a little bit better right? and safer for the rear?

    is it really necessary to put higher springs on...honestly your car shouldnt be scraping like that with a stock set up and one other person in the car....i feel that you may just need new parts in general at the same ride height. Your suspension shouldnt be traveling so much that you bottoming out when someone rides in the car.......if your suspension is fine then you have a problem with your exhaust set up....either way something is wrong there and i feel going with higher springs isnt the answer....i have stock suspension......and a full aftermarket exhaust which is low as hell to the ground and with my buddy in the passenger seat who weighs about 220lbs and four girls piled in the back i havent bottomed out........i am thinking you need new shocks possibly.....either way you got too much play there and going higher isnt your answer

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    I have LTs, with a 2.5 inch x pipe dumped before the axel, those set ups are known to be kinda low.
    My dad is also a pretty big guy, its the only time it would scrape with only him in it no one else.

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    well if your shocks and springs turn out to not be bad.. how about just cutting you dumps down a bit? may save you some money...... are your dumps pointed straight down??? if so maybe just turning them out to the side a bit would help......just trying to save you some money......whats the clearance of the pipes to the ground when no one is in the car?

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    The lowest point of the suspension is the actual muffler, when I scrape it would tip the muffler.

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    so it only does it when your dad is in the car with you...ok well what is the combined weight of you to guys? maybe your shocks and springs have gone bad. maybe if you just get aftermarket ones at the same ride height, they will be stiffer and have more resistance and you wont have that problem......

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    I am pretty sure my shocks and springs are good, my car on the door says 3444 i weight 210 roughly and my dad is pretty big. I have no idea what he weights.
    Ok so bottom line what will the V6 srpings do 4 me?
    help me launch

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    ive heard of people putting v6 springs in to help with a better launch like luos said it has to do with weight transfer. im in the middle of a v6 to v8 swap and im keeping the v6 springs in. the v6 doesn't weight much less then the v8 thanks to the iron block in the v6. now im not an expert in any means but that just what i have read. its in one of my ls1 books i think.

    chris

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    Yea I already put in V6 rear springs.
    Made a noticeable difference while launching.

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    98-02 rear springs are the same for V6 or V8 according to the sticky above?
    unless you are using 93-97 springs it seems useless.

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