Help All You Duster Guys !!!!!!

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. 1fast383

    1fast383 Active Member

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    Put super stock springs on the back of my duster(002-003)3000lb I believe now it sits way high. When I shim for the pinion angle that will bring it down slightly but not 4 inches.Car has the springs moved in 3/4 of an in.What works to bring it down? THANKS 1FAST383

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  2. 1968FormulaS340

    1968FormulaS340 Well-Known Member

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    Thats how SS springs are. That is how they are designed. SS springs are a drag racing spring.

    Go get some XHD springs. They will bring it down.
     
  3. Burntorange70

    Burntorange70 Well-Known Member

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    I like the way it looks but flipping the front hangers will bring it down about 1 inch. I vote you keep it like that though.
     
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    rc14 jr member

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    Nice progress Duster is looking Good.
     
  5. dart72

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    I have the same springs on my Duster. Set higher than I wanted. Installed 2" lowering blocks.
     
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    jimmyray Well-Known Member

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    You can buy front hangers that have an extra set of holes on top, that will lower it about 1". It will also settle another inch once they get a couple of hundred miles on them, and once you get your motor installed. Below is a pic of mine with SS springs, a DANA, the adjustable hangers and 275-50-17 tires, a shade over 27" tall.

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  7. Wheel Chock

    Wheel Chock Well-Known Member

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    Like Burnt Orange said; flipping the spring hangers will bring it down about an inch, but you have a lot more parts to install before you can really judge the ride height. If you're going to drag race it at all, lowering blocks are not the way to go, think spring-wrap.
    Nice Duster, looks great!
     
  8. Eric_S68

    Eric_S68 Well-Known Member

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    I use 2" lowering blocks with my 002/003's and the frt perch flipped over 275/60/15 MT ET streets, It gives a decent wheel alignment in the front. The higher the rear generally sits the Less (negative) Camber ya get in the front. Ya want a bit of positive camber....
     
  9. mullinax95

    mullinax95 Well-Known Member

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    I'd wait until everything is in the car and ready to go then make a decision. You might be surprised how much further is will drop. Cudaspaz blocked his down so like Eric mentioned it will work.
     
  10. bOb shingler

    bOb shingler Well-Known Member

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    just wait until you have everything in your hotrod. weight is your friend.
     
  11. 1968FormulaS340

    1968FormulaS340 Well-Known Member

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    Very good point. Don't judge your ride height until the car is assembled.
     
  12. dartley

    dartley Well-Known Member

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    If I am not mixing things up in my mind I believe I just read an answer from Rick E. (Mopar Action / tech Qs) about this subject just the other day. If you can get a hold of the latest issue, have a look. Or ... it might be posted on line any time soon on their site.
     
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