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Mar 29, Its pretty easy with a press, just lay the leaf eye hole in on its side and take a couple of little metal blocks to put on the edge/housing of the eye loop then find diameter piece of metal and use that to push the old bushing out and the new bushing in.

It takes a lot of pressure to get it out and in. Try this. Use a round hacksaw mimosa shrub pruning, 2180 Stoneham MA and insert thru the bolt hole. Reassemble the hacksaw frame with the blade inside the bushing and spring eyelet. Cut from the inside of bolt hole outward until you almost hit the steel. (dont knick or cut the steel as the spring eyelet could later fracture in this spot.)Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.

May 15, Leaf Spring Advice- First Gen Camaro. Hi All, I have a 67 Camaro with the full Hotchkis kit.

If you want to improve the handling, you need to control the motion of the chassis closer to normal ride height and stay away from the extremes.

2" drop springs in the front, drop in the rear. After i set the car down initially a couple of years ago when I installed everything, the rear was too high. I ended up throwing some 1" drop blocks in there to correct it and make the stance right. Apr 23, First Generation Camaro Info and Tech - Brakes, Suspension & Steering. Leaf spring bushings.

Ride Tech also sells coil over coils made by Hyperco which is a very high quality spring, they are what I use.

Sep 30, The whole point that 79T/Aman was stressing in his concern for the bushings in the front eye of the leaf spring is right here: The front eye needs to be able to swivel some to allow the rear to articulate without binding, so that means either rubber, or a spherical bearing (like a johnny joint) in the front. May 06, The leaf springs went in super easy, and were 2" drop. Sits nicely IMO, P/65R15 tires fill the wheel well pretty well, and it doesn't rub.

I used KYB gas-adjust shocks to replace the air shocks that came with the car. I also replaced the front shocks, and replaced the coils with" drop Eichbach springs.