Moparts Tech Archive
Springs & Shocks
Lowering rear...flipping hangers?Jon01
From: West Des Moines,IA,USA
Registered: Dec 1999
posted 06-29-2002 01:41 PM
I'd like to lower the back of the Charger an inch or so, I don't know any way to do this other than flipping the front hanger over.
I fliiped the hangers on my 70 Coronet. I hammered the studs out of the hangers and milled the holes into slots, because the spacing was different between the top and bottom studs. Then I used grade 8 bolts and locknuts to put them in upside down. Not sure if you would get a whole inch from this, but I like how mine turned out. It is also supposed to help traction a little, and it looks good from the side because the leaf spring tucks under the car more at the end. I'm not a fan of using blocks. If you need more than you can get by flipping the hangers you should have the spring arch changed. Just my 2 cents, hope it helps.
Gents....If you are flippin' the front hangers you also need to swap them side for side. I have not done this personally but saw an article years ago in a Mopar Mag. about this. If memory serves correctly this will lower the car 3/4" to 1" or so, depending on the condition of your springs.
I flipped the hangers on my Charger, and really like the look. Have a round file, and lots of patience. I did mine according to the writeup in HPM in Sept 1991.
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