I just bought a ’54 Chevy 2 door. It has 3″ lowering blocks and is – in my opinion- exactly 1″ too low in the back. I’m really not a bubble gum things together kind of guy and I believe, in most cases, lowering blocks are a version of Bazooka Engineering. Agree? Aluminum blocks also squeak like a mad man. Are there steel blocks available, or should I suck it up and replace the springs with custom made, 2″ lowering springs? The car has stock 6-cyl and not a monster hot rod.
Comments and/or prices welcome.
Blocks are not only Bazooka Engineering, they are also the leading cause of handling problems.
The farther the spring attachment is from the axle the greater the twisting force. Increased twisting force causes increased axle windup. Increased axle windup causes decreased handling.
Do it the right way and go with a lowered set of springs. The Installation Kit has the front eye bolts, u-bolts, shackles and bushings.
Be sure to check your shock length when removing the blocks. Make sure you have the extra 2 Inches of travel. If not we handle QA1, Carrera and Edelbrock.