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Currently the back of our 1966 Mustang is too high. Measuring the back leaves it turns out that the free arc is around 19cm (7,6 inch) which, under standard conditions, should be around 5-1/2 inch. As a result we decided to replace the current leaves with standard 5-1/2 free arc leaves. However, question is if our shocks (KYB Gas-a-Just) will also have an influence on the height. Can somebody help me?
Your shocks will have no effect on your ride height.
I'm sure you did your homework on leaf springs and that you will find on the market basically standard mount, Mid eye, and reverse eye springs. All of which can change your ride height. The terms above are referring to the location of the mounting eye at each end of the spring relative to the leaf end.
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