Originally Posted by proeagles
That should tell you something right there. There is no benefit to raising the rear and the increased stress on the front end would wear out parts faster. There is already more weight up front than needs to be. I'm older than you and remember those days as well. Perhaps we weren't as smart as we thought we were back in the day.
Thanks for the input Proeagles. I had a friend tell me offline that he thought back in the day when more cars were "jacked up" it was to accommodate bigger tires. He also mentioned more cars used leaf springs too, so maybe that had something to do with it. I don't know. I do know that I like the look but don't want to cause damage to my vehicle, just because I like the look.
That said, back in the olden days and even still today, people do things to their cars that provide no benefit other than they like the way it looks. A fancier hood or the sequential tail lights, are a few examples.
Anyway, you make a valid point by suggesting that raising the rear puts increased stress on the front. If instead of raising the rear, if I just lowered the front, would that pose a potential problem for the vehicle?