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how much drop ? by Lou6t4gto
Started on: 12-11-2013 01:07 PM
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Report this Post12-11-2013 01:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou6t4gtoClick Here to Email Lou6t4gtoSend a Private Message to Lou6t4gtoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
putting the 3800SC w/ Automatic into my '85 notchie that is now 4 cyl /auto. How much will the Extra Weight Lower the rear of the car ?
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Report this Post12-11-2013 01:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Arns85GTClick Here to Email Arns85GTSend a Private Message to Arns85GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Not much at all, likelly less than 1/2 in.

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OK, looks like I be lowering Both front and back. was wondering if to get the rear coil overs. Thanks How much do Front "Lowering Springs" Run ??
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Report this Post12-11-2013 02:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm not sure if you can even get lowering springs just for the front. They usually come in a 4-wheel set. Although if you're patient, you may find some used ones in the Mall, or on eBay.

That said, Rodney Dickman sells lowering ball-joints for the front suspension. And they're relatively inexpensive ($69 a pair, plus shipping).
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Report this Post12-11-2013 02:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I went from a 2.8 to a 3800 and there was no discernible difference in ride height in the rear. I have since gone with Eibach lowering springs front and rear. I think the above statement is correct and they're always sold in 4s. The springs cost me about $300 with shipping to Canada included (plus about 1/4 pound of skin off my knuckles installing). They're all over eBay at prices from $240 - $300. Ended up in a ride height reduction of just under an inch, pretty much all I was going for. Any lower and I wouldn't be able to reach the door handles without crouching

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I'm looking for a little over an inch. my other car (that I sold) was 1 inch, I'd like about 1 1/2". (wheel wells about 3/4"- 1" over the tires)
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Report this Post12-11-2013 09:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Custom2M4Click Here to Email Custom2M4Send a Private Message to Custom2M4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Or you could get coil overs for the rear, drop spindles or ballpoints, and cut a coil off your front end springs. Not quite as comfortable but at least you have some adjustment, and save some cash for front coilovers

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Report this Post12-11-2013 11:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou6t4gtoClick Here to Email Lou6t4gtoSend a Private Message to Lou6t4gtoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
wasn't aware there Were front coil overs available.
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Originally posted by Lou6t4gto:

wasn't aware there Were front coil overs available.

Is if you go tubular control arms, I have 1 coil cut on front and coil overs on rear,

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