Just wondering?

Discussion in 'Pro-Touring' started by kamkam1, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. kamkam1

    kamkam1 Well-Known Member

    Is it possible for your new lowering springs to make the car sit the same or higher than your old saggy stock springs ? Wanting to get springs and shocks for better stance and handling.. Thanks in advance Kirk
     
  2. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Active Member

    I think that would be a pretty surprising result. I just swapped out the soft stock springs in my Skylark that had been there since 1972. Went with 2" lowering springs and it dropped the car substantially. Even after 46 years, the stock springs were a lot taller than the new lowering springs.
     
  3. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Active Member

    Here are 2 photos of the car after installing lowering springs (and several other components)
     

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  4. kamkam1

    kamkam1 Well-Known Member

    Nice car, thanks for the reply, trying to decide on what kit to buy...
     
  5. HeavensDevil

    HeavensDevil Well-Known Member

    Anyone have UMI stock height springs?
     
  6. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors


    Nice lookin ride! [​IMG]
     
  7. sriley531

    sriley531 More Luck than Skill....

    Cool "crew cab"!!!
     
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  8. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    A few years ago I swapped out the orig springs with 1 inch drop springs. They back lowered almost exactly the inch. The front was the same height after the swap . Not that unusual for 40 years of engine weight to sag the front.
     
  9. kamkam1

    kamkam1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Red67, So my car is a 350 car and I swapped in a 455 about 16yrs ago. I sure would be disappointed if I bought lowering springs to get the stance I wanted just to have it set the same height, although it would handle much better. I guess I could cut coils to get it where I want it..
     
  10. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    I ended up cutting mine down to get where I wanted, now several years later Im thinking of going to coil overs
     
  11. kamkam1

    kamkam1 Well-Known Member

    Now I'm looking at coil overs....
     
  12. ilikebmx999

    ilikebmx999 Well-Known Member

    I bought coilovers for the rear but was turned off by the hybrid style front coil overs because people claim it prematurely wears out shocks due to deflection. A true coil over up front is far better but requires frame mods and welding.
     
  13. Short_Crank

    Short_Crank Platinum Level Contributor

    I thought the same thing. lol
     

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