To Lower Or Not Lower

Discussion in 'Pro-Touring' started by Ken Adams, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Ken Adams

    Ken Adams Well-Known Member

    I have a 71 GS I want to convert to a Pro-Touring type suspension. Front suspension will include larger sway bar, Global West tubular control arms, Howe 0.9" and 0.5" tall ball joints and lowering springs. My concern is there may be clearance issues, if I install lowering springs with the front upper and lower tall ball joints. Your input please.
  2. ilikebmx999

    ilikebmx999 Well-Known Member

    Just the lower ball joints lower the car. I’ve got 1” lowering hotchkis springs and will probably end up with the taller lower ball joint to get it a bit lower.

    Do the control arms you’re looking at lower at all?
  3. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    If you have headers avoid lowering it
  4. Ken Adams

    Ken Adams Well-Known Member

    I do have headers installed.
  5. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    Long tube or shorties? I can’t lower mine because of Header clearance. Shorties you can lower your car.
  6. Ken Adams

    Ken Adams Well-Known Member

    Long Tube

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