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Re: lowering springs

Postby markmitch [OP] » December 3rd 2018, 5:16am

about a year ago I added a set of steel leafs from a 2000 Astro so i could tow a small camper without problems and i don't plan on lowering the back end because of that.so if my front end is 28 and the back 30 i can deal with that. Thanks for sharing your views and info. I am glad i did this and found the lower ball joint so loose instead of finding it out on the road.
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Re: lowering springs

Postby markmitch [OP] » December 7th 2018, 7:38pm

Ok so I got both sides done but i had to replace all my ball joints due to age, they would have probably been fine but since I notice more play then what I deem safe i bought new moog uppers and lowers. I took some pictures of the van after i did the springs swap. I Have older pics of my van from before the swap if anyone needs/want to see them they are in my gallery.
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Re: lowering springs

Postby sixsix » December 7th 2018, 9:04pm

Nice Mark, looking good.
Not sure what ya' did, bu it'stit is all cool



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Re: lowering springs

Postby sixsix » December 7th 2018, 9:05pm

it's

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Re: lowering springs

Postby Mmusicman » December 8th 2018, 5:26am

Now it looks like you just need slightly smaller tires front, and slightly larger tires rear.
At least that's how I would do mine... :mrgreen:
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Re: lowering springs

Postby markmitch [OP] » December 8th 2018, 4:24pm

yeah but the fronts are new. so maybe in the future I will re size.
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Re: lowering springs

Postby DevinOmaha » May 16th 2019, 6:57pm

2 questions:
1) Since my safari is AWD Does anyone have suggestions on how to achieve the raked look without 2 different diameter tires? That can be an issue with the transfer case I as I understand it.

2) In lieu of that not happening, I am considering at least changing tire widths. Sticking with a 6" rim on the front and wondering if anyone has an idea on the rear? What width works out best without running into the wheel well?
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Re: lowering springs

Postby SheldonYoung » May 17th 2019, 12:20am

RimsnTires site has a great Tire Size Comparer. Plug in your info and what you'd like, and you get a visual and measured comparison. I've been using them for years on all my Hot Rod Builds.
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Re: lowering springs

Postby markmitch [OP] » July 12th 2019, 11:59pm

Hello everyone I decided because we are moving back to NH to put the stock coils back in so if anyone wants to buy the 2 inch lowering coils I just need to part with some stuff-I installed them in my van but the van was never driven since then. I paid 60 plus shipping so my loss is your gain-40 bucks and shipping there yours. It swill be a few days prior to me removing them but if you want them I will pull them out and get you shipping cost when you give me your address. Thanks Mark
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Postby KamEmift » August 7th 2019, 2:43am

If you are going to install lowering springs you may want to install new struts also with an older car. However you may want to let the springs settle 3-4 weeks before doing the alignment.
The price doesnt seem to be out of line.
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Re: lowering springs

Postby SheldonYoung » August 10th 2019, 3:03pm

I went with Drop Spindles, Coils, Shocks, and Drop Leaves on my AstorSurf.

Wasn't as radical as some of the pics shown, and still a bit rougher ride.
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Re: lowering springs

Postby markmitch [OP] » August 10th 2019, 3:20pm

I am selling the 2" drop springs for 50+shipping I did not like it that low so I removed them. I cut half a coil off the stock springs and reinstalled them.
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