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Old 08-25-2004, 19:38   #1 (permalink)
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Leaf spring lowering blocks

Does anyone know how you can tell if your car is fitting with lowering blocks? I know it sounds like a stupid question and I suppose it is, but I would like to find out if my ZH is fitted with them.

I know the front is lowered, but the rear is still a bit high. With standard leafs (leaves?), how long should the bolts be if it's either standard or lowered height, but definately one of the two.

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Re: Leaf spring lowering blocks

If its got lowering blocks, there will be metal blocks between the axle and leaf springs.

Ive got nfi on the length of the bolts, but you'll be able to tell as theres not alot of u-bolt poking out from the end of the nut underneath the leaf springs.

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Re: Leaf spring lowering blocks

usually 1.5 or 2 inch aluminium blocks between the leafs and the diff axle tubes. You'll know when you see em as they stick out like dogs balls. Going off memory I think they are illegal, you may want to check this before RWcert.
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Re: Leaf spring lowering blocks

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usually 1.5 or 2 inch aluminium blocks between the leafs and the diff axle tubes. You'll know when you see em as they stick out like dogs balls. Going off memory I think they are illegal, you may want to check this before RWcert.
In QLD, lowering blocks are OK as long as they are made of steel or aluminium.
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Re: Leaf spring lowering blocks

The 1st thing you want to do is get rid of them, and do the job properly by getting the leaf's reset.
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Re: Leaf spring lowering blocks

Agree with galaxy XR8 - they may also affect your insurance if you have a stack - and they do not do any favours for the handling! Get the springs reset - couple of years ago I was quoted about $160 for a pair to be reset.

They do come with longer U-bolts than standard (had a pair on a car and got rid of them pretty quickly)
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Cheers for that. Looks like my back end is at standard height, then.
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So how low are you going to go then when you get them reset?
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Re: Leaf spring lowering blocks

The blocks will also cause axle tramp, you are better off getting the leaf's reset and spend an extra $100 odd and have a rebound leaf fitted while they're out.
Also use all new nolethane bushes and spring pads.
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So how low are you going to go then when you get them reset?
Only about an inch, maybe two... not looking for the slammed look. Just a little lower than standard.
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