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Lowering XY

Hello all

Ok, this probably sounds like the stupidest question ever, but I have never in my life ever bothered to look underneath a leaf sprung car. This XY im looking at has been lifted with a extra leaf apparently, the rear guards are a good 3 inches above the tyre, while the front end has been lowered with king springs (back in the 80's stylez)

Before I drive the sucker to Qld, i just wanna drop the arse to match the front. How do I go about this?

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Hello all

Ok, this probably sounds like the stupidest question ever, but I have never in my life ever bothered to look underneath a leaf sprung car. This XY im looking at has been lifted with a extra leaf apparently, the rear guards are a good 3 inches above the tyre, while the front end has been lowered with king springs (back in the 80's stylez)

Before I drive the sucker to Qld, i just wanna drop the arse to match the front. How do I go about this?

Cheers.
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Re: Lowering XY

I imagine lowering blocks would be the easiest, but resetting the leaf springs is the best option yes? Do your normal suspension shops like pedders do this kind of stuff? Whats actually involved?

Why didnt they just build these things with springs? haha

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drop the ass by bringing up a pallet of beer .,most utes have 5 leaf rear or 7 leaf. if u have air shocks it will also be able to be raised or lowered in 2 secs.

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u can redrill the shackles to lower it as well

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mmm beer

It will need to be lowered anyway, might as well get it done before i strip it. I'll go to my local suspension places when the sale goes through and get their opinions.

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u can redrill the shackles to lower it as well
Why in god's name would you bother? Nothing wrong with lowering blocks, reset or lowered leafs.
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Why in god's name would you bother? Nothing wrong with lowering blocks, reset or lowered leafs.
hey mate. I love your "hate Greg Murphy" club!!! Can I join. Out of curiousity, is it because he drives a holden or just because he's an arrogant pig? Would you like him any more if he drove a Ford?
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hey mate. I love your "hate Greg Murphy" club!!! Can I join. Out of curiousity, is it because he drives a holden or just because he's an arrogant pig? Would you like him any more if he drove a Ford?

I have nothing against Holden drivers (I think Bright is great) but Murphy is just a dick I didn't start the club, but I'm pretty sure that anyone is free to join.
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I have nothing against Holden drivers (I think Bright is great) but Murphy is just a dick I didn't start the club, but I'm pretty sure that anyone is free to join.
Think back a couple years and brighty was Ford driver. He was just on loan to the dark side.
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