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    Lowering opinions?

    1970 corona mark II. how low to go?



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    thanks for the help.

    I got some western wheels, model vector. you know, the "turbines". the previous owner had them chrome plated. they are amazing, i think i scored. 13x7 rear, and 13x5.5 front. almost brand new yoko's

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    Since you already have the wheels, did you try to put it on?
    If the rim extends out beyond the fender then you can't really fit the tires into the stock fender unless you change the camber to an extreme negative amount which is not recommended.

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    western wheels, cyclone I, 13x7. lowering opinions?


    fitted the wheels, fronts are perfect, rears extend maybe a half inch. any opinions on how low to go?, (i know terrible picture, my wide angle lens distorts everything.) I'll send a better pic after my camera charges.

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    this is how low mine is. I dont like wheels that stick out. i like a nice old school Japan style look.




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    oh and this is the front end of my 71 RT72


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    Re: thanks for the help.

    Quote Originally Posted by mark corona II
    I got some western wheels, model vector. you know, the "turbines". the previous owner had them chrome plated. they are amazing, i think i scored. 13x7 rear, and 13x5.5 front. almost brand new yoko's
    i have a set of the same wheels, with the orignal finish but mine are 14 x 7 +25 offset, i just need tires for em' , those look gooooodd :tu:

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    What size are the tires? Maybe look into 185 60 13 (I know federal makes them) and then drop the car 3-4". Looks like you'd need to roll the fenders a bit, and if you are live axle you'd want to look into your options for an adjustable panhard or get your's shortened.

    My opinion is pretty biased though, I like my cars scraping .

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    As low as is physically possible,

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    The question becomes do you want it to handle well, or look low and handle like crap? I say do some homework and lower it till the roll center and roll axis are correct, then it will both look good and handle great.

    If you over lower a car and the roll center goes below ground the only way make it sort of work is run stupid high spring rates (just ask any Alfa Romeo GTV or Spider owner who has lowered their car at all from stock. 1300 # spring rates for the front end are not uncommon for a street car that never will see track time.) You could also run drop spindles but those have there issues as well. Simply lowering the car is easy to do, doing right is another story. In my book, if I'm going to do something I might as well get it right. That said, my Alfa is lowered from stock and it does run 1300 lb springs in the front. There is no easy way to fix the roll center and other geometry issues. I just have to be aware of any dips in the road or places that my oil pan will scrape hard. I have knocked the oil drain plug loose on more than one occasion. (I quit driving that road in that car.)

    Just a thought,
    Will

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