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Thread: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?

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    How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?

    Hi everybody,
    I would to have know how to lower my 929/Rx4 ?
    Can i find shorter springs for the front? Do i have to change the struts ?
    And what about the rear suspension ? Do i need specific parts ?

    See you.

    Mikis

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    Re: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?

    I'm not sure on parts availability in France.

    However you will basically need a set of lowered front springs. There are many companies worldwide that make aftermarket lowering springs to suit your car. Alternately you can have your springs reset to the appropriate height. I know in Australia you are normally better off buying aftermarket springs.
    As for the rear, you will need to have the leaf springs reset to a lower height by a suspension specialist.

    Hope this helps you.

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    Re: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?

    Thanks Ben,

    If i put lowered springs, can i keep the original struts or should i change them?
    Do you have brand names ? Links ?
    For the rear i found this:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MAZDA-RX4-RX ... 3cb657625d

    How does it work ?

    See you !

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    Re: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?

    King springs make front springs to suit your application, I would recommend changing your shock absorbers to suit, however you can get away with retaining your standard ones as long as you are lowering the car within reason.

    I wouldn't recommend using lowering blocks, but as a last resort I guess they could be considered. They work by spacing the diff housing away from the leaf springs to which they are normally bolted directly to. This is the poor mans method of lowering a vehicle with leaf springs.

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    Re: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?

    lowering blocks have been around since the 50's and are the simplest way to lower a leaf spring vehicle. The poor mans lowering method involves a torch and a prayer.

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    Re: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?

    Hi everybody,

    Thanks for the infos !
    See You !

    Mikis

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