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    Help with lowering my 79 corona

    I have been doing hours of research and I cant seem to find a definite answer on how to lower my corona wagon in the front any more than it already is. at the moment I ave 3in drop blocks in the rear and I cut off about 2 coils up front but I want more low!!! I am just scared to cut any more off becuase I dont want to sacrifice my ride quality that much, can someone please help! here is my car as it sits right now



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    Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona

    if it has McPherson struts up front then you will probably wanna do what this guy did: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=17657. if you call T3 they can explain to you everything you will need and where to buy it if they don't have it.

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    Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona

    Quote Originally Posted by adamyee
    if it has McPherson struts up front then you will probably wanna do what this guy did: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=17657. if you call T3 they can explain to you everything you will need and where to buy it if they don't have it.

    Thats kind what I was thinking after reading his post but idk man, I'm trying to figure out an easier way of doing it but I guess I'm just to use to lowering Honda Civic's. lol

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    Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona

    If you don't want to lose ride quality then don't lower it any further. Unfortunately, you can't have it both ways - you can only go so far before it bottoms out. Unless you want to build a complete custom suspension, the lower you go - the more the ride quality will suffer.

    My 79 Sedan isn't slammed, but it's about 2-2.5 inches lower with sport racing springs from a 78-81 Celica. The ride is stiff, and it handles great, but I don't bottom out very much because I still have some travel in the suspension. Any lower, and I'll be bottoming out over smaller dips/bumps in the road.

    Nice looking wagon, by the way!

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    Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona

    If you section the struts like that other guy did then you will add a couple inches of extra travel even at a lower stance.

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    Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona

    Okay I hear that and thanks for the comPliment on my wagon. I'm really not worrying on bottoming Out to much. Do you guys think it would be wise to cut more off the front, like just one full cOil or just throw different springs in if that's possible?

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    Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona

    Quote Originally Posted by ChaseCorona
    Okay I hear that and thanks for the comPliment on my wagon. I'm really not worrying on bottoming Out to much. Do you guys think it would be wise to cut more off the front, like just one full cOil or just throw different springs in if that's possible?
    Cut it! Everythings fixable if you dont like it. Just my opinion but this outlook hasnt disappointed me yet.

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    Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona

    That's what I'm thinking dude but I don't want to cut to much off and accidentally end up having to weld the spring to the bottom of the strut... Lol

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    Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona

    Your car is low enough. I think it is a little too low. I am with GTR dude. You have no stroke = uncomfortable ride = poor handling. Leave it as is.

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    Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona

    second motion with Robakun. it looks low enough. Nice wagon.

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