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 Post subject: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:38 am 

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:51 pm
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Location: France
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 ?

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Mikis


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 Post subject: Re: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:33 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:07 am
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Location: Geelong, Australia
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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 Post subject: Re: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:15 am 

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:51 pm
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Location: France
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 ?

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 Post subject: Re: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:00 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:07 am
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Location: Geelong, Australia
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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 Post subject: Re: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:48 am 

Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:02 pm
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Location: denver
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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 Post subject: Re: How to lower a 1977 Mazda 929/RX4 ?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:10 pm 

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:51 pm
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Location: France
Hi everybody,

Thanks for the infos !
See You !

Mikis


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