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 Post subject: Lowering a '76 corolla wagon
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:42 am 

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Hey guys I'm new here, I just picked up a 1976 corolla wagon and I'm looking to get it pretty low. The previous owner installed 3 inch blocks in the back and cut the front springs. I know this isn't going to be everyones cup of tea, but how do I go about slamming this thing?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:22 pm 

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It's already lowered! It sounds like the right stance.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:34 am 
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yea that sounds about how low my 'rona wagon is. see for yourself though in my sig. if its not low enough put another block on it and chop the springs up some more lol.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:46 pm 

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so the only way to lower these cars really is by blocks and cutting springs? I guess i really need to get my new wheels on there and see if im happy with the height or not


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:06 pm 
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I mean thats the easiest and cheapest way. If you feel like fabricating a lot of custom stuff or have the money to have it done you can go coilovers or bags. just switch to a four link in the rear and youre set. but thats much easier said than done.

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Packergreg wrote:
Hezath wrote:
Wagons pull the bitches


That's how they got the old expression "Wagons Ho!"


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 Post subject: lowering
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:13 pm 
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the cheapest way to lower it is to cut the springs but the best way would be some coilovers and RCA's for the front. Call them to make sure they fit for yours. They are not too expensive.
http://technotoytuning.com/productlist.php?vehicleid=15
Coilovers straight from Ground-Control
http://www.ground-control-store.com/pro ... I=94/CA=18
Also tighten your suspension up with a Strut Tower Brace (2nd gen Mitsu Eclipse fits this but double check and compare your measurements before ordering) and front and rear sway bars (ADDCO of you can find them but there are other companies)
For the rear, the lowest you can go is 4" lowering blocks and youll scrape everywhere so go 3" or less. Just use this link and you have to modify a little bit but it will do fine.
http://www.jegs.com/i/Bell+Tech/146/6202/10002/-1
Other than that a 4 link can be used in the back in place of the old leaf springs but get someone that knows how to do it.
You can also get single leaf fiberglass leafsprings to get rid of all that weight and lower it even more

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:42 pm 

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wow thats some great info, thank you very much. to be honest I'll probably go with 4 inch blocks and check into coilovers from BRD Racing in Taylorsville, NC about two hours from me.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:22 am 

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check this thread out, imo the stance is just right


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:03 pm 

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^^ that is my car exactly lol same color same rain guards but i'm on 13's. I'm not sure how much he lowered his car but I like it.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:06 pm 

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post some pics brother


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:16 pm 

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I will tomorrow when it's light out.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:54 pm 

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sounds like if you put some 15's on yours, should look the same (the drop that is) as that one


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:20 pm 

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I was looking into some 13" ats classics or just getting my steelies widend, what do you think?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:29 am 

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i think you should go with whatever style you like. what i would do is get a very cheap set of, or borrow (steelies or freebees) 13's, 14's, 15's and slap them on to see which i like best.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:25 pm 

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how do you post pictures here?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:19 am 

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Honestly, that's about as "slammed" as it gets. Any lower and you won't actually have any suspension travel. :?

Spend your money and effort on some wider wheels. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:18 am 

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yea i'm definitely looking into wider wheels


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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a '76 corolla wagon
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:59 pm 

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What do you guys recommend for me? I have a 78 coupe, and it has 2'' Leafs, will 2 1/2'' blocks work? I checked the jeggs link and I wanted to ask you guys before buying them, I'm new to the old school corolla scene so I need all the help I can get haha


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