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 Post subject: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:05 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:40 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:57 pm 

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adamyee wrote:
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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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:58 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:47 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:32 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:27 am 
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ChaseCorona wrote:
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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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:06 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:01 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:56 pm 
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second motion with Robakun. it looks low enough. Nice wagon. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:53 pm 

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Well thanks guys but I want the tires right where the bottom of the fender is, lol idk I might just leave it but I think it looks so big, needs moar lOw!


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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:12 am 

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I have to say that I agree, looks plenty low. I don't think going lower will make it look any smaller either, it's still a Corona Wagon.

Also, what's with the creepy face in the back window? :|


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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:49 am 

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Haha that face is me just screwing around in the back, lol. But thanks guys I think I might just leave it as is at the moment, I was also thinking about about taking the front bumper off... Any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:59 am 
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Your car looks great man! Leave it as it is! BTW, it will look much more better if you put that rear bumper on. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:58 am 
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lower profile tyres will make it lower...

-get some stiffer lowered springs

-get the leaves reset and add blocks on top of that

All will cost you money :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:55 pm 

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hey i have the same year corona wagon heres what i did out of the fact i couldn't find any struts for a decent price. i took all the parts i already had from a 86 corolla and converted it over the the corona. struts, hub, brakes, brake lines, everything bolted right up and worked great. still havent found any way to lower the rear without either chopping into the body or converting to independant rear. but heres a way to do it.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6923&p=133824#p133824


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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:29 pm 
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i know that car! use to belong to a friend of mine...nice to see it lower :D i have done the short stroke suspension on my mx63, its really not that bad of a job. bunch of us rock old toyotas, looks like you still have our sticker on the window 8) it would be cool to see the corona again! get back to me some of us are pretty knowledgeable and local :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 10:51 pm 

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Late-Brake wrote:
i know that car! use to belong to a friend of mine...nice to see it lower :D i have done the short stroke suspension on my mx63, its really not that bad of a job. bunch of us rock old toyotas, looks like you still have our sticker on the window 8) it would be cool to see the corona again! get back to me some of us are pretty knowledgeable and local :wink:

Sorry for the late update but I'm back! I actually meet the guy who owned it before me and he's an awesome guy, we chatted for about 45min and I love the white Cressida he's driving! I cut one more coil and it's a tad bit lower but that's about it. I actually got pulled over for the car being "to bouncy". Haha but it still needs wayy more low!


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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:58 pm 

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Okay so I heard about flipping ball joints.... Anyone know how to do this? I looked at my balljoints and I can't see how this is possible


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 Post subject: Re: Help with lowering my 79 corona
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:29 am 

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Big ole Bump here!!! Im trying to figure out how to make customer coilovers for the front but it seems like its going to be a bitch, What is it with using normal coilovers and welding on spindles anyway???? Or should I just use my stock spindles with different shocks...


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