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 Post subject: Lowering the wagon... what gives good ride???
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:46 pm 
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Like the title says, I'm dropping the wagon: 2.5". Does anyone know a part #/vehicle of shorter REAR shocks that would work?
Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:48 pm 
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Maybe you should tell us what kind of wagon? :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:05 pm 
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1972 Dodge Colt Wagon 8)

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Maybe you should tell us what kind of wagon? :mrgreen:


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if youre using a lowering block youre not changing the shocks height and lenght. what you need to do is shorten the bump stop rubber and maybe get a stiffer shock absorber. Im using KYB gasadjust w/c is stiff enough for me.


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The front setup Im not sure, maybe get a same circumference spring and cut it short, maybe someone can help you find a harder spring rate.


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 Post subject: Re: owering
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:14 pm 
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Thanks. Is there a part # - haven't been able to locate one, yet?

w/c???

Taking suggestions/recommendations, what gives a good ride...

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Dax wrote:
if youre using a lowering block youre not changing the shocks height and lenght. what you need to do is shorten the bump stop rubber and maybe get a stiffer shock absorber. Im using KYB gasadjust w/c is stiff enough for me.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:53 pm 
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comfortwise you can't beat blocks, but not to use for handling or horsepower

i'm using bilsteins from a toyota landcruiser, you just re-use the factory crushtube
but those might be too stiff for your liking


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:54 am 
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What part # are those landcruiser shocks?

Well, with cars this light, compared to heavier cars using the same type of blocks(Mustangs, Camaros, etc.), the handling/hp issue shouldn't factor too heavily.

I'm using blocks and am looking for a shock, not overly harsh but will handle luggage and tag-alongs - me and the wife will be using it for local getaways and weekend cruising.

My wagon might see some added hp, in time, but it's a wagon. I'm not gonna auto-X or drift it - just cruising and some occasional highway "floating".

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comfortwise you can't beat blocks, but not to use for handling or horsepower

i'm using bilsteins from a toyota landcruiser, you just re-use the factory crushtube
but those might be too stiff for your liking


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there was a thread on this in the colt forum, but i can't find it
forum search turns up nothing :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:49 pm 
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Much appreciated, matt. Just trying to get a feel for what offers a decent ride - not rock hard, not too squishy. I tend to favor a bit stiffer than stock.
Thanks again.

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there was a thread on this in the colt forum, but i can't find it
forum search turns up nothing :roll:

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