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 Post subject: Hello Everybody, can someone pls help?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:56 am 

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I have a 79 corolla with rear leafs... I installed blocks but ride is terrible :? . Anyone know where I can buy lowering leafs? or how to info on turning them or something? Thanks, tE31


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 Post subject: Re: Hello Everybody, can someone pls help?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:19 am 

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there may be a spring shop around town that could de-arch them a little for you... there's a place here, but I don't know if they do that for cars or not. pretty sure they do it on bigger stuff, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello Everybody, can someone pls help?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:35 pm 
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Lowering blocks should not change the ride quality at all. Chances are something else is wrong. Are you sure it's not bottoming out? Did you trim the rubber bump stops? Are your shocks bottoming out?


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 Post subject: Re: Hello Everybody, can someone pls help?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:50 pm 

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No its not bottom out... Its a lot stiffer and makes a clicking sound sometimes from 1st to 2nd then quiets down or if there's no predssure when clutch in its quiet... Really sucks

Looks nice with the 2" drop all around but noise and feel SUCKS...
If anyone knows someone in the Bay that could help would be greatly appreciated...


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 Post subject: Re: Hello Everybody, can someone pls help?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Seriously, something is bottoming out, may be driveshaft, or nose of the diff, but something is.

Lowering blocks WILL NOT make the car stiffer. Ever. They can't. All they do is move the differential further away from the springs. They don't effect the springs.

You're probably sitting on the bumps stops with the diff hitting the floor when you shift.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello Everybody, can someone pls help?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:45 pm 

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Yea its definately something with the diff... I had to get custom u bolts wich were 1/2 wide so I re drilled the plates and don't fit as snug so I only have bottom leaf plate on... I just want another option can't really push it with blocks on anyway... Thanks

Turned leafs or custom would be it!


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 Post subject: Re: Hello Everybody, can someone pls help?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:23 am 

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There's a local shop here in SJ that deals with leaf spring suspensions so I'll get a business card for you and forward you the info in case you might need to talk to them...


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 Post subject: Re: Hello Everybody, can someone pls help?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:34 am 
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datsunfreak wrote:
Seriously, something is bottoming out, may be driveshaft, or nose of the diff, but something is.

Lowering blocks WILL NOT make the car stiffer. Ever. They can't. All they do is move the differential further away from the springs. They don't effect the springs.

You're probably sitting on the bumps stops with the diff hitting the floor when you shift.


x2 on the bump stops. Suspension travel is reduced which tends to hit the rubber bump stop specially with a 2" drop. Suspension pop could just be a matter of re-tightening the u-bolts. Assuming you've got new shocks since that'll make a big difference on damping. Hope this helps.


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