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 Post subject: Lowering a '71 Crown
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:30 pm 

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I was just wondering if i could get some ideas to help out with lowering my car. Im pretty new to these types of cars. The easiest way would be to take a torch and heat the springs to lower the car, but do some of the other toyotas springs interchange with a '71 crown to lower it?

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a '71 Crown
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:08 am 

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would cut them before i torch them....


your looking at full on custom fabrication for something so rare state side....

any pics?

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a '71 Crown
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:01 am 

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If you page through King Springs (Australia)'s catalogues, they have some options, but getting them shipped here is pretty steep.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a '71 Crown
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:58 am 
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Easiest way is to measure your springs(I.D. O.D. and height) and find something that will fit. Hardest part is finding out the stock spring rate. Then go to some place like pitstopusa.com and find some new springs that work for your application. Most likely, you will be looking for something like a 225-275lb sping in you diameter you need. For the height measurement, you will want the spring uncompressed. Do not torch the springs, cutting is better, but not by much.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a '71 Crown
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:26 pm 

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thanks for the info, i was looking around the site last night some and found that mid 60's chevelle springs would work. dont quote me on that though haha. I just picked it up last week so im just trying to get some ideas on how to do stuff on these cars. My last vehicle i built was a bit different (68 chevy piuckup) but they do have the same suspension set-up (basically) coil springs front and back.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a '71 Crown
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:29 pm 

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Thats a very tidy looking crown you picked up. Can't wait to see that thing all polished up. That paint looks like it's gonna come out very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a '71 Crown
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:54 pm 
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Please do it properly! King Springs are ok but they only do the standard height, no lowered ones. As stated before, look for something similar in your DM

EDIT: I stand corrected on the King Springs. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TOYOTA-CROWN-MS-40-95-1963-1979-Lowered-King-Springs-KFFL-01-Front-/280888590536?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item416643c0c8

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a '71 Crown
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:19 am 
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Oh yeah, forgot as well. You need to match the springs with shortened shocks/struts. I know that for most of my Toyotas, late model Camaro shocks worked in the rear. Anything from like 1982-2002 (3rd gen/4th gen) will work.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a '71 Crown
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:19 pm 

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Awesome, Thanks for all the help. I cant wait to really get working on this car

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a '71 Crown
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:58 pm 

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Not sure if your 71 Crown is similar in regards to front suspension as my 75 Corona but i used some heavy duty Ford Courier truck front coil springs i got from Rock Auto (Moog suspension #CC250) delivered for $54. They worked perfect and i cut 2 coils. They are thicker than the factory spring so it rides nice. Gonna get some shocks now to match the shortened ride height. Good luck


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