#
It is currently Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:18 pm


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 4 posts ]
Author Message
 Post subject: Lowering blocks--Corolla Wagon????????
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:30 am 

Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:38 pm
Posts: 17
Corolla wagon owners:

What brand of lowering block are you using? I currently have unknown 3" blocks and they're garbage. I'm looking to get 2" blocks to bring the rear up just a bit.. Any luck with universal blocks, or is there a company that makes specific blocks for the Corolla? I've searched and no luck so far..

Thanks--Brandon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Lowering blocks--Corolla Wagon????????
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:09 am 

Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:17 pm
Posts: 150
Location: Los Angeles
What makes the blocks "garbage"? They're either gonna be cast or extruded aluminum or cast iron. I would be more concerned about the quality of the U-bolts. You can get different lengths, diameters, and bend radius U-bolts from off-roading truck shops.

Also, you might consider getting longer shackles instead of shorter blocks. It might improve the geometry of the rear end a little to have the leafs more parallel to the ground...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Lowering blocks--Corolla Wagon????????
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:23 pm 

Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:38 pm
Posts: 17
The blocks were on the car when I bought it, and the rear end has side to side play. The blocks are a universal style (fit poorly) , and the ubolts are as tight as their going to get . I have not looked into longer shackles as there doesn't appear to be room for them. I'm thinking about having a set of springs made to just remove the blocks from the equation..

Sylvester, have you used longer shackles on a Corolla?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Lowering blocks--Corolla Wagon????????
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:03 pm 

Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:17 pm
Posts: 150
Location: Los Angeles
Ah, I see. Sounds like the locating pin in the blocks are gone/missing.

Unfortunately, no. It was just something I remember reading in a suspension/handling book that said having the spring parallel to the ground would eliminate/reduce roll steer.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 4 posts ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: panda, Pseudonym and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net