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what would be the best way to lower my 64 comet?
im doing more of a modern rest.with newer style rims and tires and im wanting to bring the front end down.to where the front bumper is about a half inch or inch lower than the back bumper.i think i can leave the back alone but i have to bring the front down and dont know the best way to do it.thanks for your help
February 8, 2009
Sorry I do not have too much info in this area, however I believe a buddy of mine used some lowering springs on a similiar vehicle (falcon) from a place like this one. Good luck w/your search.
February 10, 2009
I did a lowering on my old ride once when I was a teen ager. BUT, I did want to keep my car original, so I simply bought some clamps that goes on coil springs. You simply place the clamps on the coil springs and tighten the nuts on them, resulting in spring compression. This gives you the lowering effect, without going through all of the mechanical work of actually cutting/replacing the coils. And you can place them up high where they won't be seen as well. Worked great for me. Here is a good place to obtain the item.
February 17, 2009
years back we heated part of the coil to cherry red this would make the spring tighten up and lower the front don't heat the complete coil only one ring heat slowly you can do this without taking anything apart. good luck.
April 2, 2009
the best wat to lower the vehicle is to find a supplier that has spindles that are offset. this will lower the car and leave the suspension the same as far as the springs or shocks. you can lower it by heating or replacing the springs, but this changes the geometry on the front end, and the car will bottom out in the front and it will affect the spring and shock travel. offset spindles will still allow the shock and spring to travel in the stock position while still lowering the car.
June 26, 2009
Speaking of 1964 Comet's, have you seen this?
June 26, 2009