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Old 12-22-2005, 01:27 AM   #21
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I see comments about airbags? The one member we had here running them trashed two transmissions because the airbags upset the drivetrain geometry. I wouldn't suggest doing that.
correct, although it may look cool....its really bad....I would get the car in good running and looking order before considering modding it in any way
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I see comments about airbags? The one member we had here running them trashed two transmissions because the airbags upset the drivetrain geometry. I wouldn't suggest doing that.
the problem with substantial ride height modification, is if you drive a bagged car all the way down, it reverses the angel of the axles , so in stead of them going down, they go up, and everything is calculated with a negative pinion angle. This is a very common problem, even with RWD applications
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well after i get the car running how would i lower it
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http://www.coilsprings.com/ makes custom springs. Paulnold got a 1.5" drop all around. I actually bought 2" front and 1.5" rear drop springs from them at the end of the summer but have yet to install them.
It was like $300 something shipped, came pretty quick, but the coating that came on them weared off in some spots on boxes they were shipped in.
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The coating is probably just a rubber/tar undercoating to prevent rust and still be able to flex.
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Just saw that I had a pic of the quote on photobucket:
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