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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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Just lowered my 66 Coupe

Well ever since I got the car back from the shop I haven't been able to really work on it due to school and other things. So this past weekend I finally got fed up and decided to get rid of my 4x4 stance.

The front spring are the 620 Grab-A-Traks with the so called 1" drop. I actually had to cut the springs to get it to sit lower, I have never done that before so I ended up just cutting 1/4 of a coil, but now the front is just a tiny bit higher than the front, oops. That will get fixed this coming weekend.

In the back I have 5 leaf standards also Grab-A-Trak, but sat WAY too high. I installed some 2" lowering blocks and it also sits much better. The car is slowly but surely progressing.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 03:28 AM
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That stance is lookin great. Where the 5 leafs standard ride height or a mid-eye/reverse eye lowered height? (Before the lowering blocks did their thing)
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Fletch! They were standard 5-leaf, I was 18 when I bought the car and wanted it higher in the back relative to the front. Now I know that looked ugly and fixed it now.
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Looks good. I put the reverse eyes on mine and it sits about as low as yours in the back if not a tiny bit lower. My 620's I ended up cutting 1/2 a coil out and did the Shelby drop. Looks great though, whats the color?
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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^^Thanks. How does it ride with the reverse eye? Its pretty jumpy I would say after the lowering blocks and I rub on the left side but I think I know why.

The color is Azure Blue, comes off of the new edge Mach 1
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 10:07 AM
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I really like that color too! Your car looks good.
It took about 1 month of driving around for my new springs to "settle" when I installed them in my 66.
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I really like that color too! Your car looks good.
It took about 1 month of driving around for my new springs to "settle" when I installed them in my 66.
Thanks man I love it! Im pretty sure mine are settled in now but tackling smaller things like electrical.
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 10:18 PM
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Looks great! What size wheels/tires did you go with?

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Whats your distance from the ground up to the wheel wells? I'm looking to re-do mine in the next year, and I like the look/stance of yours.

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Good solid car at 20ft
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That looks awesome!
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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 09:13 AM
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very nice

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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! Chase, I havent measured it but will do so later when I get home.

For wheel size/tires: 15x7 front and back, 205/60 up front and 235/60 in the rear. I like it but maybe couldve got a 245 to fit in the rear
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looks great.

is the part called 'reverse eyes'? how much money does it cost?


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wow, big improvement
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looks nice!
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