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Offline Amc1320

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Can I lower my front end?
« on: May 18, 2013, 07:18:36 PM »
Ok, so most of the time we are looking for ways to RAISE our Eagles, but I actually want to lower my AMX, I think the front is probably about stock height and the rear springs have most likely sagged

But, rather than raise the back I would like to lower the fron to match, it sits too high in my opinion, epecially now, it has a kinda gasser look

heres some pics, any ideas??







thanks for any input

Rob
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Offline vangremlin

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Re: Can I lower my front end?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 07:28:40 PM »
I've heard of people trimming coil springs on other cars but I'm not sure I would recommend that.  You might be able to order a set of springs that are shorter to begin with.

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Re: Can I lower my front end?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 12:08:38 AM »
Swap coils with someone that has a sagging 4 cyl Eagle (unless it's V8)
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Re: Can I lower my front end?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013, 03:06:13 PM »
what size are the springs now? e.g.5x11, 5x12, etc.  I did a similar swap on a Chevy Monza spyder. the front springs were 5x12, so I changed them to 5x11. did the same on the rear and also changed the spring rates to make it corner better. check out speedwaymotors.com they have a lot of different springs and spring rates to choose from. I hope this helps. LAZ
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Re: Can I lower my front end?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 11:54:54 AM »
THanks for the tips and ideas! Im working on some stuff now, hopefully I can make it not seem like Im driving uphill all the time

Might even get better gas milage!!

Rob
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Re: Can I lower my front end?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 01:14:34 PM »
Rob, I had an 83 Concord wagon and had the same issue and lowered the front to match the rear. I just cut some off of the front coil and it worked perfect. It's been over 20 years, so I can't remember how much I cut.
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Re: Can I lower my front end?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013, 09:47:00 PM »
Read somewhere that swapping in Eagle Upper control arms will lower non Eagles.

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Re: Can I lower my front end?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013, 02:27:11 AM »
And switching the other way around should lift the Eagle
FOR SALE
'87 Comanche 4.0L AW4/NP242 3.73 gears, lifted 5" on near new 33" tires $3500 obo
'82 Eagle Wagon (Brown Betty) 4.2L/727/NP229 and soon 8.25 rear axle and non-vacuum 3.08 front to match. 235/75/15 tires. It's down to minor body work (someone creamed my driver's door but I have another in good shape) almost rust free and interior work (seats are worn and carpet torn). $2000 but about to go up due to more work being done.

Pics of my other for sale stuff http://tinyurl.com/jimsclads