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1979 - 1983 AMC Spirits and 1978 - 1983 AMC Concords => Spirit/Concord Projects => Topic started by: Amc1320 on May 18, 2013, 07:18:36 PM

Title: Can I lower my front end?
Post by: Amc1320 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??

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s614/Amc1320/0518131747_zpsf89c6542.jpg) (http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/Amc1320/media/0518131747_zpsf89c6542.jpg.html)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s614/Amc1320/0518131748_zpsd26b0016.jpg) (http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/Amc1320/media/0518131748_zpsd26b0016.jpg.html)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s614/Amc1320/0518131748a_zpsf345bbc0.jpg) (http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/Amc1320/media/0518131748a_zpsf345bbc0.jpg.html)

thanks for any input

Rob
Title: Re: Can I lower my front end?
Post by: vangremlin 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.

Great looking car!!!
Title: Re: Can I lower my front end?
Post by: carnuck on May 19, 2013, 12:08:38 AM
Swap coils with someone that has a sagging 4 cyl Eagle (unless it's V8)
Title: Re: Can I lower my front end?
Post by: twoslowinwyo 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
Title: Re: Can I lower my front end?
Post by: Amc1320 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
Title: Re: Can I lower my front end?
Post by: eaglefreek 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.
Title: Re: Can I lower my front end?
Post by: cyclops231 on May 20, 2013, 09:47:00 PM
Read somewhere that swapping in Eagle Upper control arms will lower non Eagles.
Title: Re: Can I lower my front end?
Post by: carnuck on May 24, 2013, 02:27:11 AM
And switching the other way around should lift the Eagle