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Lowering the rear end

How is this done?? Do you need to get shorter struts, or spring clamps?

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Installing stronger springs (140, 180 etc) lowers the car some as they are shorter to start with. Koni shocks have adjustable spring perches with 3 different heights. Or you can go all the way to threaded collars for the springs which allow more adjustment.
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I believe that it's done with the type of springs. If you go the the Pelican website & look at there springs for sale, it says that the 140, 165 & 180lbs. springs will lower the car about an inch.

I also have 205/50 tires (but I'm going to be switching to 60's in the near future.

Attached is a photo of my car which has 140lb springs (unfortunatey, the photo does not have the car on level ground but it definately sits lower than stock):

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Thanks Jim....I have koni's on the rear of my car and I've noticed that it looks like you can change the position of the spring perch - I've always wondered it that is what that's for.....................Vern
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I have Koni's on my project car, and noticed if I drop the circlip to its lowest position, the spring "slops" around when the wheels are off the ground. I guess one has to be careful that they are in correct position when lowering the car to the ground. Good Luck
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hello pete, are you going to be in baltimore any day in the next 2 weeks, i was wonder if you want a ride the suby powered 914. it is very quik !!!
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Just leve the 30+yr ols springs in there. Thats how I lowered mine. Mi car only has 1/2 to 3/4 inch space between the rim edge and the fender lip. Looks great even if the car dosent. My wife calls it rusty the rust bucket. I just grin and drive. frame is great its just surface rust.
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Get some $100 ea. Bilsteins with the adjustable spring perch and maybe some Weltmeister 100 (or is it 110?) or 140lb springs.
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