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 Post subject: how 2 lower rear E-series wagon
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:06 am 
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i want to lower the rear of my station wagon (EA) iv done the front with kings but i dont know much about leaf springs please help with some advice on how to lower. and is it possible 2 not by new leaf springs iv taken my rear wheel of and i could probably make some blocks to rase diff aproxametly 2.5 inches. do u make these blocks or purchase them or are they made by a metal machinest =) thanks for any advice
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 Post subject: Re: how 2 lower rear E-series wagon
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:24 am 
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Gidday.

I have an EB1 Wagon, that I have lowered using Kings Super Low Springs in the front, and Lowering Blocks in the rear.

I initially used 1.5" blocks, and then later changed them to 2.5" blocks.

Read This part of my thread covering changing from one set to the other. Make sure you read down the page to see the finished job.

Depending on what front springs you have fitted, you can choose the size of the blocks to match. Also take into consideration what you use your wagon for, i.e. towing, carrying heavy items etc and select the rear drop accordingly.

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 Post subject: Re: how 2 lower rear E-series wagon
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:25 pm 
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OK here is a way you can do it without spending a dollar..

ok what you do is jack the rear of the car up put the body on stands.
unbolt brake lines,
unbolt handbrake cable.
unbolt tailshaft,
wheels obviously,
pull the diff out.

Ok the spring setup has like 4-5 leaf springs on each side so what you do is
undo the centre bolt holding the springs together
then take off the Bottom spring, should not be a big spring, just the smallest 1
Then take that small spring flip it upside down and sit it ontop of the springs
Get some good G clamps and slowly clamp it back down to meet with other springs
Next you may need a longer bolt to go back through the springs to pull them back together, \
once both sides are done you can put diff back in hook everything up
bleed the brakes and there you have it , 2 INCHES lower

Sounds like alot of work but it really isnt you will also get a nice ride from it.

These may not be exact instruction But if it is leaf springs you can do this on almost any leaf spring car simple and cheap $$

 

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 Post subject: Re: how 2 lower rear E-series wagon
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:37 pm 
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Hmmm, that sounds interesting.

Will keep that in mind.

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 Post subject: Re: how 2 lower rear E-series wagon
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:45 pm 
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yeah have done that trick quite a few times. i usually use the second to botton spring. lowered my F100 5 inches in the rear (was jacked up to tow) did my hilux (3 inches), did my xf wagon (2 inches), my xr ute (4 inches), my xr fairmont 2 inches), capri (3 inches). still gives a good ride and also gets no diff tramp when spinning wheels like lowering blocs do. u need decent g clamps around 10 inches opened. takes about and hour a side. i never bothered taking the diffs out,just jacked them up to the bump stops
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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:54 pm 
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cheers guys i ended up asken ma dad he got bak from road trip (trucky) any wayz we did that thing with the bottom leaf spring and 2 inch lowering blocks he also got a sway bar from the local u pull it and he welded up some brackets to stiffen up some body roll so much better havnt takin it over 80 yet through hills as to im only 16 on ma lerners and mum/dad wont let me speed
thanks for all the help tweakar619
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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:58 pm 
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Hi, what sway bar did you Dad use on the rear?

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Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:54 am 
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OK here is a way you can do it without spending a dollar..

ok what you do is jack the rear of the car up put the body on stands.
unbolt brake lines,
unbolt handbrake cable.
unbolt tailshaft,
wheels obviously,
pull the diff out.

Ok the spring setup has like 4-5 leaf springs on each side so what you do is
undo the centre bolt holding the springs together
then take off the Bottom spring, should not be a big spring, just the smallest 1
Then take that small spring flip it upside down and sit it ontop of the springs
Get some good G clamps and slowly clamp it back down to meet with other springs
Next you may need a longer bolt to go back through the springs to pull them back together, \
once both sides are done you can put diff back in hook everything up
bleed the brakes and there you have it , 2 INCHES lower

Sounds like alot of work but it really isnt you will also get a nice ride from it.

These may not be exact instruction But if it is leaf springs you can do this on almost any leaf spring car simple and cheap $$

Oooo, I am liking the sound of this. Would look more stock than lowering blocks. Might try this out on a set of spare springs I have.....

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:22 am 
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hey he got one of a sedan that we got thats being recked (EB) and he cut some of the mounts of and welded and bent some new ones and welded them on i can ask him when he gets home hes on job 2 friday you can buy they sway bar conversion kits from shop for lyk 260 thats wat dad got queted but he desided 2 make me one cost lyk 20 buks and he got new nolathane rubbers i think dnt know how muck
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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:39 pm 
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Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:51 am 
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Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:07 pm 
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I fitted an XW sedan sway bar to my wagon, pretty easy realy.

 

 

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