Fordmods Logo

Lowering Blocks For Wagons 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 28 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: Lowering Blocks For Wagons
Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:11 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 32

Posts: 359

Joined: 10th Jul 2006

Ride: ED Fairmont

Location: Werribee
VIC, Australia

Yooo my homies (he he)

well, i'm gonna buy a second car an (ea wagon) as a run around car... whilst mine is behind the house getting fixed when my cbf factor reaches a reading.

the wagon is here, i just gotta pay for it... or pay it off.. anyway so with the spare cash... how much $$ am i after to buy lowering blocks for the leaf springs... and will it affect diff/tailshaft/gearbox (AUTO) ? i heard it would affect a manual gear box. ?

i want the wagon to sit on its a***... like so the wheels are just under the guards or lower, on 15" stockies lol :P
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:03 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1000491

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: AUXR6 HP With Ducati SupA Bike!

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

DO NOT BUY lowering block
they are baad ok

get some lower rear leaf springs installed

OR rip yours out and get them re set lower with an extra leaf put in

 

_________________

RIP SCOTT

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:08 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 32

Posts: 359

Joined: 10th Jul 2006

Ride: ED Fairmont

Location: Werribee
VIC, Australia

ok how much will that set me back for the joint to take 'em out, reset 'em.. and put them back in?

how much would it set me back to buy new or whatever lower leaf springs .. on their own and not installed?

rough prices will do

thanks
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:44 am 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1000491

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: AUXR6 HP With Ducati SupA Bike!

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

no idea mate call up a suspension joint and ask

 

_________________

RIP SCOTT

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:41 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 50

Posts: 480

Joined: 10th Feb 2005

Gallery: 28 images

Ride: EF Fairmont Station Wagon.

Power: 150 rwkw

Location: Mandurah
WA, Australia

I don't know what is so bad about lowering blocks, they keep the spring in it's original eliptical shape as there meant to be not flattening them out. A good quality set from say Lovell's ($105) is milled from a solid block of alumnium use flat stamped U bolts and locking nuts. For $75 (have same features as Lovell's) off E-bay they are a whole lot cheaper and easier than getting your springs reset.

 

_________________

4.0L EF Fairmont Station Wagon. EL GT Snorkel. K&N Pod in air box. 3" Intake piping.
Home port job. 1636 Wade cam. Wildcat Extractors, 2 1/2" cat and exhaust.
2200/2400rpm Dominator More Stall. Stage two mechanical shift kit. 3.73 4 pinion LSD. 15.078 @ 92mph.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:08 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 11103

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Ride: AU III XR8 Pursuit 250 ute

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

King Spring do lowered rear leaf springs. Whiteline also do the lowering blocks.
I've still yet to understand why lowering blocks are ment to be so bad? There so piss easy to install.

 

_________________

Heaps of performance EF/L parts for sale, including supercharged VCT motor!

2002 Ford AU Series III Falcon XR8 Pursuit 250 ute - 5.6L of V8 Windsor!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:29 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 3794

Joined: 9th Aug 2005

Ride: Hilux

Location: Mornington
VIC, Australia

i have lowering blocks on my wagon. dont have a problem with them, cant see why there would be a problem either.

why do you say they are so bad Frank?

I got mine off a mate who took them out of his XD and he fitted them for a carton of beer.

 

_________________

Now driving a Hilux

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:50 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 2705

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: 2009 FG XR6 Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

If they were so bad they would be illegal in Victoria! I guess its mainly for the suspension travel. But for a cheap lowering blocks do the job. If it was me i would do it properly with reset springs and an extra leaf.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:31 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 1780

Joined: 31st Jan 2005

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: 07 BF mk2 E-gas wagon + eb 5.0

Power: 174 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

i had an ef xr6 wagon and had lowering blocks in the back of that. it was also a manual. never had any hint of a drama. i got mine from pedders and i thought you couldn't get more than 2" lowering blocks and if thats the case you wont get the back of the ea down over the tyre. xr wagons also had 5 leaf rear end. maybe chase down some ute leaf springs and put them in with the blocks to get it a bit stiffer as well.

pics of wagon are in my gallery if you want to see height of rear with 2" blocks.

 

_________________

eb v8: low loud and fast. just how a v8 should be. i guess the big question is, is it fast enough...

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:37 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1310

Joined: 12th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

lowering blocks don't change anything except the ride height... try taking a corner with lowering blocks with an EL wagon that corners like a boat.. then put lowering blocks in..
yeah just get new leaf springs.. they are also piss easy to install.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:09 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1000491

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: AUXR6 HP With Ducati SupA Bike!

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

AdamN wrote:
lowering blocks don't change anything except the ride height... try taking a corner with lowering blocks with an EL wagon that corners like a boat.. then put lowering blocks in..
yeah just get new leaf springs.. they are also piss easy to install.


whs ^^^

lowering blocks make the car handle worse and DROP the load carrying capicty of the wagon or ute

get soem lowered springs and handling goes up, looks go up and u dont loose
load carrying

do the job the correct way not the dogy easy way

ohh yes adam soo easy to fit hey.... 5hrs

 

_________________

RIP SCOTT

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:15 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1310

Joined: 12th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Disco Frank wrote:
ohh yes adam soo easy to fit hey.... 5hrs


If we had to do it again the rears wouldn't take more than an hour or two hahaha
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:38 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1000491

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: AUXR6 HP With Ducati SupA Bike!

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

ya good point

maybe if i had the correct deep socket set....

 

_________________

RIP SCOTT

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:55 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 1780

Joined: 31st Jan 2005

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: 07 BF mk2 E-gas wagon + eb 5.0

Power: 174 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

how do they make the car handle worse?? i realise the spring rate will remain the same but the centre of gravity will be lower. i can tell you from experience the handling is improved. the way some people talk about handling you would think they are trying for a 2.06 around bathurst. its a wagon for crying out loud. i used to throw mine round a fair bit and it handled as good as it needed to on the street.

load capacity will be the same except you might bottom out a little bit if you really load it up. i've had a tonne of dirt in a trailer hooked on the back of mine and it was o.k. i've also travelled to qld and back many times fully loaded and not had any dramas.

 

_________________

eb v8: low loud and fast. just how a v8 should be. i guess the big question is, is it fast enough...

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:05 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1310

Joined: 12th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Lowering blocks reduce load capacity. You will also bottom out if you take corners too fast (40km/h at a roundabout will do it)..
oh and speed bumps.. hahaha good luck with those if you have it lowered with the standard spring rate
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:56 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names