Lowering Tech This section is for suspension questions related to decreasing the ride height of your vehicle.

Time to drop the dime

  #1  
Old 02-03-2017, 09:46 PM
blazeofglory's Avatar
Starting Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Navarre Fl
Posts: 115
blazeofglory is an unknown quantity at this point
Talking Time to drop the dime

Well the time has come to rid myself of the 60's gasser look!

In the morning I'm going to start dropping the "Blaze of Glory"! Hope to do a step by step photo ( and possible video) tutorial of the process to pass along.

Stay tuned,.......

Gator
 
Attached Thumbnails Time to drop the dime-dsc_6985.jpg   Time to drop the dime-dsc_6981.jpg   Time to drop the dime-dsc_6986.jpg  
  #2  
Old 02-04-2017, 07:03 AM
newguy's Avatar
BF Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Easthampton, ma.
Posts: 4,206
newguy will become famous soon enoughnewguy will become famous soon enough
Default

Noooooooo
 
  #3  
Old 02-05-2017, 08:38 PM
blazeofglory's Avatar
Starting Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Navarre Fl
Posts: 115
blazeofglory is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Well, after a few set backs at least the front is dropped,..........and OMG is it Looooooow!!! Hopefully it will look better after I get the rear done.
 
Attached Thumbnails Time to drop the dime-dsc_7225.jpg   Time to drop the dime-dsc_7228.jpg  
  #4  
Old 02-06-2017, 04:21 AM
newguy's Avatar
BF Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Easthampton, ma.
Posts: 4,206
newguy will become famous soon enoughnewguy will become famous soon enough
Default

no it wont
 
  #5  
Old 02-06-2017, 09:53 PM
blazeofglory's Avatar
Starting Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Navarre Fl
Posts: 115
blazeofglory is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Replaced the rear springs this afternoon (to dark for pics today). Unfortunately the exhaust (3" from the cat back) is now in the way! Well that's par for the course. Gonna have to cut it out and "try" to reroute it........wasn't much room to begin with now there's even less.
I knew (to run duals out the back) that I would have to mount a fuel cell in place of the stock tank. I still want to run 3" so as NOT to choke off the 383 (that I already have) or I might build another 420. The 383 LOVES 3" and based off my past experience with my k5 (now gone,....sadly) the 420 needs at least a 3" but really "works" with a 3 1/2 to 4".
Looks like I'll have to order up some oval tubing and bends and build a new system all together. For now, as much as I hate to.....think I'll just have to chop the tail pipe out behind the muffler and run a turn down/out until I actually do the v-8 swap.
 
  #6  
Old 02-07-2017, 09:03 AM
El_Beautor's Avatar
BF Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Leduc, Alberta
Posts: 2,133
El_Beautor will become famous soon enoughEl_Beautor will become famous soon enough
Default

Good luck. I hope it works out smoothly for you.
 
  #7  
Old 02-07-2017, 06:23 PM
blazeofglory's Avatar
Starting Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Navarre Fl
Posts: 115
blazeofglory is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Originally Posted by El_Beautor View Post
Good luck. I hope it works out smoothly for you.
Thanks, I appreciate that!
 
  #8  
Old 02-07-2017, 06:44 PM
blazeofglory's Avatar
Starting Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Navarre Fl
Posts: 115
blazeofglory is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Well for the time being I had to cut out the tailpipe from just forward of the rear axle and add a turn down. (not happy about it, but for the time being it will suffice)

As it stands right now the drop is 5" in the front and 3" in the rear. I may put the 1" spacers (included with the springs) in and raise the front up so it's a 4/3 drop,......just not sure yet. Don't have any clearance issues, and the ride isn't too bad (pretty firm but not bad) but not sure if the bumper cover I have coming will clear with that much of a drop. If it does,.......I may leave it as is. (we'll see)

Hopefully I can start posting the "how to" pretty soon (that was the whole purpose of this tread after all).
 
  #9  
Old 02-08-2017, 05:06 PM
blazeofglory's Avatar
Starting Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Navarre Fl
Posts: 115
blazeofglory is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Well the weather cleared up enough to get some photos of the completed drop, so here they are.

Tonight or tomorrow I will start on the step by step "How to" if anyone is interested,.............(if not I won't take up space on the forum posting it) Any interest??? Yes? No?


Gator
 
Attached Thumbnails Time to drop the dime-dsc_7247.jpg   Time to drop the dime-dsc_7242.jpg   Time to drop the dime-dsc_7241.jpg  
  #10  
Old 02-08-2017, 07:54 PM
rexmburns's Avatar
Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 4,377
rexmburns has a spectacular aura aboutrexmburns has a spectacular aura aboutrexmburns has a spectacular aura about
Default

Back needs moar low!

The uneven space between the top of the tire and fender arch is what throws it all off for me. Bring the front up an inch and the back down 2" and you will be spot on IMO.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Time to drop the dime


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.