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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:28 pm    Post subject: lowering squareback Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me how low you can lower a sq/back without having an adjustable beam, and how?Thanks. Mine is lowered but would like it lower.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: lowering squareback Reply with quote

timalan1 wrote:
Can anyone tell me how low you can lower a sq/back without having an adjustable beam, and how?Thanks. Mine is lowered but would like it lower.


your car already has "adjustable" front end, rear.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T-3's have adjustable beam from the factory. It is called a spline torsion bars
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is detailed in the Type3 FAQ... I think its in a large, bold typeface right when you load it.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, check the links in the FAQ and let us know if you have any questions. Or post in those lowering threads.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok you guys. What does a spline look like anyways? I have a Bentley and I cannot even figure out where to start. Not only that, every thread about this I look at contain terms like "spline", "inner", "degrees". Wow, can someone post a picture?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me see what I have.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Russ.

I am about an hour into the passenger side front over here. People say to separate this bolt, but then there are like 3 bolts! I am uber confused but I hope to have my baby slammed by the nights end.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont have any pic of the front end apart. Sorry.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, heres what I did..Im not sure if im doing the right thing but this is where i ended up.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREAT! I now know how to lower my squareback. But, Im now assed out because I put th3e reference marks in the wrong spot because i didnt know what the hell i was looking at. Now I have a problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah whatever... my passenger side is now "randomly" done... it looks friggin sweet. I just need to finish up the other side tomorrow in the morning, I am hoping I get the splines identical to the passenger side, which will be a low percentage considering I have no idea how many splines I turned Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, grease the hell out of it when you are done. Those bearings in there are made from "unobtainium".
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, recheck the toe in. I've found if you lower it 2 or more splines, the toe in changes, and actually goes toe out. Shocked On average, they will go 1/2 inch toe out, which means you have to adjust both sides to get it back to 1/8th inch toe in. Wink This can be done in about a 1/2 hour with a tape measure. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally finished. The drivers side look less than 45 minutes, and I even had crappy hand tools that didn't work right. The hardest part here is getting the ball joints/spindles back into place, that pretty much sucked.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin' good! Funny how the first side takes forever, huh? The second side is sooooo much faster.

Man, I love lowered Squarebacks!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was pretty skeered to try it, but using the instructions on this site me and 2 buddies did it in a couple of hours. Yeah, the first side does take longer than the second. I guess its the boost of confidance when you see how easy it was. Thanks just my .02 worth
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What size are those tires and wheels? It looks great.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bump of a 5 year old thread! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoon is still around Here! (9/22/10) Rolling Eyes
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