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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: '73 Starndard before and after lowering Reply with quote

This is how I got it. 5.5 rear rims with 215/65-15 and 4.5 fronts with tall 195/70-15 tires. Car is otherwise stock.

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This is with a 3" narrow beam with adjusters, dropped disc brake spindles and 145/15 front tires.


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This is the rear lowered one outer spline. Same 215/65-15 tires.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: '73 Starndard before and after lowering Reply with quote

Did you use special lowering ball joints?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: '73 Starndard before and after lowering Reply with quote

Nah, it's not down that much on the adjusters. It's a in combo with the spindles. It rides and handles pretty good. I narrow the stock sway bar, but haven't put it on yet. And I used some no name blue low pressure gas shocks. Can't wait to try the sway bar, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: '73 Starndard before and after lowering Reply with quote

I Give It 2 Thumbs Up! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: '73 Starndard before and after lowering Reply with quote

Thanks!
I may switch to 205/65-15 on the rear. These tires came on the car and are kinda big.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: '73 Starndard before and after lowering Reply with quote

You should try some spacers and getting a flushed look in the front like you did in the back. Mind if I ask if you have any rubbing in the back? I was thinking of 215/60s in the back on mine, but if you dont rub, then the more meaty setup looks way better IMO
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: '73 Starndard before and after lowering Reply with quote

NJ John wrote:
This is how I got it. 5.5 rear rims with 215/65-15 and 4.5 fronts with tall 195/70-15 tires. Car is otherwise stock.

Many here would doubt that the car is actually otherwise stock !!!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: '73 Starndard before and after lowering Reply with quote

Eskamobob1 wrote:
You should try some spacers and getting a flushed look in the front like you did in the back.


I like the narrowed front end drag car look.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: '73 Starndard before and after lowering Reply with quote

APPLEGREENVW wrote:
Did you use special lowering ball joints?

You don't need "lowered ball joints" with drop spindles. The front end geometry is the same as stock.

145-15 fronts really kill the braking and handling.

When selecting rear tires don't forget the will alter your engine speed when cruising.

I'm using 205/60-15 rear and 195/55-15 front with a 3" drop.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: '73 Starndard before and after lowering Reply with quote

I have a few sets of rims. One has 185/60-15 fronts.
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