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Old 11 Jun 2013, 12:58 pm
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Hello everyone. I just put a set of 2" lowering springs on the back end of my cruiser and it seems to be sitting a little bit lower than i would like. Almost a 3" drop. I didn't put the 1.5" springs on the front yet cuz the Tokico struts haven't showed up yet. will the back end raise up alittle once I put the front springs in or won't that change much?
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Old 11 Jun 2013, 01:21 pm
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Hello everyone. I just put a set of 2" lowering springs on the back end of my cruiser and it seems to be sitting a little bit lower than i would like. Almost a 3" drop. I didn't put the 1.5" springs on the front yet cuz the Tokico struts haven't showed up yet. will the back end raise up alittle once I put the front springs in or won't that change much?
Did you do a measurement on level ground at all four pints of the PT before you started your spring/dampener project?

I do not know of any aftermarket spring that will lower a PT 3 inches?
Which brand spring kit did you choose to use?

The rear will not raise when the front is lowered.
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Yes the front averaged out to be about 3 1/2" and the rear was 4 1/4". I have the most base model pt you could probably get so I don't know if that makes that big of a difference. I'm not sure of the brand. My friend bought them for his cruiser but no longer has the car and never installed. Box just said 1 1/2" front and 2" back.
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Assuming no additional loads then you have the wrong spring rate. Even with the rear shocks off, the rear should not lower by 3 inches with any made for PT spring kit.
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Wow, he might have got a set of the famous candy drops!

That is amazing!!


UOTE=NitroPT;480594]Assuming no additional loads then you have the wrong spring rate. Even with the rear shocks off, the rear should not lower by 3 inches with any made for PT spring kit.[/QUOTE]
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Wow, he might have got a set of the famous candy drops!

That is amazing!!
What are those?
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They are lowering springs that candyman custom made. I think there are 5 in existence. Someone on here has them 808 I think, and someone else sold their pt with them on It I think.

I think it was a 5 inch drop rear, 3 inch front?

Afterwards candyman went to bags


QUOTE=NitroPT;480603]What are those?[/QUOTE]
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They are lowering springs that candyman custom made. I think there are 5 in existence. Someone on here has them 808 I think, and someone else sold their pt with them on It I think.

I think it was a 5 inch drop rear, 3 inch front?



Afterwards candyman went to bags


QUOTE=NitroPT;480603]What are those?
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Oh I see ! dumb!

So what is "went to bags"? lol


FYI anyone having access to spring specification like say TRW or SEALED POWER can get different rate,height,etc.,that could work in different situations, it is not rocket science to find them. But it is rocket science to know what will work without causing harm to the suspension and other things!

Some of us have been doing this for years. I never did understand some that heated spring to lower, maybe they couldn't read?
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Most of the drop spring that are out there are somewhere around 1.5" front, 2" back. (I tried some that were 1.2") There were one or two that dropped more, possibly 3"+. I think Goldline made both the drops and the super drops, for example. If the set you have was marked, that should take the guessing out of it.

When you just put the drops in the rear with stock fronts, the rear bumper can tip down a little more than keeping it level. But the wheel/axle in the wheel well is where the drop happens no matter what is tipped where and in what sequence. The proper way to measure a drop is a before and after from the arch of the wheel well to the center of the wheel/hub/axle. Don't measure to the ground because various air pressure in the tires can throw things off. Even that slight tip can load the tires a little more or less than when the car is level.
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Ok thanks a lot everyone for your info. I'll just wait till the struts come in and maybe the rear bumper may lift a bit. I just thought with the rear dropped and not the front that there was some kind of weight transfer towards the back witch was making it alittle lower.
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