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Anyone Lowered Theirs?
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Hey guys. I'm shopping classic muscle to flank my primary toy. I like the 71-73 despite people hating on it. The lines are quite exotic to me and and far underrated.

I think the lines are particularly special and come alive when lowered and wheels fill the fenders. Have any lowered theirs? Pls post pics!
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#2
Welcome to the site. A few of they guys have lowered them and I am sure they will post up shortly.

I agree on your assessment regarding the exotic look.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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Evoking;286476 Wrote:Hey guys. I'm shopping classic muscle to flank my primary toy. I like the 71-73 despite people hating on it. The lines are quite exotic to me and and far underrated.

I think the lines are particularly special and come alive when lowered and wheels fill the fenders. Have any lowered theirs? Pls post pics!

Welcome from Colorado. I lowered mine 2 1/2" in the front and 2" in the rear.


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Yes!


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#5
Beautiful! What lowering springs or coil overs did you use? And did the ride quality go bad?
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Evoking;286520 Wrote:Beautiful! What lowering springs or coil overs did you use? And did the ride quality go bad?

the ride improves greatly and with the right size rims like night and day i would say try not to use blocks in the rear
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#7
Welcome Evoking,

I'm old school, and run 15 inch rims on my Vert. 8x15 up front and 10x15 on the rear. My front and back suspension is mostly stock by nature. I get a pretty good ride and the handling is OK as well.

On the back i upgraded to new 5 leaf springs teamed with standard eye shackles, and run standard shocks - thats it. No sway bars or anything like that. The rear end is slowly dropping or settling as time goes by, and that's OK with me.

On the front - that's all stock as well except for replacing the springs. I went with a local Aussie company called King Springs. They produce a special good quality lower spring for the 1,2,3 's. The new springs really improved the ride and handling very much. I was impressed with that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrOXaWtwEPE

Cheers,

Greg.Smile

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Front 1" lowering springs, rear stock leafs. Wheels front 18x8, rear 18x9._Ryan    

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#9
Looks real nice 73429mach, I am kicking around going to 17"s on my ride. Sorry for the hijack.

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Evoking;286476 Wrote:Hey guys. I'm shopping classic muscle to flank my primary toy. I like the 71-73 despite people hating on it. The lines are quite exotic to me and and far underrated.

I think the lines are particularly special and come alive when lowered and wheels fill the fenders. Have any lowered theirs? Pls post pics!

lowered mine
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I'll try to get a better side shot for you later.
the tires in have on it are 295 x 50 x 15 rears
and 235 x 60 x 15 fronts on 500 magnums' .. rims.

I cut 3/4 coil off the stock coil ,(could of done a full coil) and had custom 5 leafs system made for the rear . eventually I removed one leaf and it was the short one on the bottom. I also installed a custom 2" rear sway bar that ran off the frame to the 9" rear. also installed tubular control arms and an over sized sway bar on the front. the top of the rubber is in line with the top edge of the fenders. that puts the rain gutter of the roof line 48" from the ground. I have won two trophies alone for best wheels and stance.
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