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lowering the corvair
Posted by: JMan ()
Date: March 23, 2008 09:22PM

I was curious to see who has lowered their car. How did you do it, how much and what year is it? Thanks

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Re: lowering the corvair
Posted by: Darren ()
Date: March 23, 2008 09:25PM

I cut one coil out of the front springs. Cost $10 (used lots of dremel cutting disc's.

Darren
66 Monza SS Convertible
140HP 4 Speed
Colorado Springs, CO
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Re: lowering the corvair
Posted by: "UNSAFE" ()
Date: March 23, 2008 09:27PM



lots of cars are lowered.

remember that it might alter your steering geometry.

here's my 65

"UNSAFE"
Kevin Willson
65 Monza
Juneau. Alaska

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Re: lowering the corvair
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 23, 2008 11:24PM

JMan Wrote:
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> I was curious to see who has lowered their car.
> How did you do it, how much and what year is it?
> Thanks

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What year car /FC do you have??

Fronts are the same..cut 1 or 2 FULL coils off the top..

Rears
LM's 65-9 are the same

EM's 60-64 can be cut...but will dramatically change the rears CAMBER... NEGATIVE

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Re: lowering the corvair
Posted by: pro-vair ()
Date: March 23, 2008 11:51PM

I cut my coils. a quarter turn at a time until it looked right. I think it was like 2.5 in the front and 2 in the back. I used HD springs.
Mine is a 66

TonyL
1966 Corvair Monza

See my car at Fquick.com

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Re: lowering the corvair
Posted by: JMan ()
Date: March 24, 2008 12:03AM

I have a early one('63). I am going to do some other updates first(brakes/wheels and tires) before I lower it. What about bags or coilovers, anyone run those?

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Re: lowering the corvair
Posted by: pro-vair ()
Date: March 24, 2008 12:06AM

Bags can be done. I've seen a few with them. Earlies and lates.

Typically, people just run what you'd run on a 69 camaro, just backward.

TonyL
1966 Corvair Monza

See my car at Fquick.com

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Re: lowering the 1963 corvair
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 24, 2008 12:34AM

As I said the Front will be a no brainer...

The Rear.....depends how low you want to go...

Axle pivots on rear arms....special bearings.....Cambe goes whacky when changing height...

Good ways to adjust for this..but are major work...remounting engine!

Stock tire height is 24.5" approx. make sure to use a shorter tire...maybe with 17" rims.... several here have posted pics of their EMs this way..

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Re: lowering the corvair
Posted by: Mike J ()
Date: March 24, 2008 03:44PM

Here's my '65 Corsa with 1.5 coils cut in the rear and 2 coils cut up front. I like the stance, now if I could just get some good wheels on it. ggg

Mike J
Northern Calif
Rescue, CA

65 Corsa ~ Sold !!
www.fquick.com/MikesGarage

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