I think part f the issue here is the age of the car, At least in the North
American market ride height was increased at some point to conform with
governmental regulations, so I don;t think older cars would benifit from
lowering, but newer models with a higher ride height might. Wish I knw
what year the rules changed.
At 04:02 AM 10/29/97 UT, Larry G. Miller wrote:
>My Bugeye is lowered between an inch and an inch and 1/2 in the front and I
>intend to go back to stock height when I get around to it. Last Sunday
>driving through a shopping center parking lot, I drug the exhaust on every
>speed bump. I cannot back into my garage without laying out boards because
>the front exhaust mount hits the edge of the lip on the garage floor. I
>for stock height for any street Spridget other than the rubber bumper
>should add that I also have a header that makes the pipe a little lower
>stock header would. I would go with the polyurethane bushings though.
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Dean Meyer
>Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 1997 6:59 PM
>To: Spridget List
>Subject: Suspension tricks
>OK kids, here's the million dollar question. I am about to order some
>new suspension bits for the Big Block. I need your help in deciding if I
>should stick with stock coils and leafs or go with the uprated and
>lowered 1" ones. Keep in mind I will have a 95BHP Swiftune Sports Tourer
>coupled to a Nissan 5 speed. I have front and rear sway bars, will have
>the Frontline Koni front shock conversion and Special Tuning Armstrong
>adjustable rear shocks. I plan on replacing all the rubber bits with
>I don't mind a hard ride, the car will be used for fast road and not
>racing. I live in a very bumpy, ill maintained network of country roads.
>I haven't flattened the exhaust on the Woody yet, but it's only 1 1/4"
>What's the verdict?
>1964 Morris Mini Minor Traveller "Wanna see my woody?" - (The last spin
>of the year on Saturday.)
>1966 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III "The moneypit from Vegas" - (Now
>sealed in an Andy Warhol time capsule and buried in the yard)
>1967 Austin-Healey Sprite MK III "The big block" - (95 BHP Swiftune
>Sports Tourer on the way from Longs Corner Farm!)
>1974 Land Rover Series III 88" "Kinabalu" - (Waiting for a tranny)
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I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."