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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:20 pm 
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looking to lower my newly acquired MK1 86.

I assume blocks in the rear. But what blocks will work for these cars. I would guess truck blocks would be too big.

Also what springs for the front? What is the spring length and width of stock?

I don't know much about lowering a vehicle so, flame on...

Looking to drop like 1" to 1 1/2" inches.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:11 pm 
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the slickest way to lower the front is to replace the knuckles, hubs, and brakes with parts from a 90 thru 93 metro vert.

you get a lug upgrade to 12mm as well as a big improvement in brakes along with the drop. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:46 pm 
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I don't have an issue with drilling out the front hubs to accept 12x1.25 studs. Did it on my 87 before she ate truck. Already have the 12mm drill bit chucked up in the drill press as well :mrgreen: Oh, and a surplus of studs (at least a full 16 set) and lug nuts.

I saw somewhere awhile back a member on here had Eibach springs on an 87 turbo. Think it was on a race car or something. But never listed what size they were or what spring rate. :huh:

Anyway... If I want to drop the rear using blocks. Is there a universal type that fits most everything? I mean you imagine ones for a GMC truck would be hella beefy. Maybe something for say a Nissan or Toyota truck would work? I've looked through the search on here and nothings come up for leaf blocks except that someone mentioned blocking the rear.

As for the front. Koni's would be nice but out of my price range. And doing the front end up with 90's vert parts would probably be out of my range as well. But good to know they can be swapped out.

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