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Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed May 16, 2018 3:11 pm

Hi all.

Yep I have finally booked in B112 with the chaps at Tickover on Thurs 21st June to have the ride height set up over the new 15" wheels. This was their first available slot as they are very busy. Am still thinking 2" rear and 1" front but I will chat with the guys at Tickover re what springs to use on the front but as both Dave and Neil recommmend 145lbs I am thinking to go with these. Very excited as the ride height of B112 has always niggled me so getting it set up finally as I want I cant wait now !!!! Yep it might be a slightly different ride experience but talking with people on facebook who have done it as long as its a sensible 'drop' with the correct rated springs it will be fine.

One guy described my Capri as being "stood up like a scared cat" :lol: :lol: :lol:

It should sit really nicely over the 15's when its done and give me that lower stance I have always wanted and thought looked proper cool on the Capri.

Watch this space....updates to follow as and when :wave:
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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby SmokeEm » Wed May 16, 2018 3:21 pm

It will be fine nick, trust me. You could go 2" on the front but once it settles, you risk catching the valence on exiting petrol stations etc if uneven. The ride can also be a little crashy which never bothered me but it might bother you? You may also need to heat & fettle the over axle pipe of your exhaust to stock it knocking but it's fine usually. Should look KILLER!
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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed May 16, 2018 3:57 pm

Hi Nick,
The long wait will soon be over and the "scared cat" stance will be a thing of the past.
I eagerly await some photos.......

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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed May 16, 2018 4:55 pm

SmokeEm wrote:It will be fine nick, trust me. You could go 2" on the front but once it settles, you risk catching the valence on exiting petrol stations etc if uneven. The ride can also be a little crashy which never bothered me but it might bother you? You may also need to heat & fettle the over axle pipe of your exhaust to stock it knocking but it's fine usually. Should look KILLER!


Dave, thanks very much mate. Some great information from you as ever. Its being done by the very experienced chaps at Tickover so its in good hands so they should get it set up just right. Just a shame I have to wait but as said this was the first slot I could get but should be well worth the wait !! Cheers fella :)
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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed May 16, 2018 5:07 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:The long wait will soon be over and the "scared cat" stance will be a thing of the past.


:lol: Thanks Andrew !

Just been down to B112 and the more I look the higher its getting....at this rate it wont fit into the garage :lol:

Seriously though it should give a whole new look/stance coupled with the 7x15's on 195 50's !!

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I eagerly await some photos.......


So do I Andrew :wave: :lol:

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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby fordperv » Wed May 16, 2018 5:26 pm

Good choice with 2" front and 1" rear thats what I went for on my project before I fit coilovers to the front but that won't be until after its painted

Here it is the suspension hasnt settled fully as its not been driven and I have single leads on the rear

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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed May 16, 2018 9:46 pm

As i said Nick your in safe hands with the Tickover boys and they will get B112 spot on .
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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed May 16, 2018 9:48 pm

fordperv wrote:Here it is the suspension hasnt settled fully as its not been driven and I have single leads on the rear

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That does look great mate. Thats sitting very nice indeed. Mine sits higher at the rear so I am dropping the front by 1" then getting Tickover to drop the rear to suit. As its sitting higher I reckon 2". Thanks for your picture mate. This is the 'stance' I am hoping to get with mine. Dropping coupled with the 15" wheels should do the trick nicely. Thanks again mate. Appreciate it :)

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Ps. I might even have a word with Tickover about whether replacing the multileafs with singles is a good option ??
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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed May 16, 2018 9:59 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:As i said Nick your in safe hands with the Tickover boys and they will get B112 spot on .


Nice one Jason. Am counting down the days already mate :)
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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby D366Y » Thu May 17, 2018 8:10 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Ps. I might even have a word with Tickover about whether replacing the multileafs with singles is a good option ??


It depends what sort of ride you want Nick! My GL has multi leaf and is very comfy ride and absorbs the bumps much better than the laser which has single leaf springs, but hammering into corners the single leaf springs give much better stance and grip into the corners :lol:

There isn't much difference other than the ride quality (and a tiny bit of height difference), and the chance that the multi springs will break/separate and need replacing whereas it's less likely the singles would break but unlikely really in both cases

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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby Bertie » Thu May 17, 2018 7:16 pm

Not only is the 21st June the longest day of the year it's also my birthday.... All will be fine and she will look even better if that's possible but know you can't wait Nick :beer:

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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri May 18, 2018 3:08 pm

D366Y wrote:It depends what sort of ride you want Nick! My GL has multi leaf and is very comfy ride and absorbs the bumps much better than the laser which has single leaf springs, but hammering into corners the single leaf springs give much better stance and grip into the corners :lol:

There isn't much difference other than the ride quality (and a tiny bit of height difference), and the chance that the multi springs will break/separate and need replacing whereas it's less likely the singles would break but unlikely really in both cases


Hi Danny.

Thanks fella. As you have both its good to hear what you say. Only thinking about swapping over to singles. Yep the ride will be firmer but ditting in with John in his 2.8i it dont feel a rough ride at all albeit he had not had his lowered as I will be doing. I will talk with the Tickover chaps when I drop B112 in with them. I want to replace/restore my underside over the next couple of years so whilst I am replacing the frobt suspension I might do something with the rear leafs while they are lowering. As said only thinking aloud but thanks for tge info mate.
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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby Caprifan Rob » Fri May 18, 2018 7:05 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:The long wait will soon be over and the "scared cat" stance will be a thing of the past.

:lol: Good analogy, looking forward to seeing it completed Nick. Be great to see the before & after with those polished 15's closer to those shiny arches. :cheers:

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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby ThatGuy » Sat May 19, 2018 12:00 pm

Just put it on the floor Nick, I was running 4-5"drop on the front and 2"on the rear.
It didn't scrape atall






If you were parked :lol:
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Re: Lowering day now confirmed....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat May 19, 2018 1:31 pm

ThatGuy wrote:Just put it on the floor Nick, I was running 4-5"drop on the front and 2"on the rear.
It didn't scrape atall






If you were parked :lol:


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