Front sitting too high

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Front sitting too high

Postby Sploge » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:41 pm

The front of my newly acquired 86 Mk3 2.0 Laser is sitting quite high compared to the back, don't know any history of the car but I have noticed it has a 205 block in it, also single leaf springs and vented front disks, maybe a previous owner put 2.8 struts on but did not change the springs to suit the 2.0 pinto, not sure what springs to order, was thinking I should order 145lbs -1inch springs from Tickover, any help or advice would be much appreciated...

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Re: Front sitting too high

Postby pbar » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:16 am

Your car should have multi leaf springs at the back, if the single leafs haven't been fitted right then it could be the rear that is low. Perhaps put some pics up of the view from the side of the car as well as the suspension parts, then someone will let you know for sure.

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Re: Front sitting too high

Postby 340truck » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:54 pm

86 Laser is late enough to have single leafs as std, a few did as Ford began to empty the parts bins. Only way to get the ride profile you want is by fitting adjustable coil over struts. Otherwise it's trial and error with quoted spring heights. What your eyes are happy with might be a 2" drop but you can't tell until you fit and see what it looks like.

And when you think it looks right it might handle like a pig and throw you all over the road in the twisties so you have to start all over again!

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Re: Front sitting too high

Postby fordperv » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:40 am

This is 2" lowered but the springs havnt settled, the rear is single leafs with 1" blocks