I have been reading through the posts looking for a ball joint for an lowered car, I didn’t see anything. Has anyone had luck with high angle ball joint in these applications?
Baggedbirds .. LOL .. maybe 15 years ago. That site has been down for a LONG time, and I haven't talked to Scott since around 2006 - 2007You might ask over on baggedbirds, they may have some input.
My tbird is dropped 2", much more that that and you'll drag on everything.
I've never heard of anyone swapping balljoints for lowering here.
x2 .. no such thing exists for these applications. I have seen angled ball joints for lowered truck applications .. but for a 2 inch drop on a Thunderbird they are not going to help anything for longevity.No such thing exist for these applications
No need for skid plates .. it might rub over speed bumps near the frame the transmission brace is connected to .. but it isn't going to drag anything critical. Trust me, my Tbird was lowered about 8 inches or more with air suspension.Also, dropping more than 2" is going to necessitate a skid plate, lol.
The Tbird has the Voightland Springs from Tokico, or maybe they're theirs, but I already rub pipes on speed bumps, and the tips have dragged coming into my driveway. One is flattened at the bottom.
It also makes it hard to get a jack under.
I had 4 switches for each individual size in 2000. Yeah you can buy a switchbox with 16 switches, if I wanted " pancake, front back, and side to side" Yes I used to listen to Dr Dre in 1992.SO, Dan, you have a bagged bird with Switches?
Are there 16?
Are we talking:
"16 switches for the (censored) in my hood, 17 shells so I make it understood..."
"rollin' in my '4 with 16 switches
And got sounds for the bitches, clockin' all the riches
Got the hollow points for the snitches"
Props to Dre...
I can just see one of these doing the bounce...
What other spindles are there? Typical "good" camber is around -1.0 degrees up front. Lowering the car won't effect turning radius unless your wheel/tire choice is stuffing the tire into the fender.are you all lowered with the stock spindles? what kind of camber are you at and with bigger rims did it affect your turning radius?
I cut (used a cut-off wheel, not torch) exactly 1 coil off the front at the bottom end and smoothed the end. I cut 5/8 off the rear coils as well (which is half way between 1/2 and 3/4 coil) Good Memory you have. I started with just 1/2 coil on front, then cut a second 1/2 and did the 5/8 in rear the same day. That was in September 2008. Time flies. I did it at same time as I put new Tokico Blues all the way around and new UCAs on my purple '92 Sport. Still have the car, but darn clearcoat is messin' up on top parts roof, hood, trunk (I've considered matt black wrap on hood & roof & trunk?) Car sits "level" too, but about 2 or 2.25 " lower as I recall from notes. I bought a second set of Sport springs from a fellow and cut them the same to use in my '95, but it rode so well, I never got that far, so they just sit in a corner.CP, as I recall you did the spring cut lowering method, with one turn off the front, and 5/8 of a turn off the rear; am I remembering right?
I was thinking that you and Earl both did that mod, and it looked really good.