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02-05-2003 at 08:14, chieflogan wrote:
what is the best way to lower an escort? and also the best way. because i do not want a ride that will through you out the window if you hit a bumb. :-? :-?
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The car is on my bumb, the car is on my bumb!

That depends! What do you want from your ride? Do you want better handling or good looks. You need to realize that if you´re going to lower your car its ability to ride over bumps smoothly will be deminished due to less suspension travel... it´s a fact. Now, to what degree depends on how well you match your shocks and springs and how low you drop it.

If you want it to handle like a racecar you should consider dropping 1"-2" w/ high quality linear rate or mildly-progressive rate springs (H&R, Eibach, Suspension Techniques) or adjustable coil-overs matched with stiff monotube shocks. This may be the one that "throws you out the window", but I´ve ridden in some very comfortable riding cars set up with very stiff suspensions. As long as you match your shocks well to your springs you can come away with a very nice firm ride.

If you want it to look good and handle better than stock you should consider dropping 2" using soft linear springs (like Intrax) and some heavy duty shocks (KYB GR2 or ZX2 S/R Tokicos). Your ability to take larger bumps will be deminished, but you should get a reasonable smooth ride over the smaller ones.

If you want a lowrider, get an air ride setup to be sure you don´t high-center yourself on a speedbump somewhere.
 

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there are too many bumb´s on the street for my liking anyways, if they´re not obeying the crosswalks, then hit them bumbs you should! though why you´d fly out the window afterwards is beyond me...maybe you have a deep set vengeance against bumbs and after hitting them you gotta jump out and pummel the bumbs...

lol i really shouldn´t have replied to this thread ;-) :-]
 

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02-05-2003 at 10:11, Juggernaut wrote:
there are too many bumb´s on the street for my liking anyways, if they´re not obeying the crosswalks, then hit them bumbs you should! though why you´d fly out the window afterwards is beyond me...maybe you have a deep set vengeance against bumbs and after hitting them you gotta jump out and pummel the bumbs...

lol i really shouldn´t have replied to this thread ;-) :-]
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:-D You are soooooo bad!! ;-)
 

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only thing i hate about coilovers is that they make every bump feel like its a damn earthquake...when my friend and i ride in his civic, everytime we hit a bump, i expect to see the rim and crap take off beside us
 

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That´s not the fault of coil-overs, it´s the fault of badly matched springs and shocks. Sounds like he needs some much beefier shocks to control the body motions (or he´s dropped it way too low. It may be bottoming out.. which will damage the car´s frame, and the suspension components.. as well as your kidneys or any fillings you might). I´ve met several people (and driven one friend´s car) with Ground-Control coil-overs (a linear rate Eibach race spring at each corner) matched with stiff shocks and their cars ride a bit more nicely than my Escort w/ it´s worn out stock springs and shocks. Of course.. that´s at a real-world height.

Yes, 2" will make it look nice and low. Go measure your fender to tire gap.. and then measure 2" down from where the fender is now.
 

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intrax are progrssive, aren´t they?

you mean the eartquake feeling isn´t coming from the 34 15" speakers in the trunk?!
 

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As far as I can tell, every aftermarket coil spring made for the escort is progressive. Ground-Control coil-overs are the only truly linear rate springs that I know of you can buy for the escort... The Weapon R Circuit Pros uses two springs, which, unless the helper spring is already compressed flat, makes for a progressive rate.
 

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i found lowering springs that will drop an escort any where between 0" to 4" and here is the site these cost. $119.00
http://www.tliperformance.com/products_get.asp?ProductID=24

then on the same site i found springs that will drop it it 2.5" to 2.25" in the front and 2.25" to 2.0" in the rear. these cost $99.00
http://www.tliperformance.com/products_get.asp?ProductID=26

i dont know which ones i wont yet
:-? :-? :-?
 

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aside from losing the fender gap will it also look/be low to the ground? and What would be the biggest rims i could have without modification if i lowered two inches?
 
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