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#1 jasonb94

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:36 PM

hi

does anyone know the best way of lowering the rear leaf springs on a mk6 escort van

 

thanks in advance



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:36 AM

Leaf springs on a dead axle are very easy to lower with lowering blocks or turning the axle inside the springs -

 

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:35 PM

By any chance would you know where to get lowering blocks from? With turning the axel in to the spring what do you do about the pin that keeps the springs in to place

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:46 PM

By any chance would you know where to get lowering blocks from? With turning the axel in to the spring what do you do about the pin that keeps the springs in to place

I think you turn the lot round, the axle goes on top of the spring, instead of underneath, the clamps that hold the axle to the leaf springs are turned around,  if you post up some pictures with the spring, axle pin etc i will try to find pictures/ guides of how it was done  

 

These lowering blocks probably won't fit your car but give you an idea of what to look for - 

 

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:18 PM

Hi ive just brought a mk6 van and I was going to lower it , have you tried moving the axel yet , and if so how much does it lower the back ?

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:51 AM

Lowers the back about 80mm.

 

I did it on mine years ago.

 

You should also buy some shorter shocks to correct the suspension as the standard one's bottom out.

 

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