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Username Post: Fatman Dropped Uprights - Cut Coils?        (Topic#279953)
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04-19-12 07:26 PM - Post#2217090    

I picked up a pair of Fatman dropped uprights and dropped steering arms earlier this year from a older guy off eBay. He bought the car with them installed and didn't like the "low" look. He didn't get them sold on eBay for his asking price of $350 so he took my offer of $250.

Hoping I have time to get them on my car this weekend. I was also thinking about cutting the coils.

What do you think, 1/2 coil or a full coil? I'll already be getting 2 1/2 in. with the dropped uprights. How much more do you think a 1/2 or full coil will add.

I'm hoping I can just swap out the uprights without replacing any other parts for now...anyone see any problems with this? Eventually I'd like to do a full front end rebuild kit from Kanter's, just don't have the time right now.

Edited by hussey on 04-19-12 07:46 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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04-19-12 08:42 PM - Post#2217119    
    In response to hussey

When I got my dropped uprights on my 49 I cut one coil out...way too much. I eventually got replacement springs and kept them stock and had a much better ride and look. I would install the uprights and drive it for a while until you decide if you need to cut come coils.

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04-20-12 06:09 AM - Post#2217194    
    In response to usmile4

X2 - try it first, especially driveway curb cuts, etc.

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04-26-12 06:43 PM - Post#2219505    
    In response to kitabel

Yea I agree drive it with just the uprights and see. I just cut a coil and a half and Im way too low im almost on my bumpstops. Im considering getting new springs and go with uprights.


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