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Post by FumiyoG3 on Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:04 pm

Hi all. I'm looking to buy some rear lowering springs for my '73 Laguna. I want to go with a 2" drop. Doing searches of typical vendors I'm aware of, I can only find one place with 2" springs for our cars. That is OPGI, and they want $180 a pop for the pair. I find it hard to believe no one else has them. Can anyone point me in the right direction on where to find a cheaper pair? thanks!!! Thumbs up
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Post by Tdavis1 on Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:36 pm

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Post by Tdavis1 on Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:38 pm

These drop more like 2.5 inches.

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Post by FumiyoG3 on Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:07 pm

Great THANKS!!!!

Your picture says you bought 2" drop springs for the REAR.  Did you find that to be accurate?  (you said the 1.5" drop, which is I assume for the FRONT as the picture shows, is more like 2.5").  I will check out their site.  

I already ordered from OPGI but they are on back order, and twice the price of the ones you show.  Thanks again.
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Post by Tdavis1 on Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:14 pm

Yeah. 2 for the rear. I'm going to grab some 1 inch spacers to bring the rear back up. I didnt see 1.5 for the rear unfortunately.

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Post by Tdavis1 on Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:16 pm

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This is how it sits now.

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Post by FumiyoG3 on Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:17 pm

cool, thank you.

I saw the other post- your ride looks great!!
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Post by FumiyoG3 on Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:20 pm

Mine is definitely in need of a rear drop.............here's mine.

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Post by Tdavis1 on Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:26 pm

Thanks! I'm a pretty big fan of that Laguna. Yours looks really good too.

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Post by FumiyoG3 on Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:37 pm

Thanks, bud.  I just ordered those springs from PerformanceOnline.  I will cancel my OPGI order when they open on Monday, and hopefully save myself $50 in the process. Beer
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Post by Tdavis1 on Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:38 pm

Glad I could help.

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Post by g3chevy on Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:52 pm

I ordered the POL rear coils for my 76 SS El Camino back in 2010. They had a good stance but they gave a harsh ride. I did Belltech 1.5" drop springs on all 4 corners of my 75 Laguna. Got the drop I wanted and a nice firm but not harsh ride. Caught this set on sale on Ebay for $243 for all 4 springs. It was definitely a good investment.

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Post by FumiyoG3 on Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:54 pm

got 'em installed.  i'm diggin' the look.  not sure how it rides yet since i don't have it roadworthy.  I hope to do that in the next couple weeks.  

one side is a little lower than the other in the rear.  that is going to bug me............'73 Laguna REAR LOWERING SPRINGS, looking for vendors Img_6413
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Post by Tdavis1 on Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:55 pm

Looks great!

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Post by g3chevy on Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:20 pm

Looks awesome! What size/brand of wheels do you have?
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Post by FumiyoG3 on Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:50 am

thanks for the compliments! Beer

Wheels are American Legend Streeter 20x8.5 & 20x10.  I originally bought some Foose Legends 22 & 20's, but the style of the front looked really weird.....the rim was constructed such that it looked like it had a 2-3" spacer behind it.  I couldn't get past that and had to sell them at a big time loss.  Ah well, it's only money as my daughter used to say.
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Post by g3chevy on Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:21 am

Those were a perfect choice for your ride. They have the right look for these era of vehicles. What size tires are you running? Do you have any issues with rubbing inside the wheel wells?


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Post by FumiyoG3 on Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:28 pm

I am very happy with the rims. They look similar to the ones you have on your '75 S-3. What kind of rims are those?

Mine currently don't rub and I don't anticipate they will, but I haven't had the car on the road yet so I don't know. Once it is, i'll let you know.

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Post by g3chevy on Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:16 pm

Mine were Foose Legends 20x8.5 front and 20x10 rear. Like you, I didn't like the way they looked with the "spacer" look behind the lug holes so I sold them. I don't know why they did just move the spokes back further in the rim. Your American Legend Streeters are the way they should look. Hope you get to drive it soon. You will get plenty of attention going down the road.
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Post by Mitchell Murphy on Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:44 am

Thank You for your response- I now have 3 of them. Also have 2 DVD's on the 1973 Cars I would like to send to you at no charge-let me know where to send-Thanks again-Mitch

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Post by FumiyoG3 on Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:31 pm

MitchellMurphy, i think you might have clicked on the wrong thread to respond to
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Post by FumiyoG3 on Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:34 pm

g3chevy, yes those Foose Legends look nice in profile but from other points of view just didn't look right. interesting how we both had the same opinion. great minds think alike Thumbs up

did you get other rims to replace the Fooses? Foose has other great wheels, but they're much more pricey than the Legends. The Streeters were very reasonable.

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Post by g3chevy on Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:27 am

I've actually been looking for a set of Boss 338 wheels. But from my research it appears these are no longer available in 20x8.5 and 20x10 with a 5x4.75 bolt pattern. So I've been looking ever since for something similar. Looks like you found the magic formula. Those wheels just look right for our vehicles.
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Post by FumiyoG3 on Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:05 pm

I slightly lowered the front end a bit more today.........the coilovers made it a snap.  I felt like the rear end was sagging just a tad so i lowered the front end to give it exactly the look that i want.  Now all i need is an alignment and hopefully I'll be on the road.  FINALLY!!   cheers '73 Laguna REAR LOWERING SPRINGS, looking for vendors Img_6418
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:54 am

Looks great!
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