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Old 03-07-2014, 11:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old school drop! Cut-off wheel to remove a coil from each spring (assuming they're symmetrical).

(I accept and expect that I will be flamed for bringing up this tried & true Suzukiclone lowering method.)
Everyone knows the best way is to heat them up with an acetylene torch and let them sag.

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Old 03-08-2014, 08:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No pay back from lowering?!?!?! Just takes a few hours and a deremel tool. Just cut 1 1/2 coils from each spring.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The smooth hubcaps are on! Looks better then the stock ones to me.

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As you can notice from that picture above. My lower bumper is already cracked so I don't feel too bad about drilling holes in it. My next mod will probably be a lawn edging lip or something of the sort.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The smooth hubcaps are on! Looks better then the stock ones to me.
To me, too.

It's funny - there are a couple of old-timers in my little city who have mooneyes on their cars. One of the cars is a PT Cruiser.
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So the stock xb bumper hangs really low. So low that I think it might be catching the air pretty bad. Stock:



I decided to remove the bottom 6" of the bumper (this can be but back on). I might make a rear belly pan to clean this up. Here is the result of the lower bumper delete:

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Cool. Yeah, if the belly pan was near the bottom of the revised bumper, that'd be convenient.
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Old school drop! Cut-off wheel to remove a coil from each spring (assuming they're symmetrical).

(I accept and expect that I will be flamed for bringing up this tried & true Suzukiclone lowering method.)
Whoa, just saw this! Can you give more detail and/or is there a "build thread" for doing that? How much did it drop it, and do you have an estimate of the mpg improvement from that one mod? I've noticed the gnat is considerably higher than it "needs" to be.

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Old 04-02-2014, 08:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Bill - this thread talks about it (for a sedan Metro though):

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...gain-4589.html

I haven't done it ... yet. But I will.

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