lower model cars
Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:16 PM
Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:18 AM
It depends on the type of suspension used.
You can sometimes replace the kit leaf springs with scratch built ones that have a flatter curve.
You can replace the kit coil springs with scratch built shorter ones.
Check your references. For example, I'm currently "hot rodding" a '37 Ford Panel. I Googled online for suspension pictures from hot rods and found that most often, a rear 4 link suspension with coil-overs is used to replace the OEM transverse leaf spring setup. I have to scratch build that and make my own coil-overs (using the technique from that link above). For the front, I kept the OEM type suspension. Some hot rods just move the axle spindle up, lowering the chassis in the front. I chose to raise the leaf spring chassis mount by filing it down.
Look around at different hot rods and chassis fabricators on the web. There are many ways to lower a car.
Edited by dmk, 24 January 2013 - 08:28 AM.