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lowering a 348 / 355

Discussion in '348/355' started by NYJETSFAN, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. NYJETSFAN

    NYJETSFAN Formula 3

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    I found info under parts and service to lower a 348 355, has anyone try it or have any photos, thanks.
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  2. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
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    it is easy what do you need to know? you need two really small spring compresors. I made mine from larger ones
     
  3. labcars

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    Unless the car is intended to be a track car, I'm not sure I get why you'd want to lower a car that already scrapes most curbs, driveways, etc. Maybe I'm just slow and don't get it.
     
  4. LAfun2

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    i think a lot of people lower cars for the looks. people dont like seeing gaping wheel gap. :)
     
  5. NYJETSFAN

    NYJETSFAN Formula 3

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    very very true! with small low profile tires, the gaps are getting bigger....
     
  6. johnk...

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    I often see thread that date back numerous years where someone for some unknown reason brings them back to life. I was reminded of that by a post below on clutch wear. So I figured WTF, what's the oldest 355 post I could find and here is its, from Nov 2, 2003. And wouldn't you know it, FBB was the first one to response to the OP's question. So I brought it to the top. The devil made be do it.

    And Merry Christmas, or what ever, and Happy New Year to you all. :) (Boy, pretty ratty that FChat doesn't have any holiday emojis.)
     
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  7. SoCal1

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    Why bother with spring compressers and snanner wrenches
    Just use a torch, heat the spring until it drops as low as you want it

    DONE by blue wrench :)

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  8. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
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    There are many of my posts older than that. My posts go back to the text only ferrarilist days. I was one of the 1st on Fchat and the 1st on several other defunct lists and forums. There was a time I was extremely unpopular with pro mechanics telling others how to fix Ferraris. In the 70's and 80's concept of reading a bearing number off the race and not using a ferrari bearing in a yellow box or resurfacing a used clutch disc made "wallet based" Ferrari owner's heads explode.
     
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  9. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

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    What if you didn't want it as low as it went?
    How do you corner weight it using the torch?
     
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  10. SoCal1

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    Blue wrench and floor jack I rekon :)
     

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