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Random Photo of the 'Bird
Not B Anymore Offline
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#1
I was coming out of the grocery store earlier today with my post-power outage supplies to restock the fridge and when I looked at the car I decided that I love the way it sits now; lowered, with the rear just slightly higher than the front. I did this almost a year ago, but it's not often that I look at the car from this angle and unobstructed. So I took a photo with my phone and figured, why not share...

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy270...094206.jpg
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#2
Of course, in the photo you can't really tell how much it's lowered, but oh well... don't feel like taking it into Photoshop.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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BJL Offline
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#3
looks good!
Brian Larkin
88TC 330,000 miles
Slightly Modified
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natmac3 Offline
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#4
I know that feeling well, B.
Looks good from here!
1987tc
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TurboE Offline
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#5
Know the feeling also... Nice pic your car looks great. My dads first turbo coupe was that same color car an '85. I love these cars lowered, for looks and handling. In my opinion your car would look awesome with silver or grey 18" wheels/40 series tires.
-88 TC Black
5spd, Precision SC50 T3/T4, QH/SD Tune, Gillis, AFPR, 255FP, WB O2, K&N, Ported E6, 3" DP, ATR 2.5" Duals, 3:73 Rear, Konis, Eibachs, 18" Voxx Wheels, X Drilled Rotors.
-06 G35 Coupe Diamond Graphite
-97 Pathfinder
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turbobird63 Offline
Senior Member
#6
Makes me want to lower mine. What do you use to lower it? Just the springs?
Christopher Taylor
85 TC, 2.3l, LA3, T3/T4 Turbo 25psi, Stinger FMIC, Forge BOV, Full 3" Exhaust, Esslinger crank pulley- Timing Gears and overdrive WP pulley, BBK 255lph FP, Kirban AFPR, Kirban Shifter, K&N Cone, 3g Alternator, Energy Suspension Bushings throughout, CHE LCA's, Welded SFC's, and TON's of other parts.
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RDOG Offline
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#7
Looks AWESOME!!
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#8
Thanks fellas! I like it... The picture was taken far enough away so you can't really see the big ol' dent in the driver's door.

turbobird63 - I used nothing but tools to lower it. Removed the spring insulators and took a hack saw to the factory springs. Removing the insulators makes the biggest difference in the rear as you can't take much off the rear springs. I think I took a coil and a quarter off of each of the fronts. The best part... it was Freeeeeeeee!
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Jeff K Offline
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#9
Looking good, Brian!
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Pete D Offline
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#10
Looks good Brian. I'm curious what effect cutting the coils has on handling? Yeah, neh or no change?
Pete Dunham


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