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Re: 1985 Turbo Coupe. Bird is the word.

Reply #16
 Yes I am! I'm out in the west valley near surprise about a half hour away, I drive out your way often to go to wildhorse to race I'll actually be there this weekend.

Re: 1985 Turbo Coupe. Bird is the word.

Reply #17
The car is back on the ground! And of course the battery is completely flat  :giggle:

So new steering rack, tierods, bmr suspension control arms with bushings and ball joints, h&r lowering springs not running them on the rear because I've heard the birds like to sag in the rear... however I should put them on to see how bad it really is and if needed I'll get the adjustable rlca.

Gonna drive it around and hopefully get to serpentine belt swapping it so I can have AC.




1985 Turbo Coupe
1985 Bmw 745i
1989 Ford F150
2013 Focus ST

Re: 1985 Turbo Coupe. Bird is the word.

Reply #18
I have an 88, so my results will be a bit different, but I'm using Maximum Motorsports control arms in the rear. Even with height adjusters all the way down, they will raise the car an inch or so. When I first put the BMR rear springs on, I had the adjusters all the way down and the rear was slammed. Tires tucking. It took a good bit of adjusting to get the height where I wanted it.

How do you like the BMR control arms so far? I already have Granatelli garbage on mine, but when it's time to go with a tall ball joint, I was looking to go with BMR's adjustables with the tall ball joint. I have some BMR products on my Trans Am, but I get paranoid about the control arms.
It's Gumby's fault.

 

Re: 1985 Turbo Coupe. Bird is the word.

Reply #19
I have an 88, so my results will be a bit different, but I'm using Maximum Motorsports control arms in the rear. Even with height adjusters all the way down, they will raise the car an inch or so. When I first put the BMR rear springs on, I had the adjusters all the way down and the rear was slammed. Tires tucking. It took a good bit of adjusting to get the height where I wanted it.

How do you like the BMR control arms so far? I already have Granatelli garbage on mine, but when it's time to go with a tall ball joint, I was looking to go with BMR's adjustables with the tall ball joint. I have some BMR products on my Trans Am, but I get paranoid about the control arms.
I don't have a complete opinion on the arms yet, I am going to get the car aligned and put some miles on it and go from there!
I did end up putting the rear springs on the car and it doesn't sit too low in the rear, Looks decent!

1985 Turbo Coupe
1985 Bmw 745i
1989 Ford F150
2013 Focus ST

Re: 1985 Turbo Coupe. Bird is the word.

Reply #20
I did run into my springs settling. I set my car up to be 26" all the way around when I pulled it off of jack stands. I drove it around my neighborhood, which was maybe the distance of a city block, and the rear was down to about 25.5" and the front was down to about 25". The shop that aligned it raised the front up to 25.5" and it's been holding pretty steady.

I do like how it looks so far.
It's Gumby's fault.