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Discussion in 'General Station Wagon Discussions' started by 12ozMouseBoner, Aug 6, 2017.
Anyone know any kits that could fit on an 88 colony park?
I want to lift it at least 3 inches
Lift a CP? What, are you 7' tall? J/K, I'm overtall myself, but I'm assuming you want to put 235/75/15 tires on?
Get a set of 225 or olds 98 springs 74-76 for the rear.
(the newer the better) You can use screw in spring blocks but if you want 3 inches in the front, Put heavier springs there also from like a 74-76 delta 88 or buick lesabre with a small block. If you use BB springs you'll get the height but it will be way to hard for the road
lol, Iam 5'11" and keep knocking my head on the a pillars. But yes I do, something thats thin with deep knotted treads to do some light off-roading. I like exploring a lot, The merc doesn't seem to be a unibody, so no clack y misaligned doors will be a plus!
I don't mind a stiffer ride, but nothing that'll throw me out of my seat
All I've ever used on station wagons were air shocks. I'd raise them when towing an RV then lower for cruising to work and play.
My '55 Chevy wagon had some sort of later taller coil springs on front and twist in lift spacers. In back it had 6" or more long shackles. Rode like a loaded log truck.
I went replacement lowering coil springs, new stock rear shackles, and new station wagon leafs in rear. Now I wish I'd just used car rear leafs for softer ride and slightly lower.
I'm old, I like to take a nap while I drive.
I don't like a raised vehicle like my youngest son and other rednecks yet don't like a vehicle that sits on the frame either. Of course for off roading clearance is important.
I have some spare shackles for my bronco, I wonder if ford used their shackles and other suspension brackets across their platforms.
Haha, no. The rear is a 4-link with coils. So why not just use your Bronco for the offroad stuff, what it was built for? The Merc was only built for on-highway cruising, and you could end up damaging it accidentally. Or, you could swap bodies between the Bronco and CP....
That's why I always set my cars up the way I do. around here the roads suk. and ya never know when you may have to cross a ditch or 2
Or, you could swap bodies between the Bronco and CP....[/QUOTE]
lol nooo, that's tooo hillbilly, But i want to do som highway crusing on the backroads
besides my bronco is disabled at the moment
I'm assuming it'll bolt right on, will I have to get any adapters of any sort?
Not at all I suggest if you get used ones get the rubber insulators with them yours (on the rear) may have small holes top and bottom. The GM's are small on the bottom and big on top (cannot remember what my factory ones were). But they go right in and the ride is VERY acceptable. The fronts should go right in but will have to be compressed. I changed my front suspensions on my newer derby cars with these and had no prob altho I DID use big block springs in those.
I also had air shocks and ran appx 40-50 lbs pressure. and you can adjust accordingly as needed for load. The rears I used were NEW cargo coils out of a 225/98
seems like a pretty decent setup, thanks for all the info man! Can't wait to transform it once I get everything stocked up.