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Lowering KE70 Wagon

Leaf spring that fits into Toyota Corolla KE72 Wagon does proof to be a reliable leaf spring for its model. A passenger car that can act as a pickup that can carry heavy loads. The method also implies to other vehicle that use leaf spring suspension system.

 

Toyota Corolla E70 4 door El Medano
Toyota Corolla sedan with Coil Spring setup
KE70 Wagon - Credit to Speedhunter
KE70 Wagon with rear Leaf Spring setup

Looking on another 80’s Corolla that comes with Coil Spring, Corolla KE72 Wagon comes with a leaf spring. Lowering the leaf spring, at first seem so easy to achieve, turn out to be quiet a complicated job. One must first understand how the leaf spring works. I won’t write about leaf spring definition any further as you can read it at WikipediaSammitr Autopart, and 4x4Connection.

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English: It shows leaf spring and its parts

Ok then, I just want to share what I did to my KE72 Wagon rear suspension in order to get the stance that I’m looking for. While others are doing in by converting their leaf spring onto “Air Bags” suspension. Check out Stance Works.

Process

The cheapest and easiest way to do it is by using a “Lowering Block” kit. It consist of a lowering block, U-Bolt.. and that about it.

Extended U-Bolt
An Extended U-Bolt required to be fitted together with the Lowering Block
Custom Lowering Block
Custom Lowering Block

In my case, the rear Leaf Spring from my Toyota Corolla KE72 Wagon has been replace with a new local produce leaf spring that taken out from a Van, Toyota Liteace. The spring seems a bit high than the standard stock leaf spring.  With that in mind, I’ve made a 3 inch lowering block to suits with the stance that I need.

3inch Lowering Block
3inch Lowering Block
3inch Lowering Block
3inch Lowering Block
3inch Lowering Block
3inch Lowering Block

How to install it?

Just squeeze the lowering block in the middle section between your Axle Sub housing and your Leaf Spring. Tighten the U-Bolt on both side and viola! My wagon now have the stance that is lowered from previous stock default ride.

Lowering Block installation
Lowering Block installation
Lowered leaf spring
Lowered leaf spring
Lowered leaf spring
Lowered leaf spring
Lowered leaf spring
Lowered leaf spring

p/s: Sorry for a bad image quality. Was using my camera phone.

3 comments

  1. bile la nk wagon nih…dh jd kegilaan olskooler malaysia dh skang nih….

  2. jom..jom..! ada aa geng wagon.. senang nak ber TT 😛

  3. woo hebak demo.

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