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.
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 Wikipedia, Sammitr Autopart, and 4x4Connection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
p/s: Sorry for a bad image quality. Was using my camera phone.