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    Default 504 ride height reduction?

    Hey all I am just seeking advice on options if any on taking an inch or two off the overall ride height of my peugeot 504. Will I be strictly limited to store bought options or can I potentially adapt something eg cut down springs from a heavier car the right diameter or things along that line? Has any one attempted it before imm trying to go a more cost effective method if I can. Please and thankyou!

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    If it has the original springs you can guarantee that it is already lowered! 35+ years will do that!
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    The original 504 suspension setup when new was the best setup of any car of that era.
    My thought would be to renew dampers and bushes to return the great steering and handling.
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    Chalzy,
    Don't cut the springs - it weakens them progressively. Use 505 GTI springs if you have to. Renew the dampers and bushes but you might also try to perhaps get a small amount of negative camber at the front by using 505/604 power steering arms and bushes. Also I would recommend using 604 front discs and pistons/pads for an improvement.
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    I was looking into spring height options on an old Fiat 132 as there where no after market options. I was told by a few spring makers that they could compress my original ones and re temper them as the most economical option. The problem I had was the originals where cut and had to find an original set which I sourced from a Fiat specialist in NZ. But have yet to finish that project😕. There are a few spring makers in NSW and VIC that I spoke too a few years ago now.

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    Kings springs on the gold coast ,or contact lewin partridge in bris ,he used to get them made by kings to his specs ,had some on my 504 wagon years ago ,do a search on lewin partridge for contact ,its not in my phone ,pugs

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    Have to agree strongly with "driven" #3.


    43 year owner of the same 504.

    Good luck.
    Present fleet:-
    Peugeot 93' 205 Gti 16v
    Peugeot 73' 504 Ti from new
    Peugeot 08' 407 Hdi Coupe from new

    Previous fleet:-
    Peugeot 95' 605 Sv
    Peugeot 92' 205 Gti
    Renault 72' 16TS from new
    Renault 69' 10
    Renault 71' 10s
    Renault 68' 10 from new

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    My 504 has 505 GTI springs in the rear and 505 GTI springs with 1 coil removed in the front. It sits a little lower and handles very well.

    From memory I think Series 1 GTI springs are the better option for the front springs, rather than Series 2. Series 2 seem to go a bit soft.

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    Previous: 2005 407 HDI manual sedan, 1980 504 GL, 1990 405 Mi16, 1977 504 GL Special, 1984 505 SRD Turbo



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