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Old 07-29-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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lowering springs?

Any one using them? What type deal did u find? I want my car low but I'm not gonna pay 200 bucks for 2" when I could get stock springs and cut them or use coil sleves
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I have Hotchkis 1" lowering springs and Koni shocks and I like the setup although it will be changing soon to be more suited to drag racing. I can't express how bad of an idea cutting your springs or using coil sleeves is. It will change the spring rate and destroy any ride/handling characteristics of the car.
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I have Hotchkis 1" lowering springs and Koni shocks and I like the setup although it will be changing soon to be more suited to drag racing. I can't express how bad of an idea cutting your springs or using coil sleeves is. It will change the spring rate and destroy any ride/handling characteristics of the car.
Yeah i know lol, I just really want like a 4" drop ill probably buy oem replacement and go to a coil shop near my house and see if they can help me get them flattened like a stock spring but shorter.
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4" drop is way too much on a f-body
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4" drop is way too much on a f-body
Would 2 be really low? I just really like low cars lol
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Would 2 be really low? I just really like low cars lol
**** yes. Everyone does 1.5" and is perfect. Your car would probably drag the ground
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Go 1and a half I had 1 and a half inch summit lowering springs on my 92 firebird and it rode beautifully and sat pretty
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2" is pretty low for a f-body. When my car was N/A with Lt headers and the 1" drop it would drag the tips and parts of the exhaust going over some speed bumps and driveways that were angled.
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Go 1and a half I had 1 and a half inch summit lowering springs on my 92 firebird and it rode beautifully and sat pretty
Did 1.5 throw ur camber off?

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No it didn't affect anything it just made it lower and made her handle a whole lot better in the corners lol only shitty part was trying to get a jack under it lol
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We have a low profile jack
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Oh and also getting it in and out of the driveway and getting it on ramps was a son of a bitch too
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Oh and also getting it in and out of the driveway and getting it on ramps was a son of a bitch too
Lol yeah I understand that.
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Did 1.5 throw ur camber off?

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1.5 inches does throw camber off a little. Relocation brackets or adjustable lca's will fix it.
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1.5 inches does throw camber off a little. Relocation brackets or adjustable lca's will fix it.
This... Also anytime you modify the rear suspension in a fbody you need an adjustable panhard bar to properly relocate the rear end.
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^ I would say that's a good rule of thumb for any car you are lowering or modifying the suspension. That and they are so cheap no reason not to.
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Yeah, I really plan on getting the lowest I can find like 1.8 or 2. But there's this spring place near me that may be able to help
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I had a custom panhard bar made for my firebird when I had mine lowered
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If you want low. You can do coil overs. Here's my friends ls1 swapped early 4th gen Camaro with adjustable coil overs. It's not cheap though
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If you want low. You can do coil overs. Here's my friends ls1 swapped early 4th gen Camaro with adjustable coil overs. It's not cheap though
I don't have c/o money lol
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