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    what is too low??

    Ok guys I wanna lower my z28... im putting 17in zr1 replicas on my car and wanna do the eibach 1.6 lowering kit... I do have lts on it ... is that too low.. Or is there any feedback on this.. Any help is greatly appreciated.... OH and if anyone has any pictures of any lowering kits on their camaro would help alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_r0bert0 View Post
    Ok guys I wanna lower my z28... im putting 17in zr1 replicas on my car and wanna do the eibach 1.6 lowering kit... I do have lts on it ... is that too low.. Or is there any feedback on this.. Any help is greatly appreciated
    I have seen this setup often and it is pretty low. I have seen cars bottom out on speed bumps on stock exhaust manifolds and y pipe with this kit. If i were you I would go with Strano or hotchkis springs, and some Bilstein or Koni shocks. Thats assuming your going to do the shocks or have already done them. Most people will tell you not to do the springs without the shocks.

    Eibachs also tend to have a very rough ride. Depending on your driving situations you could probably use them, but i would expect that setup to ride too low for comfort.

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    Anything other than stock is too low for my taste. But thats coming from someone that,,,,,well,,,,,nevermind. Carry on.

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    I was thinking about lowering mine but then thought about the aggrivation of modding. One thing turns into several things for it all to work properly. I just don't have time for the aggrivation right now.

    I decided on buying (4) Bilstein HDs.

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    Rule of thumb, if you can roll a Coke can under the lowest point of your exhaust, generally are you fine. If that Coke can catches on the ypipe or any other area of the exhaust, you are too low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Rule of thumb, if you can roll a Coke can under the lowest point of your exhaust, generally are you fine. If that Coke can catches on the ypipe or any other area of the exhaust, you are too low.
    WOW,,,a coke can??? Thats only 2 inches in diameter

    I think I'll stick to the general rule of thumb of a 2 liter bottle

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    when ur car scrapes, it too low...

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    i have the eibach's on my car with shocks, and such.. and you can put maybe a finger and half, to two fingers between my tires, and the fender wells. and im running 18x9.5 wheels, with 275/40's on my car.. so i hope this is some help.. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAGGIN View Post
    when ur car scrapes, it too low...
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    Once I lowered a car and had a bunch of money into it and the time of the work and when I got done absolutely hated how it looked. Thats why I probably will never lower a car again. Granted a camaro would look better lowered I would think about future exhaust plans before goin into it.

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    I have mine lowered with an eibach pro kit which lowers by 1.4" if I remember and bilstein HD shocks. Most of the time I don't have any problem, I typically only bottom out when driving on some rough roads aka potholes everywhere or the occassional really big speed bump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Z28DC View Post
    I have mine lowered with an eibach pro kit which lowers by 1.4" if I remember and bilstein HD shocks. Most of the time I don't have any problem, I typically only bottom out when driving on some rough roads aka potholes everywhere or the occassional really big speed bump.
    Ya,,,occasional big speed bump is how it used to be when I lived in Ohio. Then I moved to Arizona and found that EVERY speed bump is on steroids out here. Even at stock ride height our camaro's will drag if I don't creep over them. Not to mention just about every driveway out here is at a 30-40 degree slope upon entry, and you have to attack at an angle....
    Just no way a lowered car would survive long out here on a daily basis.

    About the only thing I'm comfortable driving out here is my wifes jeep or my pickup truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Ya,,,occasional big speed bump is how it used to be when I lived in Ohio. Then I moved to Arizona and found that EVERY speed bump is on steroids out here. Even at stock ride height our camaro's will drag if I don't creep over them. Not to mention just about every driveway out here is at a 30-40 degree slope upon entry, and you have to attack at an angle....
    Just no way a lowered car would survive long out here on a daily basis.

    About the only thing I'm comfortable driving out here is my wifes jeep or my pickup truck.
    That really sucks. I would hate to deal with that all the time, I'm already apprehensive to pull into someone's driveway here

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Z28DC View Post
    That really sucks. I would hate to deal with that all the time, I'm already apprehensive to pull into someone's driveway here
    Living in a state full of mountains is beautiful to look at but it has it's draw backs. Hilly terrain means alot of shops and buildings built into hill sides,,, the driveways are steep and unapproachable head on. I have to know where I'm going before I even leave the house.

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    Since your in Vegas and if you do end up lowering your car at all, don't go over the speed bumps to the parking garage at the MGM. Other than that road in Vegas and the surrounding area seem flat for any set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00LS12LS6Z28 View Post
    Since your in Vegas and if you do end up lowering your car at all, don't go over the speed bumps to the parking garage at the MGM. Other than that road in Vegas and the surrounding area seem flat for any set up.
    DUDE! I know the ones you are talking about! They are brutal as hell!

    The last day I was there I found another way to/from the parking garage with no speed bumps! I know for next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    I was thinking about lowering mine but then thought about the aggrivation of modding. One thing turns into several things for it all to work properly. I just don't have time for the aggrivation right now.

    I decided on buying (4) Bilstein HDs.
    what i did about two years ago, very happy with them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    DUDE! I know the ones you are talking about! They are brutal as hell!

    The last day I was there I found another way to/from the parking garage with no speed bumps! I know for next time.
    Haha, yeah my friends Lincoln LS got murderedon those. Also when I was there, it rained two days straight and they had serious floods. Poor draining, but it doesn't rain often in Vegas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00LS12LS6Z28 View Post
    Haha, yeah my friends Lincoln LS got murderedon those. Also when I was there, it rained two days straight and they had serious floods. Poor draining, but it doesn't rain often in Vegas.
    Yeah its rains here more then ppl think.. And its weird it rains more in the summer.. And inthe summer when it rains it pours

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    in my opinion, the best ride height is one that makes the gap between your fender and the tire, is the same all the way around.

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