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This is a discussion on Lowering Kit! within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I am wanting to lower my 1998 Trans Am. I have no clue what I need for the T/A to ...

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    Lowering Kit!

    I am wanting to lower my 1998 Trans Am. I have no clue what I need for the T/A to do this. Please help! Also if possible if you suggest a certain lower spring please show pictures.

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    you have 18's right? should look pretty good, dunno if they'll rub when you drop it. Here is mine on eibach ProKit [1.25" drop] with 17" grandsport ZR1's. Sits really sick. Don't just put springs on and drive it, though. You'll need better shocks like Koni's to adapt to the drop and dampen the ride properly. Not to mention and adjustable panhard bar and lower control arm relocation brackets.



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    actually i just looked at your profile...looks liek you have 17/18's ... you should just lower the front and give the car a really aggressive "raked" look

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    It has 17's all the way around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJax2010 View Post
    It has 17's all the way around it.
    17" Z06 on all 4 corners?

    Its a good thing you posted up this thread because I was about to just get springs from Luos and that was it. Guess I need to get the package from Thunder Racing after all.

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    not to hijack the thread or anything but I was also looking to lower mine and I noticed you could buy bolt on or weld on relocation brackets for the rear lower control arms. I would think the weld in are better but with the bolt on I would be able to do it myself. Any suggestions? I figured it would help out KJAX also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirenformula350 View Post
    not to hijack the thread or anything but I was also looking to lower mine and I noticed you could buy bolt on or weld on relocation brackets for the rear lower control arms. I would think the weld in are better but with the bolt on I would be able to do it myself. Any suggestions? I figured it would help out KJAX also.
    It isn't supposed to be too bad of a swap if you have jack stands and a floor jack. You COULD do it yourself. I just perfer someone do it for me so I don't screw anything up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertibird54 View Post
    Its a good thing you posted up this thread because I was about to just get springs from Luos and that was it. Guess I need to get the package from Thunder Racing after all.
    So what are we doing then?



    Get weld-in relocation brackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    So what are we doing then?



    Get weld-in relocation brackets.
    Well now that this stuff surfaced im just curious if its safe to just do springs only for now. Thats all.

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    I was running the ProKit on the stock shocks for roughly 7,500 miles. Finally able to feel that they are nearing the end of their life.

    It is up to you, but those suspension parts are helpful when lowered.
    Let me know quickly though...going to need to sell one of these sets of springs (probably the new BMR's) in a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I was running the ProKit on the stock shocks for roughly 7,500 miles. Finally able to feel that they are nearing the end of their life.

    It is up to you, but those suspension parts are helpful when lowered.
    Let me know quickly though...going to need to sell one of these sets of springs (probably the new BMR's) in a few weeks.
    If I can run on them without issues for a while then I mise as well just do it and worry about the shocks and struts later.

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    If I am not mistaken, the BMR's are supposed to be easier on the shocks. But I could be wrong...not up on all the springs.

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    BMR has a better rep than Eibach does, thats for damn sure.

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    how much you think it would cost to have someone weld the brackets on for me. I currently have no welding skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirenformula350 View Post
    how much you think it would cost to have someone weld the brackets on for me. I currently have no welding skills
    Anywhere from $25-75 I think. Just depends if you know someone that can weld or what shop you go to. Fortunately we have a few great shops around here that do that kind of stuff for little to nothing at all.

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    thanks although I don't think I'm ready to trust the exhaust shops near my house. They're a little shady.

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    I've heard that the bolt in brackets will work just fine-this was from mrr22 and he drives his pretty aggressively. Regardless, you'll have to have a shop mess with either of them b/c the brake line runs through the stock braket and has to be relocated as well when the new one goes on- so you may as well get the weld ins

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