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    Hey whats going on guys? Got my 01 WS.6 about 2 months ago and iv been trying to figure out what to do about the suspension on my car... I have the WS.6 package but my car is way to high i want to lower it so that the car sits just above the tires... but my one problem is, by changing the springs am i screwing with any of the geometry that was designed for the WS.6 package? any input would be greatly appreciated Thanks

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    Just do the whole suspension and you'll wonder what the WS6 stuff was good for in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    Just do the whole suspension and you'll wonder what the WS6 stuff was good for in the first place.
    I have to agree with you on this The `01-2 WS6's have the same springs as regular T/A's. They just have different shock valving and a bigger 32mm front swaybar. Oh and the 17" wheels.
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    hmm i did know that i thought that the suspension was very different... going to take his word for it can anyone confirm or contest that... cause if thats true im ordering my shocks and other parts now...
    P.S.- thanks for this info

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    That is just for the `01 -up cars the earlier Cars had stiffer springs.

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    yes, the springs are different. but that's not pertinent to your ambition. FIrstly, what is your primary goal? curve-hugging ride or lowered looks?

    you'll want to make sure you get a set of shocks and springs that will work well together. YOu can't just get bilstiens and an eibach prokit...the bilstiens need to be revalved to work with the prokit.

    you'll want to get a set of adjustable rear lower control arms to replace the flimsy stock ones.

    finally grab yourself an adjustable panhard bar to re-center the rear end.

    have it aligned and you're golden. Probably cost you about 1000-1200 fully installed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    yes, the springs are different. but that's not pertinent to your ambition. FIrstly, what is your primary goal? curve-hugging ride or lowered looks?

    you'll want to make sure you get a set of shocks and springs that will work well together. YOu can't just get bilstiens and an eibach prokit...the bilstiens need to be revalved to work with the prokit.

    you'll want to get a set of adjustable rear lower control arms to replace the flimsy stock ones.

    finally grab yourself an adjustable panhard bar to re-center the rear end.

    have it aligned and you're golden. Probably cost you about 1000-1200 fully installed.
    Don't forget the relocation brackets for the rear lower control arms. They put you back in the correct geometry. While it's apart you might as well do the sway bars too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    Don't forget the relocation brackets for the rear lower control arms. They put you back in the correct geometry. While it's apart you might as well do the sway bars too.
    fo sho, that's why i said to get the adjustable LCAs. instead of spending money to move the stock poop ones, get something that will help and be of a better quality.

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