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    best bang for buck lowering kit

    I'd like to lower my car in the not too distant future since its stock suspension makes it look like it could go mudding! I'm kinda a newb to suspension but i like the eibach prokit cuz i'd like to get aftermarket shocks and springs at the same time. what are some kits that you'd all recommend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHaveLS1 View Post
    I'd like to lower my car in the not too distant future since its stock suspension makes it look like it could go mudding! I'm kinda a newb to suspension but i like the eibach prokit cuz i'd like to get aftermarket shocks and springs at the same time. what are some kits that you'd all recommend?
    The Prokit is very popular. I also run that kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    The Prokit is very popular. I also run that kit.
    Ed Blown Vert, how much would you say the drop was? I hear its supposed to be 1.25" but will settle to 1.5 or 1.75 inches eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHaveLS1 View Post
    Ed Blown Vert, how much would you say the drop was? I hear its supposed to be 1.25" but will settle to 1.5 or 1.75 inches eventually.
    I never measured it, but I would say about 1.25 - 1.5

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    i had no problems with my dropzone springs on my 3rd gen. it dropped 1.75 all around. and i went with monroe sensatrac struts/shocks.

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    I always thought the best (cheapest) lowering trick is to use the lower perch on Koni SA for the front the use a piece of heater hose on the back springs instead of the cap/hat.

    You do not have to buy new springs but I guess you have to buy the Konis...

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    I am also thinking about lowering my TA. So my question is... if i plan on getting SFCs do I lower first or does it not matter. Also if I lower it will I have to get it aligned because of the drop?

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    You need to get an alignment when you change out springs, shocks, bushings.

    The SFC's can wait until after lowering as it does not matter regarding ride height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHaveLS1 View Post
    I'd like to lower my car in the not too distant future since its stock suspension makes it look like it could go mudding! I'm kinda a newb to suspension but i like the eibach prokit cuz i'd like to get aftermarket shocks and springs at the same time. what are some kits that you'd all recommend?
    Are you looking for cheap.....? I'd go to the junk yard and get a set out of a V-6 car and put them in with your stock STIFF struts and shocks...... Works graet for the drag strip also if your trying to hook up!!!!
    If your trying to hang corners at 40mph and not drag than buy a after market set..... There it all depends on who's drop you want.
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    i would like better handling and better looks too.

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    which bilstiens should u get with the prokit? do u have to have them revalved? anyone have experience with this setup?

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    I've got the Eibach Prokit as well as the heavy duty Bilstein shocks. It's settle a bit now (about 1.5" or so), but still looks great!




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    u sure thats the prokit and not the sportline kit? dam that is slammed......how is the handling compared to stock? hows the ride quality compared to stock?

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    Yeeeess. I'm sure it's the Prokit. The Sportlines would not have cleared the rear wheels what so ever, since I'm running 18s 10.5 wide. Handling is sooo much better. No comparison. The ride is a little bit stiffer; I have to be careful on steep driveways and stuff...but nothing major.


    I did have to have the rear fenders rolled in a bit to clear the width of the wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    I always thought the best (cheapest) lowering trick is to use the lower perch on Koni SA for the front the use a piece of heater hose on the back springs instead of the cap/hat.

    You do not have to buy new springs but I guess you have to buy the Konis...
    the beauty to this solution is that you also get great handling w/ it.... most springs aren't adequate for the fbodies and proper damping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    the beauty to this solution is that you also get great handling w/ it.... most springs aren't adequate for the fbodies and proper damping.

    Agreed, I am awaiting someone who has purchased and installed Strano's new springs before ordering a set (currently running 1LE's)

    How is your winter mods going? Have you intalled any of the truckload of parts that are going into the 'Vert this mod season? I am waiting for you to post that you hate your new (recovered) seats and are looking to unload them cheap!

    I call dibs when that happens....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    Agreed, I am awaiting someone who has purchased and installed Strano's new springs before ordering a set (currently running 1LE's)

    How is your winter mods going? Have you intalled any of the truckload of parts that are going into the 'Vert this mod season? I am waiting for you to post that you hate your new (recovered) seats and are looking to unload them cheap!

    I call dibs when that happens....
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    Among other things, i have to get the car prepped for driving, i want to tweak the tuning @ idle in spring, but the seats, k-member + all other miscellaneous parts will be going in during the winter indeed.
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