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Do/Did you regret buying lowering springs?

This is a discussion on Do/Did you regret buying lowering springs? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I also have the Pro Kit on my ws6 and I love it. looks delish. handles great. never really had ...

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    I also have the Pro Kit on my ws6 and I love it. looks delish. handles great. never really had a problem Yet with clearance issues. have pacesetter LTs and ory and also wings west firebird front ground effect and still no problems.

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    well i am looking at changing my setup out. I have bilstein hd's with h&r springs. Something is wrong though, i think the springs were heated so the car sits lower by far than my buddy who has HD's and G2's 1.75 drop springs.
    I have basani mids with a 3 inch catted y and i hit everything on the face of this earth and the ride is rough as hell.
    I am looking at getting the koni SA's with the hotchkis 1" drop on all corners. Does this sound like a good setup??????? I am looking for a little bit more of a civil ride and that every bump doesn't jar the shit outta my brain.

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    That's a pretty good set up you will be very happy with it.

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    Regret the prokit because my custom exhaust is getting tore up. Probably need to see how new shocks help it out, but i think I am in the market for some more springs.

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    Just got my bilstein hds in, kept my stock springs.
    L o v e i t !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    My new suspension setup that i put on in the past month, consists of B+G Suspension's 1.4in lowering springs that only add 100lbs/in to all 4 corners spring rate, retained my stock shocks and struts, and put on lakewood Rear LCAs with a Lakewood adj PHR, and then before this weekend i will have my LCA relocation brackets from UMI put in.

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    Anyone have any pictures of their car with Hotchkis or DMS lowering springs that they could post?

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    Nope not a regret at all..rides great handles nicely..few issues from time to time with huge speed bumps and such but over all wouldnt undo it..few pics..



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    I have been trying to order springs through DMS for over a week now. Phone calls and emails do not seem to work. Does anyone know whats up w/ them? Does anyone have another phone number available other than the one on there site?
    Thanx

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    We have had tons of cars come through here with DMS - Dynamic Motor Sports Springs. Everyone is happy aw can be

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    I know, thats why I'm trying to get a set

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    I have a 98 Camaro and the right side of the car (measured from the ground to the enter of each wheel-well) is about 1/4" Front & 1/2" Rear lower than the right side. Suspension is stock as I just bought it.

    The car has 121K miles on it and I assume the difference is ride height is due to spring sagging?

    I plan on buying some new springs but being new to the 4th Gen world I'd like some advice on which springs to get.

    After reading all the above post, obviously there's allot to consider...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdx4me View Post
    I have a 98 Camaro and the right side of the car (measured from the ground to the enter of each wheel-well) is about 1/4" Front & 1/2" Rear lower than the right side. Suspension is stock as I just bought it.

    The car has 121K miles on it and I assume the difference is ride height is due to spring sagging?

    I plan on buying some new springs but being new to the 4th Gen world I'd like some advice on which springs to get.

    After reading all the above post, obviously there's allot to consider...
    Springs will depend on what you want out of your car. I personally would get the Sam Strano spec'd Vogtland springs if I had to do it again.

    Make sure you are ready to upgrade your shocks/struts as well since the deCarbons will not damp the lowering springs at all; especially with 121k on them already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdx4me View Post
    I have a 98 Camaro and the right side of the car (measured from the ground to the enter of each wheel-well) is about 1/4" Front & 1/2" Rear lower than the right side. Suspension is stock as I just bought it.

    The car has 121K miles on it and I assume the difference is ride height is due to spring sagging?

    I plan on buying some new springs but being new to the 4th Gen world I'd like some advice on which springs to get.

    After reading all the above post, obviously there's allot to consider...
    We can get you the DMS springs - just call us 805-486-6644 ext 11

    Also I called DMS today for you and they appear to be back on track 805-240-3022

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    DMS springs here car looks great, would do it again... IMO

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    I was considering lowering my car as well untill I overheard a guy that works
    at the shop I go to telling another mechanic how his car bottoms out with 2 12 packs of soda in hid trunk. He has the Pro-kit as well. That changed my mind. What would a good shock/strut be for stock springs? would Koni s/a's work well? Thanks

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    i got bilstein hd with the stock springs. just went 145 mph on saturday, handling is awesome. also very precise cornering at medium speeds. still good ride comfort.
    wouldn't wanna give up the little clearance the car has stock...

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    i retract my previous statement, found out that my entire exhaust had been pulled down when i caught my cutout on one of those metal plates they use for road work. Went from 0.5 inch ground clearence to about 5inches now with low profile DMH cutouts and reworked exhaust. Will be putting either QA1s or KONIs on in the next day or so, will post up some pics (have a prokit also)

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    yeah my cutout hangs down 2 inches lower than the rest of my exhuast cause it was welded on pointed down to much. I scrape it over alot of speed bumps. Im gonna get it rewelded, replace my jet hot ory, then im getting shocks and springs

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    DMH cutouts now sells a low profile cutout, mine sits no lower than my ypipe... went from .5in to 5 inch clearence...

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