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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; Originally Posted by myk02k I've heard some people complain abouit clearance issues...hence the poll. And those are the people who ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by myk02k View Post
    I've heard some people complain abouit clearance issues...hence the poll.
    And those are the people who lower their car to much... And dont have impulse control, think before you lower...

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    Mine is dropped an 1.25 and I have never had any clearance problems since I put them on a year ago... Handles a lot smoother and doesn't rise in the corners...

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    I just put a Pro Kit on my car and set pinion angle to -2* and it feels like it hooks better on the street. I'll have to wait until March 15th to see how it does at the track. If you want to lower your car and drag race it, you need adjustability of the rear supension to dial in traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02blkws6 View Post
    I just put a Pro Kit on my car and set pinion angle to -2* and it feels like it hooks better on the street. I'll have to wait until March 15th to see how it does at the track. If you want to lower your car and drag race it, you need adjustability of the rear supension to dial in traction.
    dial in in terms of? good kit though, same one i have.

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    what is the clearance of ws6 with lt headers?? how much could i lower...daily driver???
    Last edited by GNICTRY; 02-08-2008 at 08:29 AM.

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    how much of a drop and what y pipe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Ls1fever View Post
    how much of a drop and what y pipe?
    It has obx lt with resonators for cats to obx y pipe to lm1. Not sure how much to lower…I want to stay with 17 by 9.5 rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Ls1fever View Post
    dial in in terms of? good kit though, same one i have.
    An adjustable torque arm and rear LCA relocation brackets help.

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    Yes and no.

    My first F-body was a 93 LT1 Z28, changed the factory springs and shocks to the Prokit and factory shocks(deCarFAWKS), at first they were great but I realized that my driving skills were more than the shocks could handle, I learned that my car had a LOT of understeer, it pushed in the turns, kept bottoming out, and after about 20K-30K miles my shocks blew.

    THEN I replaced the factory POS shocks for Bilstein HD's cuz everyone here and on other sites said they were great, and for a while they were MUCH better than the deCarbons...But after 20K-30K miles the Bilstein's blew out too, now I was REALLY pissed...

    By then I had the RKSports 35mm front/25mm rear swaybars and LGM SFC's, even made the understeer worse and when I exited the corners my rear end kept fishtailing, more scary and irritating.

    Now with my 01 SS 6-speed I think I got it nailed.

    Still want stiffer spring settings, but after that and replacing my rear DA's with fresh/new SA's my car will be handling like an SCCA racer.
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    I don't regret getting the Pro-Kit, UMI Adj. Panhard, and UMI LCA Brakets... I just regret not getting some good shocks to go with it!... gonna fix that problem soon enough...

    as for bottoming out and such... yeah it happens...and having my car scrape in some places...is almost imposible to avoid...since it used to do it even before I lowerd it... ... roads here suck anyways, so as long as it doesn't get too scratched up... or unless my exhaust falls off ... I wont have any regrets...

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    i know this is a late reply and you probably already have your springs... but if not, I have the Hotchkis kit and it rides amazing! great looking drop and it will not jar you at all. about a 1 - 1.25 inch drop on all four.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    An adjustable torque arm and rear LCA relocation brackets help.
    agreed I need to do that still, my baby was sick and in the shop for two months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos01SS View Post
    Yes and no.

    My first F-body was a 93 LT1 Z28, changed the factory springs and shocks to the Prokit and factory shocks(deCarFAWKS), at first they were great but I realized that my driving skills were more than the shocks could handle, I learned that my car had a LOT of understeer, it pushed in the turns, kept bottoming out, and after about 20K-30K miles my shocks blew.

    THEN I replaced the factory POS shocks for Bilstein HD's cuz everyone here and on other sites said they were great, and for a while they were MUCH better than the deCarbons...But after 20K-30K miles the Bilstein's blew out too, now I was REALLY pissed...

    By then I had the RKSports 35mm front/25mm rear swaybars and LGM SFC's, even made the understeer worse and when I exited the corners my rear end kept fishtailing, more scary and irritating.

    Now with my 01 SS 6-speed I think I got it nailed.

    Still want stiffer spring settings, but after that and replacing my rear DA's with fresh/new SA's my car will be handling like an SCCA racer.
    Add drag bags to the rear....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    An adjustable torque arm and rear LCA relocation brackets help.
    What LCA Relocation Brackets are you running????
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    have the eibach pro kit and love them..perfect stance no rubbing.. but my slp lts sit way too damn low..thats my only bitch...

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    Is anyone still looking for great lower springs? We have relocation brackets as well

    Last edited by Granatelli; 07-14-2008 at 09:53 AM.

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    No regrets.

    Played around with different springs a little.
    Started with the ProKit with stock shocks. Wasn't too bad at first. That quickly changed to bad. Stock shocks couldn't take it. Originally bought some KYB's. Never installed those after researching it a bit.
    Put Koni 4/3 SA's on it with the ProKit at the beginning of this season. Much improved, and the shocks actually put .15-.20" back in the height, which was nice.
    Raced on the ProKit several times, and realized it was more of an appearance spring than performance spring.

    Currently riding on Strano springs and the Koni's. And I LOVE it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granatelli View Post
    Is anyone still looking for great lower springs? We have relocation brackets as well

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    How much???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    No regrets.

    Played around with different springs a little.
    Started with the ProKit with stock shocks. Wasn't too bad at first. That quickly changed to bad. Stock shocks couldn't take it. Originally bought some KYB's. Never installed those after researching it a bit.
    Put Koni 4/3 SA's on it with the ProKit at the beginning of this season. Much improved, and the shocks actually put .15-.20" back in the height, which was nice.
    Raced on the ProKit several times, and realized it was more of an appearance spring than performance spring.

    Currently riding on Strano springs and the Koni's. And I LOVE it.
    Your car looks like it rides amazing anyway Curtis

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Ls1fever View Post
    How much???
    Just $75.00 - they are easy to install. you can bolt them on or weld

    http://www.granatellimotorsports.com...ay.php?gid=161 The link says welding is required but it is not - We highly recommend you tack them in to prevent any movement

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