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This is a discussion on dropped springs help pls within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; 2000 firebird thinking 1.2" front 1.5" rear . i drive on street alot dont want it too low. Any input ...

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    dropped springs help pls

    2000 firebird thinking 1.2" front 1.5" rear . i drive on street alot dont want it too low. Any input from those who've been there?

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    Hi Mark.

    We have quite a few customers achieving that stance with a Strano spring set and our adjustable PHB. The springs of course do the lowering and the adjustable PHB brings the rear back in line (as it skews side-to-side when the car is lowered).

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    along with the panhard bar LCA relocation brakets should be purchased if you plan on any kind of racing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    along with the panhard bar LCA relocation brakets should be purchased if you plan on any kind of racing...
    True dat. Thanks for mentioning.

    Merry Christmas

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    the LCA relocation brakets will keep the rear inline with the drive shaft/transmission and save you from buying universal joints down the road... they will also help in the traction department as well as get rid of wheel hop from being lowered...

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    Definitely go with the Strano/UMI set up. Have that on my car and love it.

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    Might want to look into an adjustable torque arm setup as well, and relocate off the tranny tailshaft onto the crossmember, if you haven't already.

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    Thanks for the info. Totaly forgot about panhard relocate with lowering car. This is my first ls-1 powered firebird. I wanna lower it but keep it driveable . Any ideas on how low to go? Also whos the best brands for these parts?

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    The Strano springs I have drop the car 1.2" and that is plenty for me. UMI is the way to go for your suspension needs and Strano for the springs. Here's a shot with Strano's and UMI Adj. on car panhard bar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    The Strano springs I have drop the car 1.2" and that is plenty for me. UMI is the way to go for your suspension needs and Strano for the springs. Here's a shot with Strano's and UMI Adj. on car panhard bar.

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    Hey Aaron. I was just posting pretty much what you mentioned above except for you included an awesome photo. That is a sweet looking car. The stance and wheel combo just plain does it for sure!

    Strano's SP141 is the spring part number for Nasty/Mark's car. Is that the ones you have?

    Here is the link to our PHB page:

    Panhard Bars : UMI Performance, Inc.

    We have an awesome sale coming up tomorrow thru the 28th on everything including our PHB's. Strano also carries our products and can hook you up if you're not buying during this particular sale.

    Merry Christmas

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    ps we also design and manufacture industry leading torque arms, both transmission mount (relocated/off) and tunnel mount for the drag oriented guys...
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    im running the summit springs with full umi adj suspension in the rear. It been lowered for over 2 years and no sag in the springs yet. with this setup i ran 7.76@93 on street tires.

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    Thanks for the compliments. It's a poor photo of the car but best I have to show the stance. I have the Strano SP141 springs and UMI panhard 2029. Nasty/Mark if you need any other pictures let me know. I have many at different angles.

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    Thanks for all the info. and pics. Camaro looks sweet. how tall are the tires,I'm thinking of going with a 15" tire all the way around,I really like the stuffed full of side wall look. Kinda stuck on the old school wheel tire combo. THANKS to all and MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!!!

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    Be careful with 15" rims. Most will require grinding of the brake calipers to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty View Post
    Thanks for all the info. and pics. Camaro looks sweet. how tall are the tires,I'm thinking of going with a 15" tire all the way around,I really like the stuffed full of side wall look. Kinda stuck on the old school wheel tire combo. THANKS to all and MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!!!
    My tires are 25.5 in the front and 25.4 in the rear.

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    cant believe no one mentioned shocks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    cant believe no one mentioned shocks...
    Yeah, a set of SLP/Bilstein shocks or Koni's would be must with a lowered car. Of course there are other brands but those are my preferred choices.

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    I love my Bilstein / Strano set up.

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    I need to take a spin in your car arron. If we ever get another cruise set up in indiana

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    I need to take a spin in your car arron. If we ever get another cruise set up in indiana
    I can make that happen but I doubt I'll be going much further south than Indy with it. I never have it in Bloomington with me.

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