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Lowered my '98 SS 1", what else is needed?

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    Lowered my '98 SS 1", what else is needed?

    The person I bought my SS from installed 1" drop Hotchkis springs http://www.hotchkis.net/p-584-sport-coil-springs.aspx with Bilstein shocks, but that was all that was done by the previous owner suspension wise. I like the setup. I hear that after lowering an F-body, the rear axle is moved to the side and back a bit (or is it forward). True? If true, what needs to be replaced? I'm still new here . Thanks.
    Does my SS look 1" lowered? http://s509.photobucket.com/albums/s...t=IMG_2078.jpg
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    To correct side to side you well want to replace the panhard rod with an adjustable one. Also your lower control arm angles might be off level now and you well want to get a set of relocation brackets and adjustable lower control arms to put the lower control arms back to a at minimum flat 180 deg. angle. Call Sam at http://www.stranoparts.com/ he is the sponsor of this forum and a suspension guru.

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    damn too much work to lower the car, gotta buy all new panhards, lcas etc... im just going to keep mine stock height... 4x4 ftmfw!!!

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    What about a torque arm? Needs to be replaced, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliCruiser View Post
    What about a torque arm? Needs to be replaced, too?
    shouldnt really..only replace what is broken/not working..after lowering your car its true that lca adj. and relocation brackets are a wise decision..and also a adj. panhard is always a good idea..especially if your ever planning on getting rims etc. if after those..your launches are fine...your not getting excessive wheel hop then your good to go until later when power/traction issues become more of a concern....dont fix what isnt broken.

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    adj PHR will be enough... if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    adj PHR will be enough... if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    shouldnt really..only replace what is broken/not working..after lowering your car its true that lca adj. and relocation brackets are a wise decision..and also a adj. panhard is always a good idea..especially if your ever planning on getting rims etc. if after those..your launches are fine...your not getting excessive wheel hop then your good to go until later when power/traction issues become more of a concern....dont fix what isnt broken.
    It's just a DD, not for any type of launches of racing or anything like that. I woulden't mind haveing a great launch, though. No new rims, I like the stock ones, though they may need polashing. I want everyting done right on my SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    adj PHR will be enough... if needed.
    This will be ebough. Your SS looks good and it does look lowered 1".
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    Not to hijack but does this look lowered?






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    Quote Originally Posted by emoFTW View Post
    damn too much work to lower the car, gotta buy all new panhards, lcas etc... im just going to keep mine stock height... 4x4 ftmfw!!!
    that work is simple work lol and is worth it imo i like how it sits lowered

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliCruiser View Post
    It's just a DD, not for any type of launches of racing or anything like that. I woulden't mind haveing a great launch, though. No new rims, I like the stock ones, though they may need polashing. I want everyting done right on my SS.
    get the lca brackets as well, they are well worth it you can really tell when you go to take off how it helps it hook up

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    Cool. Thanks for the info. Please keep it coming. I'd like to know what else I should look into.

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGlock23 View Post
    Not to hijack but does this look lowered?
    Actualy, it looks good, but dosen't look lowered.

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    Hmm, seems a bit lower than most running around here. But I have no idea. Bought it as it sits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGlock23 View Post
    Hmm, seems a bit lower than most running around here. But I have no idea. Bought it as it sits.
    Looks stock height to me...idk. That's not high; drive a mustang--then you'll know what 4x4 is all about! Gotta get this bitch lower!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliCruiser View Post
    Does my SS look 1" lowered? http://s509.photobucket.com/albums/s...t=IMG_2078.jpg
    Thanks for the help
    Looks def lower.

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    Finally I know that I want to buy my ZR1-rims chromed.

    What tiresize are you running in the front? still 275/40/17?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swisscheese View Post
    Looks def lower.

    nice car!
    Finally I know that I want to buy my ZR1-rims chromed.

    What tiresize are you running in the front? still 275/40/17?
    Thanks. I think it's a nice car, too.
    Yep, still stock size in the front 275/40 R17

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    I can say just the tires. what size is the rims? I think you can replace it with bigger one. just a suggestion.



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    The rims are 17's. I kinda like the stock size tires and rims.

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    TexasGlock23, I dont know if it is or not, but if i look at it from the front and rear bumpers to the ground it looks lowered but the gap between the tire and fenders, no it looks completely stock.
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