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This is a discussion on lowering a WS6 within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; So I'm thinking of lowering my 2002 Trans Am WS6. I kinda want to gain a more agressive stance with ...

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    lowering a WS6

    So I'm thinking of lowering my 2002 Trans Am WS6. I kinda want to gain a more agressive stance with a little more performance. I dont really want to drop it way down. I'm kinda thinking around the 1 - 1 1/2 inch range. What brand of springs would any of you recomend? any any other input on this.

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    They say on there site there springs weigh 12-15 pounds less per set? humm.. Do you know anybody that has them

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    I don't.

    Seen a few cars sitting on them though.
    Actually considered them myself....even though I am on ProKit springs already. I just happen to really like my current stance.
    But the Strano springs look great as well.
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    Then does anybody know for sure Can you just replace the stock springs with lowering springs and be done? Or do you need to change other parts to?

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    You can.
    But that will kill off the stock shocks in no time.

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    Just put my Eibach pro kit on today... mine came with the bilsteins on it already and it feels pretty good, just changed the springs out and aligned it.

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    Hey lucky
    So, how does it ride with the new springs? Can you tell a big change in the corners? Nose dive under braking?

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    shocks is what sucks in our cars... if you gonna change anything, change the shocks.
    You can keep stock springs, and still lower car w/ Koni SA due to 2 perch locations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fbodynut View Post
    Hey lucky
    So, how does it ride with the new springs? Can you tell a big change in the corners? Nose dive under braking?
    how is nose dive an indicator of anything ?
    If anything, just gives an indication on how stiff the springs are.
    not to confuse nose dive + weight transfer... you can have plenty transfer and no dive.

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    think you kinda answered your own question there didn't ya eugenio

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    yeah... but gives no performance and handling indication whatsoever... although some would think that less dive = better handling... it doesn't

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    So, Lucky, how does it ride with the new springs? Can you tell a big change in the corners? Nose dive under braking?

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    Second on that Question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedicous View Post
    Bilstein BTS kit, much better ride quality than any other.

    any other meaning stock maybe... any setup can achieve that... BTS system is "puke"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post

    any other meaning stock maybe... any setup can achieve that... BTS system is "puke"
    I disagree, the car sits perfectly and handles great on my 98 Z28...
    A perfect system for down here where the roads suck and only get better as you leave the state..

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    So what is the ultimate kit that strano says for the right way to lower our cars, springs and shocks, in other words how about a link to the complete set that we need to use to lower our cars!!! Any help please......
    2000 Arctic White trans am, ws6 hood, ws6 air box, slp lid, slp smooth bellows, slp loudmouth exhaust,shift kit, rebuilt trans, LS6 intake, 3.73 gears, Shaner S3 p/p throttle body, and a tune . SFC. C6 ZO6 rims 18" in back 17" in front. Drilled and slotted rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    So what is the ultimate kit that strano says for the right way to lower our cars, springs and shocks, in other words how about a link to the complete set that we need to use to lower our cars!!! Any help please......
    On the Z28 the BTS kit did me right and it didn't even need to be aligned, on the C5 a bolt kit that cost under a 100 bucks for the front & rear works even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedicous View Post
    On the Z28 the BTS kit did me right and it didn't even need to be aligned, on the C5 a bolt kit that cost under a 100 bucks for the front & rear works even better.
    so then why is eugino saying it is shit then?

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