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This is a discussion on Suspension questions within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I just did 10.5" wide rear rims with 295/35/18 and 17" front Z06 replica wheels looks great but how do ...

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    I just did 10.5" wide rear rims with 295/35/18 and 17" front Z06 replica wheels looks great but how do I lower the car a bit not a whole lot I find that it looks a little 2 high now. Is there a kit available that you can buy that would give you everything you need to do it.

    Can you just buy shocks that coluld lower the car a bit or is it springs I don't know much about this and I don't want my car to ride rough

    Thanks again guys

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    There is one option available for you but it's not cheap.
    Koni S/A's (single adjustables) have a double perch setting on the front shock which allows about a 3/4" drop without changing springs. The rear's are easy you simply do the hose mod, which is remove the upper spring isolator and wrap the top coil of each rear spring with some heater hose. The Koni's are roughly $800+ for the set of 4, but are arguably the best shocks available for the car. As I said not really cheap but the best stuff seldom is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    There is one option available for you but it's not cheap.
    Koni S/A's (single adjustables) have a double perch setting on the front shock which allows about a 3/4" drop without changing springs. The rear's are easy you simply do the hose mod, which is remove the upper spring isolator and wrap the top coil of each rear spring with some heater hose. The Koni's are roughly $800+ for the set of 4, but are arguably the best shocks available for the car. As I said not really cheap but the best stuff seldom is.
    LOL That's what they mean with the hose mod hahaha Thanks a lot Yeah the DeCarbon shocks are not great and 3/4" would just do it Thanks ???? It will have to wait for now....... the Yank 3200rpm stall converter will be 1st about the same price lol I was hoping around $400 but like you said I would rather do it right than do it 1/2 way My new car has 34 000 miles I just sold my old one with 110 000 miles that I had for 4 years and this one I hope will be a lifer so I'm doing everything properly I invested a lot in appearance this last month but I want a little more pull as well :-) Tru Fiber Hood WS9 , rims tires and so on etc.....Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durango View Post
    ... this one I hope will be a lifer so I'm doing everything properly I invested a lot in appearance this last month but I want a little more pull as well :-) Tru Fiber Hood WS9 , rims tires and so on etc.....Thanks again!
    Good attitude. For 'keeper' cars, using the good stuff instead of whatever is the cheapest or 'cutting corners' is well worth it.

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    Thanks

    Next mod is a Flex Plate TCI and a Yank Torque Converter it seems to be the product of choice Thanks for the vote of confidence ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    Good attitude. For 'keeper' cars, using the good stuff instead of whatever is the cheapest or 'cutting corners' is well worth it.
    Well said

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    Good attitude. For 'keeper' cars, using the good stuff instead of whatever is the cheapest or 'cutting corners' is well worth it.
    Definetely words to live by.
    And they way I approach the performance parts for mine aswell.

    Do it right the first time.

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