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Want to lower front end but already have the bilstein..

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    Want to lower front end but already have the bilstein..

    I have the bilstein all the way around on my 2001 camaro ss and i want to lower the front end to give it a mean look to go with the 315's out back. any ideas I want something thats going to be nice and firm like the bilstein still want good handling. also i have 275/40/17 up front would I need to go to a 275/35/17 to make it work?
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    haha look at me picture how high my front end is. and also im not talking about slamming it just want to go another inch or half an inch

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    Your bilsteins have no effect on ride height its all in your springs. That said springs almost always come as a set of four for about $250. Strano, Eibach and BMR are just a few manufacturers.

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    I have the eibach pro kit on mine and love the stance. its not too low but looks far from the stock 4x4 height. most go with the strano/koni setup but im not made of money so i went with the prokit for alot less and did the bilsteins like you already have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    I have the eibach pro kit on mine and love the stance. its not too low but looks far from the stock 4x4 height. most go with the strano/koni setup but im not made of money so i went with the prokit for alot less and did the bilsteins like you already have.
    X2 I'm also running that setup here

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    I was not amused by how much my frontend scraped with Eibachs. I don't scrape at all with Strano's and it looks just as good

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    But isnt the bilstein and shock and spring setup that is a different ride and hight then a camaro ss without the bilstein

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    The only time you will notice a height difference with shocks is if they are adjustable or are blown out thats the only time the height will differ. i have the pro kit and i have only scraped the front bumper 2-3 times. you just have to be more cautious when you are driving

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    You could get a set of BMR 1" lowering front lower A-arms, you car will ride the same, but will sit 1" lower up front, then if you want to lower the rear a little just do the Hose modification with the rear springs for about a 3/4" drop.

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    I've always wanted to do this exact same mod too for a while but never have, the correct car term is...we want a lil "rake" in our rides...

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    Have you guys lowered your front ends? BMR make front spring that drop it 1.25" if I get that will my tires rub?

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    I'm lowered all the way around 1.25" and mine do rub sometimes slightly at full lock. It all depends on your wheel offset however. Like if your running a vette rim you shouldn't rub but if you run a wheel with a deep dish like mine then you probably will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOBS View Post
    I'm lowered all the way around 1.25" and mine do rub sometimes slightly at full lock. It all depends on your wheel offset however. Like if your running a vette rim you shouldn't rub but if you run a wheel with a deep dish like mine then you probably will.
    IM running 315 17's in the back and 275 17's up front. that being said I dont want to lower the back just the front and im just worried that its going to rub

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    Whats your wheel offset? There's people on here that have 275 and even 295's on a lowered car with vette rims that don't have any issues. But once again your wheel offset will dictate what size tire you can run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOBS View Post
    Whats your wheel offset? There's people on here that have 275 and even 295's on a lowered car with vette rims that don't have any issues. But once again your wheel offset will dictate what size tire you can run.
    Um the fount im not sure if they have an offset. The wheels are the OE wheels replica zr1 rims.

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    Then you should be fine. Vette rims don't seem to have any rubbing issues with lowered suspension.

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