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Old 05-12-2005, 11:14 AM   #46
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I will be doing mine this winter I hope ,great post thanks hope I can find this thread then
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I love the way your vette is lowered. I want to do that to my car. How does it ride? Bouncy, rough etc...

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Front: You removed the bolt all together. That will give me about a 1 inch more drop for a total of 2 inches in front. With the bolt gone is it bad for the suspension?

Back: Put in longer bolts and just loosened them till you got the right height to match the front. Was this a pain in the ass to adjust? I don't want to order the bolts on line, where can I but them at localy?
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I love the way your vette is lowered. I want to do that to my car. How does it ride? Bouncy, rough etc...

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Front: You removed the bolt all together. That will give me about a 1 inch more drop for a total of 2 inches in front. With the bolt gone is it bad for the suspension?

Back: Put in longer bolts and just loosened them till you got the right height to match the front. Was this a pain in the ass to adjust? I don't want to order the bolts on line, where can I but them at localy?
I'm pretty sure you can get the bolts at any hardware store, just make sure their "grade 8" bolts. They are gold in color and have six marks on the head. Grade 5 only has 3.
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I just lowered mine even more just 2 hours ago. I took out the front bolts all together
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WOW.....removing the bolts all together lowered my Z another 1/4 to 1/8 inch
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I'm pretty sure you can get the bolts at any hardware store, just make sure their "grade 8" bolts. They are gold in color and have six marks on the head. Grade 5 only has 3.
What about diameter and length?
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WOW.....removing the bolts all together lowered my Z another 1/4 to 1/8 inch
How much had you already cut off from the bushings? Did you give the car a few hard miles to "settle'?
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How much had you already cut off from the bushings? Did you give the car a few hard miles to "settle'?
Well the bushings were pretty much gone.....and yea, I gave it some hard miles.....

I think that my car just rides higher in the front than others...not sure why

I'll Probably be happy once I gets an 18/19" combo on
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I just took out the bolts in the front yesterday and put in the lowering bolts in the back. Now I can only get 2 fingers in between the tire and the fenders all around. It is really slammed.

What is a bit of a probelm is the bouncing. Do you guys have a problem with this?...especially in the rear.

Is there a solution to calming down the bounce?
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I just took out the bolts in the front yesterday and put in the lowering bolts in the back. Now I can only get 2 fingers in between the tire and the fenders all around. It is really slammed.

What is a bit of a probelm is the bouncing. Do you guys have a problem with this?...especially in the rear.

Is there a solution to calming down the bounce?
Lowering shocks or shocks that are a little more stiff, how many miles are on your present shocks? you might just need to get a set of new ones, that might settle things down a little for yah.
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ok then, I would sugest a stiffer set of shocks then or a set of lwering shocks which you migh have a hard time finding but they're out there for the C-5's.
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Like Bilsteins?
What if I only did Bilsteins in the rear?

The front doesn't have a bounce.
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Like Bilsteins?
What if I only did Bilsteins in the rear?

The front doesn't have a bounce.
Yes, that would definetly work!
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Sweeeeet.
Last night I raised the whole car up 1 inch and got rid of the bounce. I drive the freeway alot and a chick that I know hit her head on the roof from a really big bounce as I was hauling ass the other night.
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