Lowering the C5 - A Step by Step Walkthrough - Page 7 - Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums
 
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums > C5 Corvette Forums > C5 Corvette - General Discussion
Register Forums Garage Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance Advertise

Notices

C5 Corvette - General Discussion General | Technical | Performance | Aftermarket | Discussions

Other sections:
Corvettes Classifieds
Corvette Detailing & Car Care
Corvette Audio/Video/Radar
General Automotive/Shop/Tools
Corvette Performance Driving/Racing

Shops/Tuners
Custom Image Corvettes
A&A Corvette
Corvette tuner

Interior
Corvette aftermarket products

Insurance



Parts & Products
Race Ramps
Edelbrock
ATI/Procharger
Corvetteguys.com
Melrose Motorsports
Parts Taxi
Airaid
Pfadt Racing
Madvette Motorsports
Hi-tech Custom Concepts
Corvette Garage
Corvette Parts and Accessories
Corvette Car Care Products
Corvette HID

Tracks/Schools
Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Corvette driving school

Wheels/Tires
Cray Wheels

Services
BADWERKS.com
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-26-2005, 10:49 AM   #91
BOOPSC5
 
Posts: 708
Member #28050
Member since: Jan 2005

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I found the screws at Corvettes of Houston.
BOOPSC5 is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-26-2005, 02:38 PM   #92
darcas
DC Crew
 
darcas's Avatar
 
Posts: 65
Member #12285
Member since: May 2004
Location: toronto/on/canada

My Corvette(s)
2004 black Z06

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
settling

When I lowered mine it came down 1.5 inches, only .75 at first then the next day I measured another .75 so it took a while to settle. I have the bilstein HD's.
darcas is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-26-2005, 09:28 PM   #93
BOOPSC5
 
Posts: 708
Member #28050
Member since: Jan 2005

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Done deal! Drop is finished. It looks great with the Z07 wheels.


Last edited by BOOPSC5; 08-27-2005 at 09:06 AM.
BOOPSC5 is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-27-2005, 08:17 AM   #94
MSG C5
DC Crew
 
MSG C5's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,409
Member #33886
Member since: May 2005

My Corvette(s)
2004 Convertible

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by gairno
Here's a better picture of my car now that it's lower. Still running 17" front and 18 rear. The one thing that helped lower mine was adding a 85lb Supercharger to it. I love the way the car rides.

That is one fine ride!
MSG C5 is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-27-2005, 09:33 AM   #95
alphahunter
DC Crew
 
alphahunter's Avatar
 
Posts: 319
Member #23620
Member since: Dec 2004
Location: USA

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What lowering kit did you use and how low?
Thanks,
alphahunter is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-27-2005, 09:38 AM   #96
BOOPSC5
 
Posts: 708
Member #28050
Member since: Jan 2005

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by alphahunter
What lowering kit did you use and how low?
Thanks,
I didn't take pre-measurements.

Rear:
I used the extended bolts on the rear. I ran the nuts all the way down,
then backed them off two turns.

Front:
Backed off screw 100%. It gave me just what I was looking for.


Thanks!
BOOPSC5 is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2005, 07:59 PM   #97
SALEENNOTCH
DC Crew
 
SALEENNOTCH's Avatar
 
Posts: 532
Member #41315
Member since: Dec 2005
Location: Summerville, South Carolina!

My Corvette(s)
C5 2002 SC 383

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lowering

That seems easy to me, do you recommend a kit or do you have bolt sizes and or lenghts for me to aqure them. I am a former FORD guy, and i just got my C5 and want to bring her down a little. I have 18" all the way around.

thanks, Eric
SALEENNOTCH is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2005, 08:03 PM   #98
Vette1171
The Video Man
 
Vette1171's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,229
Member #1230
Member since: Jun 2003
Location: Allen, Texas

My Corvette(s)
2003 Blk/Blk Z06 Tuned by 21stCenturyMuscleCar

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Lowering

Quote:
Originally posted by SALEENNOTCH
That seems easy to me, do you recommend a kit or do you have bolt sizes and or lenghts for me to aqure them. I am a former FORD guy, and i just got my C5 and want to bring her down a little. I have 18" all the way around.

thanks, Eric
All you need are two 7" long, grade 8 bolts for the rear. The front....well...the first page explains that.

Vette1171 is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
If a cop asks....it's stock!
Old 01-02-2006, 01:59 PM   #99
Red Tide
 
Posts: 170
Member #36105
Member since: Jun 2005

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Lowering the C5 [Tutorial]

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Vette1171


(Be careful not to damage the leaf spring by using a small piece of wood to protect it)



Plan on lowering the vette tomarrow using the trusty lowering bolt method. I dont , however, plan on cutting the bushings. Just was curious in the above pics, is THAT the bolt that you have to loosen to adjust the height?
Red Tide is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2006, 02:13 PM   #100
MORLOK
Avatar King
 
MORLOK's Avatar
 
Posts: 996
Member #36363
Member since: Jul 2005
Location: Bismarck, ND

My Corvette(s)
2001 BLk/BLk Coupe

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I thought you could lower a C5 by just backing off the stock bolts.

If I only did that and didnt cut the bushings up front would I still need an alignment??

An alignment is the only thing keeping me from lowering my vette. It drives perfect now, and the only place I would trust to align my vette is 50 minutes away.
MORLOK is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight" - Proverbs 3:5-6



"Always proclaim the gospel. If necessary, use words" - St. Francis of Assisi
Old 01-02-2006, 03:06 PM   #101
darcas
DC Crew
 
darcas's Avatar
 
Posts: 65
Member #12285
Member since: May 2004
Location: toronto/on/canada

My Corvette(s)
2004 black Z06

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lowering alignment

You do need an alignment after, you don't need to cut bushings to get a good drop, just back the bolts out 'till thare at the last thread,mine dropped 1.5" and I love the ride and handling,just be careful on lipped driveways.
darcas is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2006, 03:12 PM   #102
SALEENNOTCH
DC Crew
 
SALEENNOTCH's Avatar
 
Posts: 532
Member #41315
Member since: Dec 2005
Location: Summerville, South Carolina!

My Corvette(s)
C5 2002 SC 383

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
NICE DROPS

I ordered my bolts from WCC with a bushing, when it gets here, im doing mine. I hope its as easy as it looks. I would be phsych'd if it drops to a tire hug, this 4x4 look is killin me.
Thanks Guys!!!!
SALEENNOTCH is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2006, 06:15 PM   #103
SALEENNOTCH
DC Crew
 
SALEENNOTCH's Avatar
 
Posts: 532
Member #41315
Member since: Dec 2005
Location: Summerville, South Carolina!

My Corvette(s)
C5 2002 SC 383

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Help Help Help

GUYS THIS IS A SNAP TO DO, PROBLEM THOUGH...
SOME JACKASS GOT TO IT BEFORE ME. THE HEAD ON THE DRIVERS SIDE IS STRIPPED. THE PASSENGER SIDE WAS HAND TIGHT ALMOST. I NEED A THREAD PITCH SIZE SO I CAN PUT TWO NUTS ON THE DRIVERS AND SPIN IT TO LOCK, THEN OFF. NEED A SIZE AND PITCH..HELP???
ANYONE REMOVE A BOLT? CAN YOU RUN IT THROUGH A DIE AND SEE?
IM ALMOST DONE, THIS WAS SO EASY ITS NOT FUNNY. THEN THIS, AND THIS AINT FUNNY...UGH

EMAIL ME [email protected]
SALEENNOTCH is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2006, 01:23 AM   #104
T.M.
DC Crew
 
T.M.'s Avatar
 
Posts: 12,655
Member #1158
Member since: Jun 2003
Location: Honolulu-Hawaii

My Corvette(s)
Slammed 06 6 speed with some mods

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I removed the bolts from the front of mine.I'm at work now,bolts are at home,and won't be back to work until thurs,i don't have DSL at home right now,so you will have to wait unless someone else knows.

All the questions that you guy's are asking are in this thread,just have to suck it up and read the whole thing.

Last edited by T.M.; 01-17-2006 at 05:46 AM.
T.M. is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
06 6 speed manual. Z51 . Lemans blue/white stripes... Big ass Texas speed cam and valvetrain...Kooks longtubes / xpipe / Corsa /... Vararam.... underdriven pulley.. Electric water pump... Monster clutch..all done on jack stands at home Customs tunes.. 2 1/2 inch drop and dark ass tint
Old 01-17-2006, 05:47 PM   #105
Hootbhd
DC Crew
 
Hootbhd's Avatar
 
Posts: 589
Member #39081
Member since: Oct 2005
Location: Raleigh/NC

My Corvette(s)
Yellow/Black 2000 C5 Coupe

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
great post I needed this
Hootbhd is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (12 CHARACTERS MAXIMUM), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
City / State / Country?
Where you live
What kind of Corvette(s) do you own?
This field is not required.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caliper problem geno2552 C5 Corvette - General Discussion 27 06-08-2007 09:34 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:50 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003-2011, DigitalCorvettes.com - All Rights Reserved