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Old 10-19-2006, 12:24 PM   #121
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Thanks for the links!
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Old 10-23-2006, 06:51 AM   #122
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Wow great info for the C6 trick.

You just saved me awhole lot of trouble. This weekend i went to lower the front of my vette more ( remove the rubber bushing on the front bolts) Well i tried to do it the lazy man way. I know for a fact if you dont disconnect the sway bar and shock you will not have enough clearence to pry up the spring and pull out the bolt. It OH SO DAMN close but just not enough. No worries i was carefull in all aspects of bodily harm and leaf spring harm.

There would be deffinatly enough clearence in as somone noted. IF you undo the shock and sway bar and jack up the leaf spring then pry on it alittle. Can remove the bolt with no problem.

So anyhow i been going through all my parts catalog's trying to find C5 front bolts so i can cut the bushing off and do away with my old ones. With the c6 trick no need. Thanks again


Oh FYI ,, using a flame to melt the bushings dont work lol. Those puppies are fire proof. I had the bolt with bushings weight free. Tried to propane the bushings off hopeing the melt right off. Negative.

Im thinking of getting blistens all the way around and hell with hit while its in the shop i get them to through in the C6 bolts. I need to slam the front half to a inch more. Then raise the back half a inch and i should have a great car stance. Thanks all for the help and tips.
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Question for you guys. I just lowered my front by taking the bolts compleatly out. Is it normal to have this much negative camber after removing? Will there be enough adjustment to get it back, when i take it for alignment? Here is a picture to give you a idea of what im seeing. Back bolts are on the way.

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Question for you guys. I just lowered my front by taking the bolts compleatly out. Is it normal to have this much negative camber after removing? Will there be enough adjustment to get it back, when i take it for alignment? Here is a picture to give you a idea of what im seeing. Back bolts are on the way.

Yep it'll line back up striaght as before,, I have had several c-5 owners ask the same question and take they're car in and have it line back up easily.
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Thanks for the quick response. The drivers side seemed to be a little more In than the passenger side. As soon as the bolts show up, I'm putting them in. I wiil give it a week to settle, and of to the shop it goes. Thanks
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Thanks for the quick response. The drivers side seemed to be a little more In than the passenger side. As soon as the bolts show up, I'm putting them in. I wiil give it a week to settle, and of to the shop it goes. Thanks
no problem and your car looks great!
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I can't lower mine anymore even though I have the little wheels underneath. The LT's scrape as it is but here is a pic of mine lowered on the 19/20 Cray Combo.
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I forgot to mention that there's a rubber stop on each end of the rear half shaft asymbly, you can trim that down and it'll smoothin out the ride without having to raise up the car, the bumbby feel your having is becuase of those stops bottoming out on the fram and half shafts asymbly.


Hey Hawaian Punch I'm try to figure out where these stops are, but im having problems finding them. I'm looking at both end of the half shaft, just don't know exactly what im looking at I guess. Can you help ? Here she is all the way down. I like it Thanks

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Hey Hawaian Punch I'm try to figure out where these stops are, but im having problems finding them. I'm looking at both end of the half shaft, just don't know exactly what im looking at I guess. Can you help ? Here she is all the way down. I like it Thanks

Niccccccccccccccccce! Ieeeeeeeeeeeee like it!!

I need a little bit more detail of what your asking if you dont mind, when you say "half shaft" thats out back at the rear end, the half shafts is in replace of the average cars rear end.

if it would be any easier or if you need an answer right away give me a call (808) 348-1183 ask for Kalani (rythms with salami I guess lol)
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Hey bro...nice ride man.
Hawaiian Punch asked me to reply to you.Not sure if your hearing a noise,or feeling a sensation.Your car is almost as low as mine was...you can take the front down even more if you want,PM me if you want to do this.I had to remove my air dam the car was so low,or it would be dragging constantly.There are no bump stops in the back,i think you might be feeling the shocks bottoming out,or maybe the inner tire rubbing,not sure what tires and rim backspace you have,or maybe something is loose and not even related to the drop.I had to crawl over bumps,if i tried at say,2 miles per hour,the back would drop/bounce and i could feel the shocks bottom out.The funny thing,is at 150mph,i didn't notice this happening and the car was rock solid.You might want to get some adjustable sway bar end links and put the sway bar back to it's origanal geometry.My car was like this for 4+ years.
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Hey what im feeling is the shock bottoming out your right. Is there a fix? lowering shocks or something other than coilovers. Is it very hard on the car being this low? I'm going for my alighnment today. Thanks
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Hey what im feeling is the shock bottoming out your right. Is there a fix? lowering shocks or something other than coilovers. Is it very hard on the car being this low? I'm going for my alighnment today. Thanks

Switch to Bilstein sport schocks, they are shorter...

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My car is pretty low and it never bottoms out, I have the Bilstein sports. But damn I am worried about going down as low as you guys..I already scrape the bottom out wheels all the time.
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Nice. Thx this is great
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