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Old 02-02-2006, 06:26 PM   #106
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MINES DOWN, took like 20 minutes each side. I had a stripped bolt head, buti got it. No sweat. The car gets lotsa looks, and rides a hundred times better. I had the alignment done and im stoked. I used a kit from West coast for the back, and took the front out all together.. So i scrape a little.. Oh well..
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:27 PM   #107
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in case anyone cares, the bolts are 14mm coarse.
JUST PULL 'EM....
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:39 PM   #108
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F45?

I want to do the same...
But I have a F45 suspension, is it safe to lower it?
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Just lowered mine Thanks for the info.

Allthough i dont recomend undoing the a-arm , i started to on mine only to find out it was more hassel then what it was worth. I just un-did the shocks and thats it. Didnt even take off the swaybar.



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Okay, I know in your instructions it says the bolts up front are "reverse" thread, so to remove them turn them counter clockwise. Well, that doesn't make sence. Turning a "standard" bolt counter clockwise will loosen it, if it were "reverse" then turning it clockwise would loosen it. Am I right? I tried to take out my bolts last night and I was not successful. Also, what size sockets did you guys use for that bolt head. I found that 10mm seemed to be the best fit, but I still stripped the bold head with it. Any help on removing this EFFIN bolt is appreciated!
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I lowered my car all the way on the stock bolts today and its still too dang high! Where can I get the longer bolts from? And are the longer bolts just for the rear? If so, what do I do to even the front out with the newly slammed rear?

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I lowered my car all the way on the stock bolts today and its still too dang high! Where can I get the longer bolts from? And are the longer bolts just for the rear? If so, what do I do to even the front out with the newly slammed rear?

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You can buy the bolts for the C6 and use them to get it lower. But If I were you I would get the Pfadt suspension and get that puppy to the ground without sacrificing any handling. As a matter of fact, you will increase handling
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You can buy the bolts for the C6 and use them to get it lower. But If I were you I would get the Pfadt suspension and get that puppy to the ground without sacrificing any handling. As a matter of fact, you will increase handling
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What was everyone doing/using b4 the c6 came about?
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Just take the existing bolt out of the rear and take it to any hardware store. Find the same thread with a grade 7 bolt and just get one a couple inches longer! It's very easy to locate that bolt. As for the front, I would suggest removing the bolt all together to get it a bit lower. If that still isn't low enough after removing the bolt.....then it loos like your a great candidate for some pfadt goodies!! good luck bro!
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Just take the existing bolt out of the rear and take it to any hardware store. Find the same thread with a grade 7 bolt and just get one a couple inches longer! It's very easy to locate that bolt. As for the front, I would suggest removing the bolt all together to get it a bit lower. If that still isn't low enough after removing the bolt.....then it loos like your a great candidate for some pfadt goodies!! good luck bro!
So removing that front bolt all together isnt gonna mess anything up, or fall apart? How much lower do u think it will make it by removing that front bolt?
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Well, I know of people that have done it two different ways. Some people like to spray some sort of protectant on the lower A-arm to protect it from wear since the spring will be riding directly on it. You can use anything like a spray type truck bed protectant or a rubber compound, etc. On the other hand, I have my bolts removed completely with no protection and I have had zero trouble with it. It's really up to you, I think it's fine without protection though. I'm sure there are quite a few people on here that are using the same method.

Also, you might get an additional 1/4" of lowering out of it. It doesn't sound significant, but it will be noticeable.
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This is the one I just sold, it was lowered when I bought it, I want my Z that low... how in the world did he get it down there? LOL



This is the new Z, already lowered on the stock bolts as far as they can go, I guess I will buy some one inch longer bolts for the rear and remove the fronts completely. Sound about right?
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You can use the WCC C6 lowering kit to lower the front same size bolt and thread pitch as the C5 that way you dont have to cut the bushing or remove it I did mine works great. Lower is better

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