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Old 11-17-2018, 12:11 AM   #91
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first let me state,
congrats on accomplishing what you set out to do...lower the corvettes stance marginally, obviously it took some though and effort!

ow a simple question
WHY?
the reason I ask is that yes its obvious it makes the cars stance slightly more aggressive.
BUT, having track raced corvettes for decades,and driven some serious high performance cars including several 500 hp plus corvettes, Ive never found it helped handling as much as stiffer springs , correctly matched sway bars and shocks front and rear, bigger brakes and specifically selected wheels and tires, and heres the big issue GROUND CLEARANCE under the corvette,, anyone who has ever, closely looked at a corvette with a driver seated in it with a full tank of fuel, should be aware that theres very limited oil pan, transmission and k frame to road surface clearance., all it takes to cause significant damage is a speed bump drive way drainage curb or raised manhole cover.


IF YOU DON,T THINK OIL PANS AND FRAMES HIT SPEED BUMPS WHERE ARE ALL THE GROOVES IN THE CONCRETE come FROM??
if your un-aware, most aftermarket oil pans, for engines and transmissions, with increased capacity tend to extend up to an inch or a bit more even lower than the stock components,
most exhaust headers, extend an inch or so lower, further reducing ground clearance.
most c4 corvettes have less than 4" of ground clearance to begin with, reducing it further can potentially cause issues you might not have thought about
many corvettes could not drive over a common speed bump or clear the all too common badly installed manhole cover.

Congrats on "Get off my lawn"ing an 11 year old thread...
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:41 AM   #92
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yeah its an older thread... but the facts don,t change due to the threads age.
and most people reading the threads are far more concerned with the content than the threads age, especially if they are researching lowering their corvette in this case.
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If you do not own a C4 Convertible and the Giant X Brace intact lowering a C4 will make it instant prone to Fiberglass floor pan damage.
The X Brace acts as a Crash debris skid plate to protect the floor pans.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:52 AM   #94
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Pics?

I could be blind or just stoopid, but I don't see no stinkin' pics!
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I could be blind or just stoopid, but I don't see no stinkin' pics!
Not only you, man
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:17 AM   #96
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I see the link to imageshack when I quote the post.

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Old 08-04-2019, 12:02 PM   #97
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I could be blind or just stoopid, but I don't see no stinkin' pics!
Well dang man, the thread is 12 years old.
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Well dang man, the thread is 12 years old.
then my car was only 18 when it was posted. That in no way affects relevance.
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