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I really want to drop both front and rear of my car, but with the new wheels and 325's sticking out a little out back I'm having an issue. The tires hit the rear quarters on major dips so if I'm to lower it I would need to stiffen the rear suspension as well. I can live with a little rub, but I need to keep it at that, a LITTLE rub. My thoughts are to put GS fender flares on after I lower the car...but again, I've got to find a way to tighten the rear suspension to do so. I asked a similar question several weeks ago and learned that the longer bolt trick that everyone does will actually soften the suspension.

Any thoughts guys?
 

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Only ways I can think of to stiffen it up would be to install a stiffer rear leaf spring of convert to coil overs.

Now if all you want to do prevent the rubbing, you make yourself a set of bump stops that would limit the travel of the shocks.
 

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Lower it a half inch less?;)
 

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Only ways I can think of to stiffen it up would be to install a stiffer rear leaf spring of convert to coil overs.

Now if all you want to do prevent the rubbing, you make yourself a set of bump stops that would limit the travel of the shocks.

Ahhh, good idea...yea, that's all I want to do, just keep the tires from distroying the quarters. Anybody done this?
 

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Yep, they have factory bumpstops, unless the PO removed them. It's just a bolt hole, so I imagine you could find a longer bumpstop from another car at a junkyard, or maybe even at your local autoparts store. Unbolt the factory one, bolt in the new longer one. I wish I'd kept my old poly ones I had on my truck's front lower control arms. Those would probably be perfect for you...although the car is going to ride like hell if you are hitting those bumpstops often. I had two dips in my road that where killing me, so I removed mine and cut off part of the bumpstop mount (but kept it intact incase i need it later for some weird reason). Now it rides like a dream again! :cheers:
 

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Does the cars have bump-stops from the factory? If so, any suggestions on extending them?
There's probably another 1/4' or more of thread left (I just looked at an old picture I took). You should be able to make a spacer for the factory bumpstop and gain a little extra.

You can see the bumpstop in the top center of the picture:

 

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There's probably another 1/4' or more of thread left (I just looked at an old picture I took). You should be able to make a spacer for the factory bumpstop and gain a little extra.

You can see the bumpstop in the top center of the picture:

Awesome! Its amazing what you can find out by just asking on DC...thanks everyone for all the help. I think I AM going to look into just spacing the factory spacer down with washers or the like.
 

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Sorry for stealing the thread but,


WHAT THE HELL IS THAT TWISTED THING?!?!?!?!?! :surprised

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Sorry for stealing the thread but,


WHAT THE HELL IS THAT TWISTED THING?!?!?!?!?! :surprised

:devil:
Hahhahaa, that's my half-shaft after some... spirited driving.

 

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I was just about to ask, how'd you twist the half shaft like that without something else braking? :thud:
Full throttle, hit a bad dip in the road, tire left the ground came back down hard. Between the travel on the suspension the fast spinning tire grabbing pavement quickly... twist.
 
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