I lowered my Z06 for free also. GM has given room to lower the car about .5 with stock setup. I still want it lower so I'm going your route of cutting and installing the new kit in the spring.97redc5vette said:How do you lower it for free? And if you lower the rear only, do you still need to do the alignment?
:agree: I let Hawaiian Punch drive my car,he said "wow,that thing handles like a go-cart".It's the same at high speeds.TIKTGTR said:I removed my front bolts and shaved 1/3 off the rear bushings for the stance I was looking for! No wobbles or bouncing on cornering. Good luck on you lowering and you'll love it.:cheers:
I agree about the shocks,mine didn't even last 1 year.Theres only a couple places i can't go because of speed bumps.But i love it.Gives the car a totally different look.The rollers for the front help alot also.Bump stop can be dealt with also.:laughing: Never hit any bump-stop yet,i don't even see one in the front.The bump-steer kit is a must though....:buhbye:Just a word of warrning!!! Remember that if you go to low you will bottom out on the bumpstop and at worst the internals of the shock. Although the car may look cool, bottom out suspention in an emergency is not a good thing. You'll know if your to low if when in mid corner at moderat speed and your car bounce and wabbles
The tire diameter takes care of the difference front and rear.17" front tire 18" rear,doesn't matter what the "rake" is.Some even have 19" wheels all around,use a 30 series tire in the front and a 35 series tire in the back,it's about a half inch difference.Frame savers will get you over speed bumps.The car will scrape over tall bumps,but will scrape the frame savers instead of the body.Theres rollers for the front too.Heres my stance now.My car is a daily driver,and i don't have the rollers or the frame savers,i'm just careful and don't really run into to many speed bumps higher than 2 3/4",so thats were i set my stance,i have 2 3/4" between the ground and body..The second batch of pics is frame savers and rollers.debmwb said:How do you manage to get over inclines and speedbumps? Also, I've heard that you have to maintain the 1/2" difference between front and rear (front lower) to keep the active handling system happy. Damn,thats an old picture of my car above/and thread.Anyone heard or experienced different?
so the shocks will bottom out before the wheels will hit the body?moto one said:Just a word of warrning!!! Remember that if you go to low you will bottom out on the bumpstop and at worst the internals of the shock. Although the car may look cool, bottom out suspention in an emergency is not a good thing. You'll know if your to low if when in mid corner at moderat speed and your car bounce and wabbles.