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I must be slow or i'm just not understanding

what rubber do i cut off

is there one in the springs and is there one on the lower A arm


is there any pics of these

and as for the rear and these bolts where can i get them and what grade are they


ive also heard of Mad on here is this a store is there a link for this

and Nasty are you from Toronto if so where abouts would love to see your sweet car and see what you did up close seeing is better then confusing how to'sssss

sorry im new and sorry for asking so many ?????????

all Help is greatlyyyyy needed


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hi

im still looking for a link to what ever MAD is for parts and also ive read a few of your posts Patrick and im confused as to what you did .....did a search on lowering and found a few of your old posts on it i think at one time you were scratching your head too as where to go:cheers:

lmao hehehehe i do mean for info
 

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the rubber you cut off the springs are inside of brackets that are inboard on the spring.use or dont use wedges there.if you want the car really low,you cut the rubber(the ones inside the brackets)and dont put the wedges in.then if thats not low enough,you can go to each end of the spring.it sits in a 'pocket' on each lower control arm.theres a rubber pad in there,you can trim that pad on the bottom side where it contacts the control arm.
it makes alot more sense when you tear in there and see.its not hard,just takes time.
 

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hi and thanks

where can i find the lowering kit everyone is talking about like the bolts for the back and the wedges please for the front

thanks hawaii-5-lo
 

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i cant remember the mid america site madvet.com or something like that.:cool:
 

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Synn said:
I must be slow or i'm just not understanding

what rubber do i cut off

is there one in the springs and is there one on the lower A arm


is there any pics of these

and as for the rear and these bolts where can i get them and what grade are they


ive also heard of Mad on here is this a store is there a link for this

and Nasty are you from Toronto if so where abouts would love to see your sweet car and see what you did up close seeing is better then confusing how to'sssss

sorry im new and sorry for asking so many ?????????

all Help is greatlyyyyy needed


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Heres a "copy and Paste" instructions that I had writing out for a fellow member on another forum about a year ago, and also did this same just recently for another member about 2 weeks ago, so here you go, and I hope this will help you out........


It's so easy to do! Infact, the hardest thing to do is to cut the rubber off the spring.. that stuff on there is tuff!!
Unbolt the outer tie rod & sway bar, on both sides, losen the spring retainers which is holding the leaf spring to the frame of the car.
On either side that you what to start on first, get a block of wood ( 2 by 4 ) and a small floor jack will be fine, put the wood along with the jack under the spring closest to the a-arm, with out it being ON the a-arm it's self and slowly jack the spring up untill it's not resting on the lower a-arm ( about a 1/4 to an 1/2 inch off ) Disconect the ABS sensor thats located on the brake assembly, thats very important for you to do so!! ( if yours has one) remove the 2 bolts that are holding the shocks to the lower a-arm (they're located near the spring in the lower a-arm), unbolt the lower ball joint stud nut, you can use a two jaw puller or what I did was unscrew the nut untill it covered the end of the stud and with a hammer, tap on the top of the nut and not that hard or you'll ruin either the nut it's self or the stud or both. (try using a hard rubber mallet first)
Before doing this, find something to put under the wheel hub.. another block of wood would be fine just to stabilize it and it should come free with no problem!!
repeat this on the other side and let the presure off from the 2 by 4 and jack free and you should be able to slide the spring out from either side after you pull back at the wheel hub away little, the spring will slide out from the lower a-arm.
It will not come out all the way if the car is not jacked up high enough and it does not have to!! you just need to be able to slide the spring far enough to be able to reach the rubber mounts.
With a steak knife or I prefered a hack saw blade, saw off the rubber mounts and try not to cut into the spring it's self... take your time, don't rush!!.
Do this on both sides.
(Helpfull hint: while cutting the rubber off, lift up on the side that you started cutting at, at the same time you cutting away, the reason is that if you dont do this, the rubber will grab onto the knife/sawblade and you'll make very slow progress if any at all. The first side that I did without doing this took me about an hr and a half to cut, untill I lifted the rubber up off the blade thats sliding back and forth, the other side took 10 min to complete the job, big difference.)
This will give you the drop that your, I think looking for!!!
The wheels will be, depending on what size rims you've got, if your running stock 17's will be about an 1 inch to an 1 1/4 from the fender wells, and NO!! THEY WILL NOT RUB!!
You will have to of course hopefully with out saying, take the wheels off to do this job, and the ride is fine, just a little more stiff, and I do mean, A LITTLE!!
I hope this helps Aloha.
 

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Hey! :) Did all that make sense to you?? Basically, if you jack the front end up.. and place a jackstand under the spring you can lower the car which will raise the spring end from the lower control arm... basically i cut it off. BUT... i didnt do this with the spring in. I cut them off when i switched to ply bushings throughout and z07 springs so i just cut them before i put them back in.

Im in Mississauga, Dixie/401 area. i wouldnt mind showing you my car... thanxx for the comments too. if ya got any questions you can email me.. [email protected] or call me (647)228 3144 .. its Mike


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Hey! :) Did all that make sense to you?? Basically, if you jack the front end up.. and place a jackstand under the spring you can lower the car which will raise the spring end from the lower control arm... basically i cut it off. BUT... i didnt do this with the spring in. I cut them off when i switched to ply bushings throughout and z07 springs so i just cut them before i put them back in.

Im in Mississauga, Dixie/401 area. i wouldnt mind showing you my car... thanxx for the comments too. if ya got any questions you can email me.. [email protected] or call me (647)228 3144 .. its Mike


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I guess it made since to him....he lowerd it already, check out his thread and pictures.
 

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wups. its been a little since ive been on this site so i was jus trying to be over helpful cuz it was kinda directed at me :)

Glad it worked out for him :) :cheers:
 

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wups. its been a little since ive been on this site so i was jus trying to be over helpful cuz it was kinda directed at me :)

Glad it worked out for him :) :cheers:
Cool! I do want to appoligise though for stepping in on that conversation there about the lowering job.
I've, (for some reason) been doing a lot of car lowering for buddys laterly so I just wanted to be of some help, and you just reminded me that the subject was directed to you and Patrick.
So once again sorry for stepping on some toes here, and I'll be more awear of the titles next time.
See yah!!:thumbsup:
 

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Oh My ! youre not stepping on anyones toes!!!! Im glad you chimed in and lent a hand!! It was probably directed to me or patrick because he knew we lowered our cars...

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :thumbsup:
 

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Oh My ! youre not stepping on anyones toes!!!! Im glad you chimed in and lent a hand!! It was probably directed to me or patrick because he knew we lowered our cars...

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :thumbsup:
Cool! thanks for being so understanding, your a great guy!!!:cheers: :thumbsup:
 
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