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Hey bud!billyhay said:I have some new wheels and tires on the way, now I want to lower it. I have the kit. Should I install the wedges? Is it lower with the wedges or without? What do I use to glue them on? Do I cut the outside (by the lower control arm) rubber off too?
Yes, you'll drop 3/4" to 1" by cutting the rubber off the lower control arm. The person that did it for me used a saws-all to slices through it and save time (it'd take quite a while with a hack saw). He left an 1/16" of rubber there then slathered it in white grease.
I understand that if you put in the wedges, it should go lower. But, I know some folks who put in the wedges, and it didn't go lower at all.
I think it has something to do with the valving of the shocks. If you have new "stiff" shocks, it seems the car won't drop as much because the shocks hold it up. With older shocks, the car seems to go lower.
I put Z51 shocks in my car about 6 weeks ago, and my car went UP 3/4 inch or so in the front, and about a 1/2 " in the back. CRAZY!
The BEST way to go low is to get a set of coil overs ($1000 for a set). Then, you can lower/raise the ride height all you want.