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#1060366 - 01/03/19 06:05 AM lowering vehicle  
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I have my new rims on. 17 x 7 225/45/17. The tires look close to low profile. I need to drop the car 2 inches and it will look great. 225/55 would be nice on the back I think even with the 2 inch drop. What is the best bang for the buck suspension springs or package. I have seen a few that look interesting. Let me know your thoughts. Keep in mind the vehicle could hand a little better. Its not terrible but needs some tightening up.

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#1060372 - 01/04/19 02:15 AM Re: lowering vehicle [Re: Nate1976]  
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My advice is to check with SickSpeedMonte(Bernie Duplan) the car on the opening page is his and he'll be able to give you some tips, good luck!!


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#1060375 - 01/04/19 02:25 PM Re: lowering vehicle [Re: Nate1976]  
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Lowering looks good but there are consequences, you will have problems with driveways, tire rubs and rough ride due to lack of suspension travel. You also may not be able to slide a floor jack under the car.
If you have loose handling now, you should check the wear of the ball joints, control arm bushings, steering linkage and tie rods for wear.
I went with 2" drop spindles since it retains full suspension travel.


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#1060380 - 01/04/19 08:27 PM Re: lowering vehicle [Re: Nate1976]  
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I use UMI 2" lowering springs front and back with shorter shocks. I suspect I will go coil-overs next because I just can't help it.


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#1060401 - 01/10/19 02:27 AM Re: lowering vehicle [Re: Nate1976]  
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Upflying thanks for the info. From the research I have done that is the way to go. It gets a little confusing for the rear end. It looks like a 2 inch lowering spring for the rear is the only way option. Is this your take? Also what shocks does everybody recommend? If I get adjustable will it all me to adjust the distance even more?


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