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Old 03-25-2014, 06:27 AM   #1
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Lowering Springs

I have a 2011 2SS/RS with the dealer installed 21" wheels/tires (245 front and 275 rear). I want to lower the car about 1" front and 1.5" rear to get the car to sit level. Anyone see any issues with this combo? Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:21 AM   #2
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The only issue would be finding a set of springs with those specs. The closest thing I am aware of would be to buy a set of BMR 1 inch front springs and their 1.4 inch rear springs separately. I think that might over shoot leveling it off though, especially if you ever have rear seat passengers or anything in your trunk.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:25 AM   #3
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Forget the springs, get coilovers.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:31 AM   #4
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The only issue would be finding a set of springs with those specs. The closest thing I am aware of would be to buy a set of BMR 1 inch front springs and their 1.4 inch rear springs separately. I think that might over shoot leveling it off though, especially if you ever have rear seat passengers or anything in your trunk.
Right now I measure 4.5" from the tire rim to the fenderwell on the front and 5.0" on the back so if the springs are accurate as stated it will still be ever so slightly higher in the back. Won't often be anyone in the back so that is not too much of a concern to me. More concerned whether the 21"s will cause rubbing issues... Seems like the guys with the 20's don't have much, if any, problem with rubbing.
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Forget the springs, get coilovers.
That would certainly be the best way to go!
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:34 AM   #6
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Forget the springs, get coilovers.
That would be the best way to handle it.

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Right now I measure 4.5" from the tire rim to the fenderwell on the front and 5.0" on the back so if the springs are accurate as stated it will still be ever so slightly higher in the back. Won't often be anyone in the back so that is not too much of a concern to me. More concerned whether the 21"s will cause rubbing issues... Seems like the guys with the 20's don't have much, if any, problem with rubbing.
They shouldn't. We have customers running lowered cars on 22s with no issues.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:26 AM   #7
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You will not have any problems on factory wheels. It's only when you go with aggressive offsets and/or wide wheels and tires that you will run into issues when lowering. I suggest going with the BMR split drop 1" F 1.4" R for what you are trying to do, or coilovers; that way you can set the height exactly where you want it.

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Old 03-25-2014, 01:22 PM   #8
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You can check out our springs here:

http://www.lsrperformance.com/lsr-co...g-springs.html

LSR's Competition Lowering Springs will lower your Camaro 1 inch in the front and 1 1/4 inches in the rear for a more level ride height and better weight distribution. These springs are a direct replacement for the factory springs.

Improved shocks and struts are recommended to maximize performance and ride quality.

As long as the wheels are the correct offset, there should not be an issue.

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Old 03-25-2014, 03:30 PM   #9
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Thank you Gentlemen! Now I just need to decide on springs or coilovers...
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