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Old 03-04-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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Lowering my third gen questions

Hey guys new to the site. Im 19 and have redone my 85 Z28 over the last 6 years. I have been looking at lowering the front between 1 and 2 inches. Does anyone know if i need knew shocks or can i just get the springs and will there be any mods necessary to the fender wells? Any other input?
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
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Just the lowering springs are needed for ride height. If you want better ride quality than good struts front and shocks rear are needed.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:33 PM   #3
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Just the lowering springs are needed for ride height. If you want better ride quality than good struts front and shocks rear are needed.
if you dont want to blow the shocks and only be riding on the springs, you need to replace them.

you really need re-valved shocks if you are going to be lowering the vehicle. i'll be back for this in a minute.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:55 AM   #4
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Chances are that even though you shouldn't need new struts for the lowering, you'll find you need new struts anyway due to age, wear etc. unless you know they've been replaced somewhat recently.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:44 AM   #5
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:46 PM   #6
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If you're going to lower the front you might as well lower the back as well. The car is going to ride funny if you put aftermarket springs up front and not the back. The old worn out, saggy springs in the back are going to feel more loose than the front. And please don't cut the stock springs. When springs are made they are manufactured to give the optimal ride at a particular height. Cutting them throws the whole geometric equation off and it rides like poo. Whey don't you just get a set of Hotchkis lowering springs, which will lower it approximately 1.5" front and back. Here's how they look on my car:

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