Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums -
SDTW Custom Wheels & Tires
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - > Other Generations > 3rd Generation Camaros

Thread Tools
Old 03-04-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
Drives: 1985 Z28
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lansing
Posts: 20
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?
gallar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
Drives: 89 RS/99 GTP/1SS soon
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chicago/Phoenix
Posts: 238
Just the lowering springs are needed for ride height. If you want better ride quality than good struts front and shocks rear are needed.
99b4c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 05:33 PM   #3
Truth Enforcer
CamaroSpike23's Avatar
Drives: anything I can get my hands on
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: anywhere and everywhere
Posts: 22,825
Send a message via Yahoo to CamaroSpike23
Originally Posted by 99b4c View Post
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.
Never race anything you can't afford to light on fire and push off a cliff
A group as a whole tends to be smarter than the smartest person in that group until one jackass convinces everyone otherwise.
Originally Posted by BowtieGuy View Post
Nobody makes CamaroSpike happy. You just disgust him a little less than other people.

Originally Posted by WheelmanSS View Post
Post count is truly an accurate measure of how cool someone is on the Internet.
Originally Posted by Greg Norris View Post
I piss excellence
and fart awesomeness
"You can think I'm wrong, but that's no reason to quit thinking.”
Originally Posted by Overflow View Post
But not all people were born awesome like you, Spike.
CamaroSpike23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 02:55 AM   #4
r.i.p.01slpss's Avatar
Drives: 01 camaro ss (R.I.P) 92 RS
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: S.L.C. Utah
Posts: 105
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.
r.i.p.01slpss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 08:44 AM   #5
Drives: Maruti 800
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Delhi,Newdelhi
Posts: 11

This is one of my favorite forum. I would say, thanks for providing this useful information. I, must appreciate the tools provided by you. Please keep updating me.

CSK001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 05:46 PM   #6
BlueZee28's Avatar
Drives: 1991 Z28 convertible
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: St Charles, MO
Posts: 136
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:

<>< Nick <><

LSX Powered

For More Pics Click:
BlueZee28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2015, 11:27 PM   #7
Drives: 2011 1LT 6spd Camaro, 1983 trans am
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Kitchener
Posts: 5
Hey everyone!

I have an 87 Trans am with eibach sportline springs and kyb gr2 struts in the front and same shocks in the back. Looks the same as the camaro in the post above. Almost ashamed to say it rides better than my 2011 RS. Other than the fact of the draw backs of the solid axel in the back
'11RedJewlRS is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4th gen, 5th gen poll TonytheTiger 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 29 12-12-2008 12:13 AM
Condensation in late 4th gen headlights? MAC 4th Generation Camaros 27 06-30-2008 02:53 PM
4th Gen General Questions selil 4th Generation Camaros 8 04-04-2008 08:30 PM
If the El Camaro makes it to production.... Silverado General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 8 02-21-2008 11:17 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.