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Old 01-29-2017, 12:33 PM   #1
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Is there a way to get a little bit lower with the stock SS suspension?

I'm curious if there are any little tips and tricks to get just a little bit of lowering out of the stock suspension?

I know that sounds a bit odd. But I'm already about 1/2" lower up front because I've got a big Kenne Bell supercharger up front that adds about 100lbs. I'm about 1/4" lower in the rear because I've got a heavy ZL1 differential that I put in.

So if I could find a way to get another 1/2" somehow, I'd probably be pretty happy. I know about drop spring and coilovers (good and bad). But I'm curious if there is any adjustability at all with the stock suspension?

The only thing I've come across so far that might help a bit is to "clock" or "time" the suspension bushings. Are there any other tricks?
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Old 01-29-2017, 12:52 PM   #2
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Cut the spring lol. Like the low budget lowriders from back in the day
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Old 01-29-2017, 01:41 PM   #3
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I'm curious if there are any little tips and tricks to get just a little bit of lowering out of the stock suspension?

I know that sounds a bit odd. But I'm already about 1/2" lower up front because I've got a big Kenne Bell supercharger up front that adds about 100lbs. I'm about 1/4" lower in the rear because I've got a heavy ZL1 differential that I put in.

So if I could find a way to get another 1/2" somehow, I'd probably be pretty happy. I know about drop spring and coilovers (good and bad). But I'm curious if there is any adjustability at all with the stock suspension?

The only thing I've come across so far that might help a bit is to "clock" or "time" the suspension bushings. Are there any other tricks?

The ZL1 diff would not lower your car from its weight as it is below the springs. Think about it.
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Old 01-29-2017, 02:10 PM   #4
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The ZL1 diff would not lower your car from its weight as it is below the springs. Think about it.
It's an independent rear suspension...not a live axle. And the diff bolts to the subframe. So the weight of the diff absolutely hangs on the suspension and factors in.

In a live rear axle set up...absolutely the diff weight doesn't mean anything in terms of suspension load. For an IRS set up, it does.
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Old 01-29-2017, 02:54 PM   #5
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I stand corrected. Your right I was thinking about a complete diff/axle combo. Sorry about that.
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Old 01-29-2017, 03:59 PM   #6
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I stand corrected. Your right I was thinking about a complete diff/axle combo. Sorry about that.
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