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Old 07-05-2012, 05:53 PM   #26
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BMR, I know you guys know drag racing, do your lowering spring generally work okay with a car that gets drag raced a lot?
John, when you lower you increase negative camber which is not a desirable trait for drag racing. It can be corrected with adjustable lower arms or extended range eccentrics. As lowering coils come with an increase in spring rate weight transfer is reduced. Depending on your RWHP they may or may not be appropriate. In extreme high RWHP Camaros higher spring rates are required to keep the car from bouncing on and off the bumpstops.

What stage is your build in?
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:29 PM   #27
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I'm about to do a big round of bolt-ons. I've lowered past cars a bit before and still cut good 60's.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #28
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Ultimately a drop spring package isn't going to drastically effect your 60" times. Your alignment may need to be adjusted if you're really serious about drag racing and don't mind giving up just a little bit of handling capability... but if you're trying to get out of the hole effectively your driving technique is going to be a much bigger influence than lowering the car.

If you're really serious about drag racing we do offer dedicated drag race packages... but overall drop springs won't have a major effect unless you're a very serious racer.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #29
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I'm serious about drag racing but only want to go high 10's in this car.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #30
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I'm serious about drag racing but only want to go high 10's in this car.
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You can lower as discussed, but before you lower we should document your 60's, which I think you have. Then we start with known low banging fruit. We document those 60's and Then go at it with lowering coils. You should see the best result with OE height fronts and lowered rears.

I know you are a detail person and that is why I am thinking one step at a time. If you are willing to document your drag suspension setup I will support you build.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:13 PM   #31
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BMR, I know you guys know drag racing, do your lowering spring generally work okay with a car that gets drag raced a lot?
We have a considerable number of people who use our lowering springs and still drag race their car successfully. It all comes down to the setting the car up for the lowered ride height. John when you are ready for a set give me a call and I am sure Allan will let me work with you on it.

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Old 07-13-2012, 02:35 PM   #32
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What struts and shocks are you guys using with lowering springs? In my personal experience with my cars I have always found better performance and ride quality in coilovers.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:59 PM   #33
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I did H&R'S... they seem to be ok for now.. they actually ride really good, however i will look into coilovers sooner then later though..... just want the adjustability....
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