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Old 09-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Why is my front end so lifted?

Hey everyone,

Ever since I got my zl1 I've been hating how much my front end is lifted. It looks stupid. I saw 4 zl1 on the road and their front end is not as high as mine, I asked 3 of them if they installed springs and they all said it is stock. One of the guys asked if I bought it brand new and then he mentioned something about spacers on the springs that makes them that high? I couldn't get more info because the light went green and we couldn't talk. Can anyone tell me why my zl1 looks like this? Brand new 2013 off the lot.

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Old 09-14-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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Looks like your dealer forgot to remove the spacers on the front springs when they did the PDI. They are there so front doesn't scrape when being loaded and unloaded in the shipping process. Take it back and have them remove the spacers.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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The zl1 ships with a yellow spacer in each front spring. If they are not in your glove compartment they are likely still on our car. Go back to the dealer to get them removed and then tell us which knucklehead dealer you got your car from!
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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Check for yellow spacers on your front shocks by hey are supposed to be removed by the dealer and out in the glovebox in case you need to get put on a lift
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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Take a look at your springs, and see if the spacers are still in there. Mine were removed, and left in the glove box before I bought the car. They were yellow (not sure if they are all the same color).
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #6
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Looks like your dealer forgot to remove the spacers on the front springs when they did the PDI. They are there so front doesn't scrape when being loaded and unloaded in the shipping process. Take it back and have them remove the spacers.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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Look between the fender and tire if there is a yellow spacer in the springs you need to take it back to the dealer and have them removed. Also make sure that they did the right prep work on your zl1. Some dealers just don't get that the zl1 is not like the other Camaros. Make sure you get the spacers back they go in the glove box. Just in case you need them for towing.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #8
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It's unanimous. Lol
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #9
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Front end lifted? That happens to my husband when I walk by naked.

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Old 09-14-2013, 03:17 PM   #10
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Oh shit.... Is this a serious issue to drive around like that? They have been on for 980 miles now... I am sure that's the case then..... Off to the dealer it goes!! Thank you for all the quick responses!!

Ps: don't worry this dealership is really far from you guys..... In Dubai :p
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:42 PM   #11
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:48 PM   #12
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:17 PM   #13
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Did anyone mention the spring spacers might not have been removed??????
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:30 PM   #14
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Did anyone mention the spring spacers might not have been removed??????
No not at all, there should be some yellow spacers in the springs that should have been removed. Hopefully they have seen enough of them in Dubai so they know what you are talking about.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:43 PM   #15
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BTW, the spacers are there to purposely lift the front of the car up a bit to create enough ground clearance when loading and unloading from a car hauler or flatbed.

They're meant to be kept in the glove box in case you break down and you have to have your car loaded onto a trailer.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:55 PM   #16
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Did anyone mention the spring spacers might not have been removed??????
I don't think they have yet.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:55 PM   #17
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:02 PM   #18
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Checked today. Spacers are on. Called the service manager and he was "outraged" that this was overlooked........ Yea right.... Lol going in this week to Remove it.

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Old 09-15-2013, 03:07 PM   #19
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Your ZL1 was just waving to everyone...glad it was a simple fix.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:31 PM   #20
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just jack it up and pull them out yourself takes 2 min. i had to take mine out as i had it shipped enclosed from a dealer out of state and they had to put them in to load it with out damaging the car. literally took 2 minutes to get them out. took me longer to get the jack out of the garage
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:46 AM   #21
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First time i've seen a pic of them installed. Looks like they raise the front end a good amount and actually do what they are designed to do, nice.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:06 PM   #22
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