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Old 11-12-2013, 04:02 PM   #26
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K buds, it's coming off first chance I get. I'm not taking corners like a drift guy as it is.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:50 PM   #27
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Ha...we talked him into it!! Lol, it's not my falt if you don't like it! Lol
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:50 PM   #28
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Ha maybe I need to drive someone else's car first.

Is your car lowered by the way Mike?
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:03 PM   #29
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Nope not at all, all stock suspension. I boxed my trailing arms and toe rods like old school.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:40 PM   #30
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Is your car looking like a 4x4 too, I'm 2.5 gap in the back, and 2.0 in the front. I only noticed it a few weeks ago at Byron when I was parked next to a bone stock 45th SS manual.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:24 PM   #31
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I don't think it sits up, but it is lower in the front for sure.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:47 PM   #32
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I'm at 30 inches rear and 28 1/4 inches front ground to fender, but the rear tire is 2" taller, so the front level is really equivalent to 29 1/4. Guess that puts me rear at 3/4" higher.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:02 PM   #33
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So BMR sells lowering springs, has a few options. One is 1.0 front and back, and another I think is 1.0 front, and 1.4 back.

My drag race brain says go 1.0/1.4 to level the car out and help with weight transfer.

Anyone disagree? And, if I do that will I have to run notched LCA's if I run 17's in back? And in the front, does lowering the car pull the tires closer to the struts? The area I wonder about is marked here in blue tape:



Rear gap, 2.5 or more:

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Old 11-20-2013, 02:39 PM   #34
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So BMR sells lowering springs, has a few options. One is 1.0 front and back, and another I think is 1.0 front, and 1.4 back.

My drag race brain says go 1.0/1.4 to level the car out and help with weight transfer.

Anyone disagree? And, if I do that will I have to run notched LCA's if I run 17's in back? And in the front, does lowering the car pull the tires closer to the struts? The area I wonder about is marked here in blue tape:



Rear gap, 2.5 or more:

We offer the 1" lowering springs (SP019), 1.4" lowering springs (SP022), and the split drop 1.4" front/1" rear lowering springs (SP025). We don't offer a kit with the 1" springs in the front and 1.4" springs in the back but we can do that for you if you would really like. I honestly don't think the difference in weight transfer between our different lowering spring options would be noticeable in feel or through 60ft times. I would probably recommend our 1" lowering springs because it will give you a nice lowered, level stance without sacrificing too much ground clearance or performance.

If you are wanting to run a 17" drag wheel in the back your best bet would be to use either our TCA028 or TCA029 lower control arms depending on your setup. Since you are planning on lowering the car I would more than likely recommend using our BMR non-adjustable lower control arms (TCA028) which are actually shorter than the factory lower control arms and will allow you to get real close to 0 camber which is ideal for drag racing. The one downfall to using these lower control arms would be that you need to use adjustable toe rods to get the desired alignment specs out of the car.

Since you are mainly drag racing with the car you won't be running a crazy negative camber on the front of the car so you won't have to worry about the tire rubbing on the strut.

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Old 11-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #35
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Thanks Kyle.

Can you share a side shot of Al's red Camaro, it has a nice stance. My car is 2.5 in back and 2.0 in the front. So if I do 1.0 front/back it's still racked no?
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:29 AM   #36
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Thanks Kyle.

Can you share a side shot of Al's red Camaro, it has a nice stance. My car is 2.5 in back and 2.0 in the front. So if I do 1.0 front/back it's still racked no?
Not a problem.

If you do our 1" lowering springs it will still have a little raked look to it but it won't be super noticeable. Like I said measurement-wise doing the 1" front and 1.4" rear springs will put you as level as you probably can get with lowering springs I just really haven't had anybody run that setup so I don't have any pictures to go off.

Our car has gone through so many different combinations and ride heights that I am not sure which is which but here are a few pictures of our car.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:35 AM   #37
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Thanks Kyle. Pic #1 looks cool but not practical for me probably Probably something like the pic where it's on slicks.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:49 PM   #38
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I can tell its not there if I push a turn a bit harder, but nothing that would make me reinstall it. Putting aroun town I can't even tell.
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its def worth takin it off if u like straight line stuff. i can tell a big diff on the front end lift onmine
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:19 PM   #39
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John PM your e-mail and I will send you over a folder full of images with our lowering springs installed on Camaros so you can get an idea of what yours would look like.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:32 PM   #40
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Yeah I was surprised when someone said they couldn't notice a difference without a front sway bar lol

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Mine has been off over 6 month now helps at the track and can't feel much difference on the highway. Put the sway bar in the scrap pile.
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