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Old 12-25-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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How low can you go

I'm wanting to lower my car but the lowest I have found is 1.5 from BMR is there lower or is that the safest
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:22 PM   #4
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I'm wanting to lower my car but the lowest I have found is 1.5 from BMR is there lower or is that the safest
You can get lower with coilovers, http://www.andysautosport.com/chevro...c01019019.html

Or you can drop it to the ground on bags
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:22 PM   #5
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:42 PM   #6
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If you go to low it can mess with your suspension.
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:51 PM   #7
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What is your budget?
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:57 PM   #8
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coilovers if you wanna go lower than springs and still be able to handle. Make sure you increase spring rates as you go lower so you don't bottom out.
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:37 PM   #9
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There is 2 inch drop springs which are what I am running.. The ride is the same as a 1.5 drop I just wanted it a little lower. If you are looking to go cheaper just replace your springs if you have a few thousand go with coils overs. Remember thou if you want to stick different rims an tire combos on go with 1.5 drop springs. It's cheap an easy to do..
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #10
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:05 PM   #11
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Imma run 305's when I wear these tires out and I don't want bags tho it looks good it's not for me

What company makes the 2" drop springs
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #12
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I want to say BMR made them I had to do a lot of looking around for them I bought them an a lot of other things all at once so I could be wrong. But I'm almost positive BMR made them. Now that being said the one thing I am running into is I am trying to put a 20x11 rim with 315's on the rear an I am unsure if it will fit or even a 20x10 305 as well. So if you want a for sure thing. Go with the 1.5 drop an that way you can put a 305 or 315.. Or you can get that extra half inch like me an be in the same boat lol. Let me know what ya do if you go for 2 or not I wanna know what you manage to fit under there.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #13
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #14
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If you want to go lower than an inch you really need to consider coilovers. More than an inch will take the shocks and struts out of there normal travel range during normal driving and result in poor ride quality and premature failure. I have seen and replaced many o.e. shock and strut assy for that reason, including my own.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:03 AM   #15
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Coilovers are going to be your best bet, but if you want to go low, you'll need to play it safe. All of the coilovers that are put on the market have some sort of testing, but nothing is as close to the testing that KW puts on their coilovers. KW coilovers are TUV approved, which is the highest level of certification in Europe (KW is German made). But the funny thing is with KW, is that they received that TUV certification on every ride height level, so if you want it dumped to the ground, the KW coilovers are TUV approved for that (mind you, still the most strict and most difficult approval rating to get anywhere for coilovers). So if you want to go low and safe, but don't want to pay for bags, KW's are going to be your best bet, which is why I have KW's on my current car, and had KW's on my previous car.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #16
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I believe hotchkis also makes a 1.7" / 1.8" split drop
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:47 AM   #17
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Anything lower than 2" IMO will be too low for DD because of the design of the rear upper control arm.
You will blow out the front bushing because there is limits to its movement. If you go too low and you will have that bushing maxed out and will damage it.
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