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Old 07-20-2008, 01:56 AM   #1
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Is it just me?

Or does it look like the 5th gen could use a 2-3 inch drop? Sits a little too high stock for me.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:03 AM   #2
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i would hate to have to worry about that pretty bumper scraping everything like it did in my 3rd gen.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:00 AM   #3
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I'm sure they raised it a little higher than the enthusiasts would like to make it more livable in every day driving for the average consumer. As pinkcamaro pointed out, most people don't like the smack their car's nose on every speed bump and dip on the road. Its better for the hard core guys to invest in a drop than make the car annoying for the masses.
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That's the sort of thing that makes customizing the car fun. You can lower yours and have something unique.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:18 AM   #5
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i would hate to have to worry about that pretty bumper scraping everything like it did in my 3rd gen.
My 84 HO Z28 froze to the ground once. We had a wet snow and it drifted up against the black plastic air diverter under the already low nose. After it snowed, it went down to about 5 degrees over night and the wet snow turned to ice and froze the plastic in a block of ice. I was going 40 on the speedo and not going anywhere as the wheels spun on the ice. Literally had to crawl underneath after shovelling out and chip it out, and then I had to replace the plastic caused it broke in the process and eventually tore and flopped around...Ahhhh....The good old days...Don't ask me about my 85 IROC and scraping that nose, or how it did in the snow....

If you live somewhere where that is not a problem, go for it if it makes it YOUR car.....
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My 84 HO Z28 froze to the ground once. We had a wet snow and it drifted up against the black plastic air diverter under the already low nose. After it snowed, it went down to about 5 degrees over night and the wet snow turned to ice and froze the plastic in a block of ice. I was going 40 on the speedo and not going anywhere as the wheels spun on the ice. Literally had to crawl underneath after shovelling out and chip it out, and then I had to replace the plastic caused it broke in the process and eventually tore and flopped around...Ahhhh....The good old days...Don't ask me about my 85 IROC and scraping that nose, or how it did in the snow....

If you live somewhere where that is not a problem, go for it if it makes it YOUR car.....
lol sorry to laugh.

I dont miss the days of my doors freezing shut.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:31 PM   #7
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That's why we get to mod... Hopefully a drop won't be too difficult.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:15 PM   #9
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lol sorry to laugh.

I dont miss the days of my doors freezing shut.
It's funny now, I don't remember being that way at the time.....
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:47 AM   #10
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:08 AM   #11
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something to keep in mind is that it is on smaller wheels than the concept, which gives it a larger gap between the fenders and the wheels.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:20 AM   #12
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These cars are all V6s, right? The V6 has always sat a little higher than the V8 cars. If these need a 2-3 in drop, I'm guessing the SS will only need 1-1.5 in drop.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:17 AM   #13
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I don't want the Camaro to sit 1" above the ground, some roads here have potholes and I don't want to wreck it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:41 PM   #14
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You know, I had an 86 IROC... and the chin spoiler was cracked and scratched before I even got it, and the doors did freeze shut. It never froze to the ground though.
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I don't want the Camaro to sit 1" above the ground, some roads here have potholes and I don't want to wreck it.
You can lower your car enough to where it sits low and doesn't rub or exhibit any other cons typically associated with dropping your car. Just takes the right amount of "drop-age" to do it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:33 PM   #16
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You can lower your car enough to where it sits low and doesn't rub or exhibit any other cons typically associated with dropping your car. Just takes the right amount of "drop-age" to do it.
You mean the Camaro's ride height can be dropped more than it is from the factory without any ill effects? I thought it was as low as it can go, without worrying about hitting something.
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You mean the Camaro's ride height can be dropped more than it is from the factory without any ill effects? I thought it was as low as it can go, without worrying about hitting something.
That's what Eibach will do for us.

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Old 07-22-2008, 03:23 AM   #18
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You mean the Camaro's ride height can be dropped more than it is from the factory without any ill effects? I thought it was as low as it can go, without worrying about hitting something.
Oh no...There's always a way.
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Depending on the suspension geometry, it may just be a strut change all the way around. Ask Pedders, I'm sure they know by now. Pedders? Hello???
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You mean the Camaro's ride height can be dropped more than it is from the factory without any ill effects? I thought it was as low as it can go, without worrying about hitting something.
Nope. That's why aftermarket companies that manufacture springs take the time to develop their kits especially for one vehicle or another to offer customers the best compromise possible.
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I much prefer the clearance it currently has, so it will not kill me to get in and out of, and of course so it wont be a scraper.
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Nope. That's why aftermarket companies that manufacture springs take the time to develop their kits especially for one vehicle or another to offer customers the best compromise possible.
Yea, but will it be so low to the ground that the car can be damaged by a crappy road? I know it's possible to lower car, but I also know they can easily get damaged.
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I much prefer the clearance it currently has, so it will not kill me to get in and out of, and of course so it wont be a scraper.
Yea I concur, I am a tall guy so if it's too low I am going to have a few bumps on my head.
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Is it just me or is the rear end much more narrower that the concept?
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