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SGOS252382 02-21-2010 11:20 AM

Lowering springs and drag racing (bad idea?)
 
I was thinking about getting some lowering springs (1'' drop), but I don't want to run them if they will have a negative effect on drag racing

I've seen cars with drag shocks and they seem to provide a lot of travel up front to aid in weight transfer. I would think lowering springs would work against this principle?

OrangeChevyII 02-21-2010 02:30 PM

Work better then the stockers do.

SGOS252382 02-21-2010 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by OrangeChevyII (Post 1505795)
Work better then the stockers do.

That's good to know. I was afraid they would somehow cause traction issues or maybe increase wheel hop. Saturday I experienced a little wheel hop for the first time in my A6. It wasn't much, but it was enough to slow me down just a bit.

94guy 02-21-2010 04:09 PM

which 1" drop spring are you thinking?

SGOS252382 02-21-2010 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by 94guy (Post 1506067)
which 1" drop spring are you thinking?

I'm thinking of the Eibach springs. I looking for some that will retain the stock ride quality as much as possible. That's also why I'm only thinking of a 1'' drop. It seems most of the guys are going with 1.25" or 1.5" (which look better but have a stiffer ride)

The 1'' drops seem to have a better ride quaility (from what I've been reading).

jsharp 02-21-2010 05:53 PM

Go Eibach and get the sways if you can swing it.
I installed it all myself and not only is the stance killer. I actually noticed and improved feeling when going from a launch. I have less tire spin then I did but the most noticable difference is that it seemed like it pulled harder. I dont know if it is because the tailend was already tucked per say and it just went or what but there is an improvement in launching in my opinion since installing the springs and sways. Hope that helps you some

vsgls1 02-21-2010 06:55 PM

Drop springs + 1320' = slower than w/o the drop springs. your car is probably 99% street use so it is negligible.

SGOS252382 02-22-2010 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by vsgls1 (Post 1506587)
Drop springs + 1320' = slower than w/o the drop springs. your car is probably 99% street use so it is negligible.

So the drop springs will slow you down in the 1/4 mile? By how much?

A few hundreds? or more like a tenth or so?

Sam88gta1 02-22-2010 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by vsgls1 (Post 1506587)
Drop springs + 1320' = slower than w/o the drop springs. your car is probably 99% street use so it is negligible.

Please explain your theory on this.
If the car is 1" lower its drag alone will be greatly reduced.

scrming 02-22-2010 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Sam88gta1 (Post 1510644)
Please explain your theory on this.
If the car is 1" lower its drag alone will be greatly reduced.

Has to do with weight transfer at launch...

OrangeChevyII 02-22-2010 08:42 PM

I hate to break it to you but I've cut better 60ft's with the drop springs.

BMR Sales 02-23-2010 03:37 PM

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Drop springs work well for drag racing applications, and thats mostly due to spring rate. The rear springs are stiffer than the stock springs and help keep the car from squatting to much. Here is a 4th gen f-body project of mine that has our BMR lower springs and cut. It has been lowered 1.25" all the way around. Needless to say it hooks well 1.3x 60ft's. I know its not a 2010 Camaro but the principle is the same.

jsharp 02-25-2010 10:23 PM

yeh car deff hooks and go's quicker on take off lowered no doubt about it!

94guy 02-28-2010 06:31 PM

orange chevy did you trim the rear bump stops?


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