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post #1 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Pics of YOUR lowered car

I am wanting to lower my car pretty badly due to the insane wheel gap I have. I am even considering cutting stock springs, but I'm not sure if that is very healthy or not.

Anyways, please show pictures of your lowered car, how much it is lowered by, and please tell how you did it (cut springs, bought Eibachs, etc.)! Also, please tell how much it cost to do it.

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The car before wheels, brakes and tires:


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Suspension techniques springs = ~200
Bilstein shocks (revalved front) = ~400
Airbags = 50
17x9 w/ 255/45 and 285/40/17 = ~1500

It only cost me about 650 roughly to lower the car with everything included (spring mounts and poly shock mounts for the rear), but when totally done it costs...uh way more than that. Talk to 91Hellcat or Weswing about lowering the car by cutting springs for that option. Good luck and post pics.

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On a different note that is a beautiful bird...Dutch 4.6.
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On a different note that is a beautiful bird...Dutch 4.6.
Thank you Sir. Yours not bad either, allways loved the opalescent color

That last pic of yours, your car must have a hell of an E-brake to keep it steady on a slope like that


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Wow!

Great pics so far. You have one hell of a sleeper 392

Keep them coming please
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I have modified (read: cut because my car is lopsided or something ) H&R springs & sport shocks with 245/45/17 BFGs.

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Thanks. It is a sleeper only until I start it up, then the cat is out of the bag

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Thanks. It is a sleeper only until I start it up, then the cat is out of the bag
Same here, When I start mine up now people are like holy ****. The blower on this thing is incredible now, she whistles away at idle and the cam in it is to die for

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Did you guys put the springs / shocks on yourself or did you have a shop do it ?
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Did you guys put the springs / shocks on yourself or did you have a shop do it ?
I can't afford to have anyone do it for me. I like to work on my car anyway. I don't imagine you have much money either with that high maintance g/f of yours (if you are still together...I haven't heard the latest) and college.

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I can't afford to have anyone do it for me. I like to work on my car anyway. I don't imagine you have much money either with that high maintance g/f of yours (if you are still together...I haven't heard the latest) and college.

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I'd try it myself, but tools are lacking, I kind of don't have any kind of hydraulic lift to hold the car up while I switch the springs / shocks.

My woman actually isn't that high maintanence at all. We come 1/2 way, and all is good so far Thanks for asking tho.
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For the amount that you would pay a shop to do it, you could probably buy all of the tools that you would need to do it...if you shop around. I am saying that without actually knowing how much money it would take to get all of the required tools though. If you want to drive down to Cleveland, TN I can help you with it.

Good to hear you and your g/f are doing alright.

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I'd try it myself, but tools are lacking, I kind of don't have any kind of hydraulic lift to hold the car up while I switch the springs / shocks.

My woman actually isn't that high maintanence at all. We come 1/2 way, and all is good so far Thanks for asking tho.
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^^^

Nice pic Wes, and yes I have considered that, but if the handling upgrade is better I'm not sure what to do. Great picture btw.
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My friend has a set of sprint lowering spring for sale if your intrested. They were oringinally on my bird but I took them off for my air ride and sold them to him. He blew his engine before he could get them on so he's trying to sell them. 1/2 of the top coil has been cut to lower it about 3 1/2-4" in the front and about 2-2 1/2" in the back. It lowers it to that perfect height. Very little wheel gap but high enough to clear everything and has a great ride quality. Since we both live in KY there will be no shipping. Let me know if your intrested.


Here's a pic with the springs cut. It's not the best quality but you get the idea.
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Are those just SC side skirts? Never seen a pic of your car before, looks good!

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2in drop , heated springs.

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My friend has a set of sprint lowering spring for sale if your intrested. They were oringinally on my bird but I took them off for my air ride and sold them to him. He blew his engine before he could get them on so he's trying to sell them. 1/2 of the top coil has been cut to lower it about 3 1/2-4" in the front and about 2-2 1/2" in the back. It lowers it to that perfect height. Very little wheel gap but high enough to clear everything and has a great ride quality. Since we both live in KY there will be no shipping. Let me know if your intrested.


Here's a pic with the springs cut. It's not the best quality but you get the idea.
http://carlcasper.com/carl_casper_sh...002/7IMG23.JPG

That car is hot Does he go here?

I am afraid I don't have money right now, or I would take up the offer probably, that is a good height I think.

Sorry Thunderchick
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That car is hot Does he go here?

I am afraid I don't have money right now, or I would take up the offer probably, that is a good height I think.

Sorry Thunderchick
Thanks My friend has a name on here but he hasn't really used it sonce he got rid of his bird. The springs make for a great ride height. Hit me up when you have the mulah because I'm not really pushing them right now.
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My friend has a set of sprint lowering spring for sale if your intrested. They were oringinally on my bird but I took them off for my air ride and sold them to him. He blew his engine before he could get them on so he's trying to sell them. 1/2 of the top coil has been cut to lower it about 3 1/2-4" in the front and about 2-2 1/2" in the back. It lowers it to that perfect height. Very little wheel gap but high enough to clear everything and has a great ride quality. Since we both live in KY there will be no shipping. Let me know if your intrested.


Here's a pic with the springs cut. It's not the best quality but you get the idea.
http://carlcasper.com/carl_casper_sh...002/7IMG23.JPG
What kind of springs are they, how much does your friend want with shipping to 98296?

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What kind of springs are they, how much does your friend want with shipping to 98296?
He's asking $125 for the springs and it's about $70 to ship so the total would be $195. The springs are from sprint which are the sister springs to the eibachs. I originally paid $300 for them and they have only had about 7000 miles put on them so they are still fairly new.
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