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Old 10-17-2009, 10:58 PM   #51
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25th lakewood mall bring your ride bro just read something about third generation reunion?
yea i saw that reunion meet.... i would be there in a heart beat if u guys were closer but its like a 2hr drive..
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yea i saw that reunion meet.... i would be there in a heart beat if u guys were closer but its like a 2hr drive..
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double dittos on the look of your ride dude...absolutely fantastic look! About the 2 hour drive; I used to live in Oxnard, I worked at the missile test range at Point Mugu. Then I started working at NASA and moved out here, (in the Antelope Valley), about 98 miles away. For a while I had to commute to the Oxnard area - I loved the drive dude - I'm a driver - that's one of the reasons I have the IROC!
I plan on going to Lakewood Mall on the 25th.

...but I have a question for you; what is the over-all height of your car; from the ground to the tallest point on your roof? I'm trying to get a sense of what your car looks like with the work that you've done to the wheels and springs.
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i wonder if i could drop mine like that either pro kit or sportlines and still get good traction drag racing? im gona run a 28x12.5x15 et street and skinnys up front but i love droped cars see my s10
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double dittos on the look of your ride dude...absolutely fantastic look! About the 2 hour drive; I used to live in Oxnard, I worked at the missile test range at Point Mugu. Then I started working at NASA and moved out here, (in the Antelope Valley), about 98 miles away. For a while I had to commute to the Oxnard area - I loved the drive dude - I'm a driver - that's one of the reasons I have the IROC!
I plan on going to Lakewood Mall on the 25th.

...but I have a question for you; what is the over-all height of your car; from the ground to the tallest point on your roof? I'm trying to get a sense of what your car looks like with the work that you've done to the wheels and springs.
i definitely like to drive to but i don't know that's kinda far..... anyway i will try and measure my car from the ground to the tallest point of the roof... are you planning on lowering yours as well?
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i definitely like to drive to but i don't know that's kinda far..... anyway i will try and measure my car from the ground to the tallest point of the roof... are you planning on lowering yours as well?
I'm not sure... right now I'm at 47"-47 1/2" with 50 series on 16" wheels.
I have problems getting a 3 ton floor jack under it. That's why I was curious as to the over-all height of your car.

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do you guys know how low i can go with a 28x12.5x15 etstreet stock with axel and 15x6.5offset wheels. im moving the fenders inboard and running offset lowers with relocation brackets.
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do you guys know how low i can go with a 28x12.5x15 etstreet stock with axel and 15x6.5offset wheels. im moving the fenders inboard and running offset lowers with relocation brackets.
No Sir - I don't know.
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Hey 88_Thirdgen, (and everybody else), I went outside and took off one of my running shoes, placed it beside the air dam and took a pic to show you where my ride height is currently at with the 50 series tires and 16" wheels.

I don't think I can honestly go any lower out here on the street, but I do want to fill up the wheel-wells a bit more. My suspension is rock solid and firm.

I have some ideas but of course, I'm open for suggestions.





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Your Camaro sits nice, I like the drop. Got to drop my Bird a little more. Later
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i might try a pro kit and then coil over the front so i can get the drop i like that way.
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i might try a pro kit and then coil over the front so i can get the drop i like that way.
coil overs are definitely the way to go as far as adjustabilty of the ride height goes but they are expensive$$,.....
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Hey People

Gold Coast F Body Founder, here ill incourage Miguel (88_Thirdgen) to gather the rest of our crew to see if anyone else is down to go to Lake Wood mall to me not fat at all since im always going to the city of Bell. So just a lil further wont hurt at all, lol.

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I'd be down to meet up with some other 3geners at the lakewood mall, I stay in Huntington Park so im not far at all.
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Wish I had that look on my car!! here is a photoshopped lowered car!! the shipping cost for a set of springs to Malta is very expensive and still waiting to find them in Europe!!
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Wish I had that look on my car!! here is a photoshopped lowered car!! the shipping cost for a set of springs to Malta is very expensive and still waiting to find them in Europe!!
that would be a real nice stance...!!
too bad shipping is expensive for you for a lowering kit.... but either way no lowering kit will lower your car like that.... you would have to modify them (cut them) either way when these cars are lower they look waayyy better
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They look better lowered but what sucks they will hit anywhere too which is the negative part
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when you have awish make it and dont care if it hits the road
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hey 88_thirdgen!!

Today I spent a whole day in the garage and I cut my original springs and got 1.5" lowered on the front and rear but still had no pics!!

will post them soon as i need to lower a bit more the right rear side as it sits higher! even before the job.
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coil overs are definitely the way to go as far as adjustabilty of the ride height goes but they are expensive$$,.....
Ground Control Weight Jacks are way cheaper & very easy to install. Mine were installed by taking out only 2 nuts & 2 sheetmetal screws.

Not to mention that you ever want stiffer or softer springs, your looking at a simple swap job.
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Ground Control Weight Jacks are way cheaper & very easy to install. Mine were installed by taking out only 2 nuts & 2 sheetmetal screws.

Not to mention that you ever want stiffer or softer springs, your looking at a simple swap job.
2 nuts? 2 sheet metal screws? are you talking about removing the springs?
can you make things a bit more clear to me about ground control weight jacks.. on how they work and how they are installed and how much they cost? i read the " lowering 101" thread but they still seem unclear to me
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In simplest terms....Weight Jacks are short springs that fit in the stock locations, but have a threaded seat they sit on, to adjust the final ride height, without altering the spring rate.

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The fronts are reached from underneath with a 1/2" ratchet & extension, no socket even. The rears are those "rings that are turned to adjust the seat up or down, held in place by a set screw.

To do the rears, we jacked up the car, took off the rear wheels, got under to start undoing the shocks & panhard bar but discovered that the spring were (while still tight & safe) all it took was a screwdruver the pry them out. In reality, taking off the rear wheels wasn't even needed.

To do the fronts, we took the wheels off, took the nut off the top of the strut (inside the mount) off & the tiny screw holding the brake line bracket on. Only took that out, to let the lower control arm spring down far enough & not stress the flexible brake line.

So yes...all 4 wheels (coulda just done front 2), 2 nuts, 2 screws. That is all we took off to swap all 4 springs out. Can't beat that for sure!

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In simplest terms....Weight Jacks are short springs that fit in the stock locations, but have a threaded seat they sit on, to adjust the final ride height, without altering the spring rate.

Click the image to open in full size.

The fronts are reached from underneath with a 1/2" ratchet & extenstion, no socket even. The rears are those "rings that are turned to adjust the seat up or down, held in place by a set screw.

To do the rears, we jacked up the car, took off the rear wheels, got under to start undoing the shocks & panhard bar but discovered that the spring were (while still tight & safe) all it took was a screwdruver the pry them out. In reality, taking off the rear wheels wasn't even needed.

To do the rears, we took the wheels off, took the nut off the top of the strut (inside the mount) off & the tiny screw holding the brake line bracket on. Only took that out, to let the lower control arm spring down far enough & not stress the flexible brake line.

So yes...4 wheel, 2 nuts, 2 screws. That is all we took off to swap all 4 springs out. Can't beat that for sure!
So where can I get me a pair of these suckers?

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NICE... makes me want to lower mine
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Mine are from Ground Control.com and the springs are made by Eibach.

And new springs are $59 each, should you ever decide to go up or down in spring rate.

Best part is, if you install them, stand back & think...."Wish it was 1" lower.", it's just a matter of sliding back under the car, turning a wrench or 2, & its lower. No need to buy new different springs.
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Sick ride dude, the color combination of the rims and body is gorgeous!
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Hello 88_thirdgen!!

Here are th epromised pics of the lowering job done!!! let me know what you think!
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Looks sick. Makes me want to go hack away at my springs, I believe the previous owner told me it had the Eibach Pro Kit. Not sure, but definitely not low enough for my tastes.
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Here are th epromised pics of the lowering job done!!! let me know what you think!
looks real nice.! good job on the drop makes the car look more sleek.
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looks real nice.! good job on the drop makes the car look more sleek.
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That car is F^&*in bad! I love it man. You've done good with it. Im running the same sportline springs and I love them. I was online shopping for the c6 wheels and cam across your pic. It sold me on them thanks. Ill be posting pics soon. Take care of it man. Dont wreck it like I did. It all happened too easy. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2197494
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That car is F^&*in bad! I love it man. You've done good with it. Im running the same sportline springs and I love them. I was online shopping for the c6 wheels and cam across your pic. It sold me on them thanks. Ill be posting pics soon. Take care of it man. Dont wreck it like I did. It all happened too easy. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2197494
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wow that sucks.. you wrecked your camaro ... was an lt1 too...
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Its ok now. I'm building another. Picked up a 92 last month. I'm gonna still your idea on the racing stripes. Its a great idea. I cant believe I didnt think of it. The one I just picked up has gold stripes. I hate gold. Gonna tape them off and paint'em.
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The more I see this car the more I love the color
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thanks..

wow that sucks.. you wrecked your camaro ... was an lt1 too...
Your car looks great! I want to drop mine as well 1.5 in the front and 1.3 in the rear and get the same rims C6 19x10s rear and 19x8.5 in the front are you having any problems with rubbing in the rear? as well Im goin with a fourth gen rear the fronts only need a 2inch spacer and the rears a 1.5 spacer? I just want to make sure I am getting everything that i will need. Your car looks sick BTW
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Your car looks great! I want to drop mine as well 1.5 in the front and 1.3 in the rear and get the same rims C6 19x10s rear and 19x8.5 in the front are you having any problems with rubbing in the rear? as well Im goin with a fourth gen rear the fronts only need a 2inch spacer and the rears a 1.5 spacer? I just want to make sure I am getting everything that i will need. Your car looks sick BTW
in the rear you have to massage the inner fender.. with a mallet or something just hit in the inner fender its not as bad as you think. its very little you have to do .... and i used 2.5" spacers for the rear on a stock rear end for a fourth gen rear end i am not very sure.... for the front i used 1.5" spacer this way you can lower the front without rubbing.. i have an extra set of 1.5" spacers let me know if you want them you live in santa clarita not to far from me i live in ventura
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awesome I was really worried because i want to lower the car but i didnt know if i was going to run into any issues my uncle has a set of stock C6 wheels off his vette and i wanna buy em, I did the mallet trick on my buddys 4th gen when he got bigger rims, how much would you want for the front spacers? as well are you in any clubs or anything?

oh Btw how much did you lower the car?? sorry for all the questions
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awesome I was really worried because i want to lower the car but i didnt know if i was going to run into any issues my uncle has a set of stock C6 wheels off his vette and i wanna buy em, I did the mallet trick on my buddys 4th gen when he got bigger rims, how much would you want for the front spacers? as well are you in any clubs or anything?

oh Btw how much did you lower the car?? sorry for all the questions
give me 50 bucks for the two fronts... i also have some for the rear that i used to have on my car they were 3" spacers.... they were fine but the only problem was that they would rub on the fender lip when the suspension would come down .. i was gonna get my fenders lips rolled but then decided to just buy 2.5" spacers... i was also thinking of getting the 3" spacers machined to 2.25" for a more tucked look for the rear but i never got around to do it... take all four for 100 bucks or just the front two for 50..
my car lowered about 2" in the front and 1.5" rear..
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give me 50 bucks for the two fronts... i also have some for the rear that i used to have on my car they were 3" spacers.... they were fine but the only problem was that they would rub on the fender lip when the suspension would come down .. i was gonna get my fenders lips rolled but then decided to just buy 2.5" spacers... i was also thinking of getting the 3" spacers machined to 2.25" for a more tucked look for the rear but i never got around to do it... take all four for 100 bucks or just the front two for 50..
my car lowered about 2" in the front and 1.5" rear..
and yes i am in a f-body club called gold coast f-body... maybe you can come out and hang out with us one day heres the myspace..
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hmmm the fronts sound good to me you got a deal then i should be fine with how much i am lowering mine on those wheels.. thats awesome i will check it out i will PM you and see when we can meet up so i can buy those off you thanks man
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hey are you touching bump stops up front, cuz mine sits that low and im touching , barely but im touching, might lift mine back up half an inch idk yet
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give me 50 bucks for the two fronts... i also have some for the rear that i used to have on my car they were 3" spacers.... they were fine but the only problem was that they would rub on the fender lip when the suspension would come down .. i was gonna get my fenders lips rolled but then decided to just buy 2.5" spacers... i was also thinking of getting the 3" spacers machined to 2.25" for a more tucked look for the rear but i never got around to do it... take all four for 100 bucks or just the front two for 50..
my car lowered about 2" in the front and 1.5" rear..
and yes i am in a f-body club called gold coast f-body... maybe you can come out and hang out with us one day heres the myspace..
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Let me know if he doesnt pick up those spacers. I could use those 2.5 and maybe even the 3". Thanks
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i called em lol
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hey are you touching bump stops up front, cuz mine sits that low and im touching , barely but im touching, might lift mine back up half an inch idk yet
almost..........
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LOOKS GREAT..!! THE PAINT IS JUST OUTSTANDING... RIMS LOOK GREAT IN THE MARO TOO...
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anything special to make the rims fit?..did u have to swap or customize anything?
i might get some for my 89 same style..i just want to know what i need to put up with..
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anything special to make the rims fit?..did u have to swap or customize anything?
i might get some for my 89 same style..i just want to know what i need to put up with..
spacers i thnk 1 1/2" or 2"
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in the rear you have to massage the inner fender.. with a mallet or something just hit in the inner fender its not as bad as you think. its very little you have to do .... and i used 2.5" spacers for the rear on a stock rear end for a fourth gen rear end i am not very sure.... for the front i used 1.5" spacer this way you can lower the front without rubbing.. i have an extra set of 1.5" spacers let me know if you want them you live in santa clarita not to far from me i live in ventura
I'd like to thank you for sharing your pics, info, and experience. It helped me choose the correct spacers I'll need for my app. Thanks!
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I'd like to thank you for sharing your pics, info, and experience. It helped me choose the correct spacers I'll need for my app. Thanks!
your welcome...
this site helped me a lot too when i was buying the vette rims... keep us posted when you have your new wheels on.
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