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Old 08-31-2011, 10:18 PM
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mine (i think) is considered slammed dropped about 3 inches total..

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Old 08-31-2011, 10:53 PM
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just bustin your ***** man, car looks good!

I need to get mine out for a photo shoot, my car is lowwwwww
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:55 PM
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hahah i knew someone would post that :P thats just lowered..i wanna see SLAMMED!!

do work!! haha..get some pics

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that GTA is siicccck!
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holy smacks the firebird is clean, heres my 84 Z28. somewhat slammed. around 3 in the front and somewhere around 1.75 rear

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that GTA is siicccck!
thanks dude!!
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holy smacks the firebird is clean, heres my 84 Z28. somewhat slammed. around 3 in the front and somewhere around 1.75 rear
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looks good dude!!


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MOAR SLAMMAGE!! haha
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what are you guys doing to get a drop that aggressive? adjustable coilovers? air ride? that look is awesome and would be amazing with my 17x9.5, 17x11 zr1's that are coming!
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thanks dude!!

thanks!!

looks good dude!!


appreciate the kind words!

MOAR SLAMMAGE!! haha
dammm now i have to slam my t/a vert like that. hey is that a stander white color? cuz it looks nice!
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what are you guys doing to get a drop that aggressive? adjustable coilovers? air ride? that look is awesome and would be amazing with my 17x9.5, 17x11 zr1's that are coming!
i have MOOG springs in the front (756 lb spring rate, quite stiff) with a coil and a half cut off and BMR springs in the back with no iso's...no iso's in the front either

bags are nice..but its a lot of extra weight and cash..coilovers arent good on these cars except in drag setups..

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dammm now i have to slam my t/a vert like that. hey is that a stander white color? cuz it looks nice!
im not really sure..i forget the members name on here but hes on here..
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i have MOOG springs in the front (756 lb spring rate, quite stiff) with a coil and a half cut off and BMR springs in the back with no iso's...no iso's in the front either

bags are nice..but its a lot of extra weight and cash..coilovers arent good on these cars except in drag setups..


im not really sure..i forget the members name on here but hes on here..
I noticed you said they're stiff. I've always known cut springs to = bounciest ride in the world lol. Is that not the case as I've never cut springs on my cars before? And if i'm not planning on doing any tracking or anything would you recommend I just cut the springs I have on the car right now? which are stock.

edit: your GTA is sick btw haha.
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I noticed you said they're stiff. I've always known cut springs to = bounciest ride in the world lol. Is that not the case as I've never cut springs on my cars before? And if i'm not planning on doing any tracking or anything would you recommend I just cut the springs I have on the car right now? which are stock.

edit: your GTA is sick btw haha.
I have the same question as this, but i would also like to ask if I'd be fine just cutting the springs and not doing any other suspension work or if it would ride weird/overly dangerous.

oh and what do you slammed guys do about speed bumps? haha
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Here is my 87 TA GTA

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Its quite low that I have to go really slow over any speedbump. I cant even put the car on a drive ramp and the rear will drag
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Wow that white camaro looks amazing. I love the stance it has, and the way the tires fit just perfectly. Would love to see more photos of this car and some info on the rim/tire set up. How much is this car lowered and what brand springs did you use. Really like this car.


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thanks!!

looks good dude!!


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MOAR SLAMMAGE!! haha
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I can only guess what would be the first thing torn off my car on these Michigan roads being that low...
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I can only guess what would be the first thing torn off my car on these Michigan roads being that low...

We were just in Detroit/suburbs two weeks ago without any problems......but in the past I have noticed you guys do have some pretty rough roads lol.
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Here is my 87 TA GTA



Its quite low that I have to go really slow over any speedbump. I cant even put the car on a drive ramp and the rear will drag
Details, please!
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I noticed you said they're stiff. I've always known cut springs to = bounciest ride in the world lol. Is that not the case as I've never cut springs on my cars before? And if i'm not planning on doing any tracking or anything would you recommend I just cut the springs I have on the car right now? which are stock.

edit: your GTA is sick btw haha.
thanks dude! haha

okay..heres how it goes..

if you cut your stock springs..the car is gonna bounce just as much as it does now and its gonna bottom out on big bumps and stuff..

if you get the springs i have..which are stiff..you still scrape but not on big bumps..just steep driveways and dips..

so, if the streets are good around you..for now, go ahead and cut the stock springs but if you want a good handling spring setup..get the moog springs and cut em..

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i think if i post a pix of my trans am back in the days i would not get much love
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haha..if it was slammed you will :P at least in this thread
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i need to get my pics up... hell i need to take pics ahahha..

i have moogs upfront with a full coil cut.. and stock 1LE rears with 3/4" cut and no isolaters
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must be nice to drive on good roads
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here is some of SpikeZ's build, its a beautiful car, it has air ride, so it can be raised when driving, dropped for show
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as for the rest of you, how on earth do you drive with the car that low and not destroy it? my 92 is as low as is practical, 26" front 26.5 rear to the fender lips anything more and i would nto be able to get in and out of most driveways.
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I am at 24.25" and 25.......lowered it the begining of 86, you just get use to doing the angle approach and sometimes going to a second entrance with a lower grade.....I cant remember the last time I had an issues or couldnt get where I wanted.
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I am at 24.25" and 25.......lowered it the begining of 86, you just get use to doing the angle approach and sometimes going to a second entrance with a lower grade.....I cant remember the last time I had an issues or couldnt get where I wanted.
me either..you really get used to it..you have to really change the way you drive..a lot more cautious more than anything..i scrape my air dam on any bump/dip and my exhaust hits sometimes but not to much to the point where it worries me..smackd my k-member a couple times too
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thanks dude! haha

okay..heres how it goes..

if you cut your stock springs..the car is gonna bounce just as much as it does now and its gonna bottom out on big bumps and stuff..

if you get the springs i have..which are stiff..you still scrape but not on big bumps..just steep driveways and dips..

so, if the streets are good around you..for now, go ahead and cut the stock springs but if you want a good handling spring setup..get the moog springs and cut em..

Ah good to know man thank you! My streets around here are on the smoother side of things so I don't think I have much to worry about. I think I'll go your route though, I'll get my ZR1's and cruise around on stock height for a while (which I hope doesn't look too funky) and then just get the moogs and cut em. Order some 5662's and 5665's and just cut a full coil off each of em, your car looks amazing but with the bigger wheel/tires I think I may run into issues dropping it that low lol.
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Mine is in my sig. 2.5 in the front & 2 in the rear.
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Spike has this thing nailed down, awesome car. Super clean, awesome components and he used the early GFX, IMO they blend in so much better,than the later ones.

Bitchin84, that's a great looking car you have there. Love the brown/gold combo w/ the Z28 GFX. Very nice!!
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Mine is in my sig. 2.5 in the front & 2 in the rear.
That's the perfect height in my eyes! Looks good!
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This is how mine is sitting sans the underside view lol.........

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here is some of SpikeZ's build, its a beautiful car, it has air ride, so it can be raised when driving, dropped for show
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thanks man! yeah its my project/daily driver. its gonna stay like this till i get some paint on her.

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Don't paint it another color, this is perfect
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Flrtin. I assume you probably don't drive too much??
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less talk more slam haha

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Flrtin. I assume you probably don't drive too much??
Actually it gets driven alot and always has.......done 4 Power Tours over the last 8 yrs, last year Peoria IL to Newton IA. to Bowling Green KY.then back to Peoria, 5 days right around 1500mi.......hell we are going to Nauvoo for a show this Sunday that will be around 300mi round trip with no interstate all two lanes. It always makes me scratch my head when I see people on here saying they are scared to go very far with their third gen's

P.S. it had about 11,500 miles on it when I lowered it and put the blower on it in 86, has right at 80,000 now plus it sat for 7 yrs and didnt get driven.

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the lowriding days that i wont go back to
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Actually it gets driven alot and always has.......done 4 Power Tours over the last 8 yrs, last year Peoria IL to Newton IA. to Bowling Green KY.then back to Peoria, 5 days right around 1500mi.......hell we are going to Nauvoo for a show this Sunday that will be around 300mi round trip with no interstate all two lanes. It always makes me scratch my head when I see people on here saying they are scared to go very far with their third gen's

P.S. it had about 11,500 miles on it when I lowered it and put the blower on it in 86, has right at 80,000 now plus it sat for 7 yrs and didnt get driven.
ive never understood that either

your camaro is awesome tho dude and its great that you actually drive it
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the lowriding days that i wont go back to
please dont haha..
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Here is more on Spikes car. Have his picture album on my computer, which I randomly go and get highs on. :rofl





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This is how it used to sit. At this height you can't quite fit a pencil between the front bumpstops and the body. It looked cool and drove OK. but for real performance handling I didnt have enough spring rate to offset basically 0 suspension compression. When cornering hard it would bottom out causing the spring rate to effectively go to infinity and it would push really bad. Also, when the front is this low, the control arm angles are really poor which exacerbates the lower spring rate. This is really too low to be useful and is only good for looks.
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This is how the car sits now. I raised it up and increased the spring rate and it is about perfect mix now. It has settled slightly from this shot but is still about the same.
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That's the perfect height in my eyes! Looks good!
Thanks bud! The front actually went up a little when I put the vette wheels vs. the stock??? Weird......but I agree, I do like how it ended up.
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all looks good but this is the SLAMMED thread please only post pics of slammed third gens
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cant see how low it is from the pic but your car looks great nonetheless
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took some more today
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I noticed you said they're stiff. I've always known cut springs to = bounciest ride in the world lol. Is that not the case as I've never cut springs on my cars before? And if i'm not planning on doing any tracking or anything would you recommend I just cut the springs I have on the car right now? which are stock.
I figured I would explain.

Think of a spring as a long metal rod. If you have a half inch thick metal rod that's 10 feet long and you hang 1000 lbs on it, it's going to sag. Coil it up and it becomes a spring.

If you take that same rod that sags 6 inches with 1000 lbs hanging on it, and then cut 5 feet off of it to halve its lenght, it will sag much less than 6 inches. Probably around 3 inches, maybe less, I forget the specifics, but it will be HARDER to move it. What happens when you cut stock springs is they get stiffer. Their spring rate increases which means you get a harsher, stiffer ride that is less prone to bouncing.

HOWEVER, the problem lies in the fact that the spring rate increases. It becomes stiffer, and the purpose of a shock (or strut) is to dampen the oscillations of a bouncing spring. Imagine the 10 foot rod, hit it with 1000 lbs momentarily and it will bounce back and bounce up and down on the end like one of those spring-based door stops. The shock/strut's job is to resist oscillations as much as possible - they dampen.

The reason some cars with cut springs bounce a lot is because they have shocks (usually factory or stock replacements) that cant handle the increased spring rate. They cant dampen the oscillations of a much stiffer spring, so you're in moonwalk zone.

You cut springs and put some good shocks with them, and you dont have that problem. My car doesnt bounce at all and my springs are cut, because I have some nice Koni shocks.

By the way, cutting springs on our cars is fine within reason, just dont torch them. It's a bad idea to cut springs on coilover cars, though. The front springs are linear rate springs, the rears are progressive rate, so the spring rate on the rears goes up VERY quickly once you start cutting coils, so the limit to cutting stock springs is in the rears. You can only lop off so much of them before they just become WAY too stiff to do their job. It's not a good idea to cut off more than about a half coil off the rear springs, but a lot of our cars got very different spring rates, so it's not always that easy. Getting v6 springs that are softer than v8 springs to cut and therefore lower the car is a good idea, actually. You can cut less coils to get the same ride height, and it wont be such a stiff ride. It'll still have a higher spring rate than a factory height v8 car with factory springs, but it will be a lot less stiff than those same springs cut to that amount.

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ohhhhh i didnt know thats what you meant by bouncing..i thought you ment like..stock spring softness bouncing..

Yes, the ride get bouncy but as said, only on harsh roads..you feel more stiffer you go..

with mine, being almost 800 pound spring rates, i feel EVERYTHING

but i can take a turn like the car is on rails..i have next to NO body roll


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