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Old 09-24-2006, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Pics of cars lowered on stock bolts Please !

I feel that my car would look alot better lowered. I would like to see some cars pics of the lowered on the stock GM bolts.

How much lower can you go ? I'm thinking 3/4 to 1 inch. I already scrap my front air dam when backing out of the drive way. And my dumb neighborhood has Speed bumps !!! So I cant go too low. I assume the air dam can be trimmed ? Did you guys trim yours after lowering the car ?

I couple questions too..... Its there a handling difference ? Is a alignment always needed afterward ? Is this a bad idea if I plan on adding LT headers ?

So , please post some pics up.....thanks Tim the boards pill pusher
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I got about 5/8" on the stock bolts.

It is a nice noticable difference. When you change tires you can go up a size. I use the Nitto R2's and 275 frt 305 rear. This completes the package as the tires are a bit taller, or at least they look taller.

This set up was driveable and I have the speed bumps too. It will not hit them if you go slow. I have a sttep incline to my driveway and the outers did scrape.


The center air dam is there to scoop air to the radiator. Cutting may not be wise. I hate the scrapping sound for sure, but the center is spring loaded and will swing back into position. I though about a taper trim and bought some extra outers to experiment. But have not done so.

I do not have any pics to post when it was lowered on stock bolts. The car is even lower now with cut bushings. I put the wheels on the front and welded them. This is a life saver when you are real low. I have yet to high center the car, but am pretty careful. I don't drive it much so it's more of an open track or weekend crusier. If I had to drive it everyday I would just lower on stock bolts.

There are plenty of pics in the archive if you search, some good before and after shots as well. It won't look like much at first, drive it and it will settle. I think you will be pleased.
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Can you lower the C6 Z06 with existing bolts?
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Can you lower the C6 Z06 with existing bolts?
Yes you can. The C6 Z06 lowering bolts are the same on all 4 corners. There are the same kind as the C5 is on the front.
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Old 09-24-2006, 02:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I lowered mine all the way around on stock bolts and cut 2/3 bushing all the way around. I absolutely love it, car no longer looks like a tractor. I have noticed no handling or comfort changes. Just takes a little wiser driving now that I have 1.25" of clearence between the front spoiler and the ground.



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Old 09-24-2006, 07:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This is mine lowered on stock bolts 5/8" lower than stock front and rear. I have the Nitto's 275 front/305 rear and the rear is a lower profile than stock while the front is taller. The difference in tire profile is very noticeable on the car right away and I dont like that at all. I wish the rear Nitto was a higher profile. You can see the profile difference in tires. In this picture the front looks higher than the rear for some reason but im parked on a hill and car is leaning back and to the right.

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how did lowering your cars on stock springs effect the ride and handling? from what i have experienced and heard from other members, it actually makes the ride chopy and hurts handling.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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how did lowering your cars on stock springs effect the ride and handling? from what i have experienced and heard from other members, it actually makes the ride chopy and hurts handling.
After I lowered mine I had it aligned for very agressive street/track driving. I didnt notice any difference in ride quality lowered on stock bolts, BUT after the alignment the handling/cornering was a huge difference over stock. If you go lower than the stock bolts allow then you have to upgrade other suspension parts to take advantage of the further lowering otherwise the handling will suffer and you will bottom out or reduce shock travel etc and it sucks bigtime.

I have a buddy thats lowered 2"" on his stock suspension and he cant hold a candle to me in the twisties and his car rides like a truck hitting hard at bottom of suspension travel on bumps.

I was very hesitant in lowering mine on the stock springs/shocks because I knew without a really good pro setting up my alignment afterwards my handling would suffer greatly from stock height.

Today I had 6 crotchrocket bikes behind me on 4 miles of semi tight and tight twisties and not a 1 of them could keep up with me (2 were 600's and 4 were 1 litre moodded bikes). Each one of them had a go with me and it was alot of fun and afterwards they asked me who the hell set up my suspension and car to handle like that..I smiled!
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thanks for the input
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Mine's lowered about 5/8" on stock bolts. I don't think the ride/harshness changed noticably due to the lowering. But, I have a race-alignment on there which helps handling a ton - makes freeway driving miserable and expensive though.

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So with a 5/8" drop do you need to have alignment done ?

Nice cars guys!

I only drive my car on the street and once in awhile I'll drag race at a local track. Will lowering the car hurt the et's ? I've only ran it once and ran a 12.7 .

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lowering the car should not hurt the track performance i think it might even improve it a bit.

My car scrapes here and there but if you want to lower your car get the side rails from andy and get the small front wheels he sells for the front air dam thing. If you go to andys website and go to our creations section you will see what i am talking about.
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Here's mine. Lowered on stock bolts with Z06 Motorsport wheels in the stock sizes.

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