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Old 06-28-2004, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Raising Front End C5 as opposed to lowering it.

It may sound strange but is it possible to raise the front end of a C5, about an inch rather then lowering it? Has anyone done it? Would it cause any problems?

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Old 06-28-2004, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Has it been raining that much where you live? :pp:
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It has been raining a lot in Central Florida but I had a supercharger installed and this installation moved the radiator forward and tilted slightly. The center spoiler was moved and trimmed but I'm still bottoming out more then I'd like. Trying to fix this problem.

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Old 06-28-2004, 01:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well that makes sense. I was just ribbing you because I couldn't understand why anyone would raise the front. I'm sure someone will chime in with some help.
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Do the opposite of the "stock lowering" (search lowering)instructions, then align. But, watch the rake or "lift-off".
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You could also lower the rear while leaving the front at stock/max height - that will have the same net effect.
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I raised the front of my 2001 C5 by about .5 inch by using 275/40/18 tires and wheels at 26.7" tall on the front. They are about 1" taller than the stock 245/45/17 tires and wheels at 25.7" tall.
I have noticed no ill effects up to 117 mph.
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We gained about 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch by doing the opposite of lowering i.e. working with the spring bolt. The rake appears to be okay. A brief drive and backing into my driveway was back to the normal slight touch of the spoiler. We'll see how I do on brick paved streets and cobble stones. :-?

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Procharger Release Valve Filter - does it matter if it gets wet?

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Has it been raining that much where you live? :pp:
Late this afternoon we had a little torrential downpour. Violent thunder and lighting and a deluge of rain that was like a flash flood falling on you. My wife saw one Corvette in water up to his headlights in the middle of the road.

It wasn't me. With the way my procharger is installed my filter is high in front of the radiator, right under the hood I should be pretty safe. That's the good news. But the blow off filter is low and could get wet, but since it exhales it shouldn't make much diference if it get's wet, should it?
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Lowered the rear on my FRC leaving the front stock so my spoiler would stop scraping my drive. Don't let the air get under at high speeds.

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Those pictures hurt. This happened because air got under the car? How fast were you going?

I have not lowered the rear, in fact because I have 285/40 -18's in the rear instead of the stock tires I'm slightly higher then normal. so even with the slight raising of the front end, the natural rake should be in tack. I guess I'll have to test it and see how I do.

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Those pictures hurt. This happened because air got under the car? How fast were you going?

I have not lowered the rear, in fact because I have 285/40 -18's in the rear instead of the stock tires I'm slightly higher then normal. so even with the slight raising of the front end, the natural rake should be in tack. I guess I'll have to test it and see how I do.

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About 110 going through the traps into a 25 mph headwind.
Picked the rearend right off the ground.
That was a 360 with 2 bounces off the guard rail.
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