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I thought I would throw this out there to the folks in the forum. The idea of lowering my car is certainly appealing. I think the car sits up too high in the back..

I like the look of the cars that I have seen posted that are lowered. Now, here is my concern.

Has anyone noticed any loss in handling once they have lowered their car. I have seen plenty of good cars that once they were lowered became ill-handling beasts. Many times the owner thought his car handled better, but putting the car back closer to stock actually worked for, rather than against the car. (this is not corvette specific, but just a genralization)

I am much more concerned with functionality rather than form. If one of you auto-x guys has any input it would be appreciated.

Also once you lower the car I assume you will need to re-align the car.

Also once the car is lowered, is every pebble in the street now a major obstacle, and are parking lot speed bumps the equivilant of Mt. Everest?

Just Curious,
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ALIGNMENT REQUIRED

Hi there,
Welcome.
As for the alignment, you must do this after you lower, no 2 ways about it.
You can turn down the adjusters in the back, and the ride will stiffen slightly, however, not really bad.
Just be cautious over those speed bumps, as you may bottom out a little easier.
Best to you, c4c5
 

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Mine is lowerd and handles just fine. I believe that lowering actually helps if done right. The only down side is the steep driveways approaches and speed bumps. If I had to do it all over again ... I would. :D
 

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Lowering is a must, just be careful where you go when pulling into driveways and parking lots, dips in intersections must be taken slow as well, Your car will look and handle better. :)
 

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Re: ALIGNMENT REQUIRED

c4c5specialist said:
Hi there,
Welcome.
As for the alignment, you must do this after you lower, no 2 ways about it.
You can turn down the adjusters in the back, and the ride will stiffen slightly, however, not really bad.
Just be cautious over those speed bumps, as you may bottom out a little easier.
Best to you, c4c5
Why do you need to align the front?
 

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I just took mine into my little local chevy dealer. They have a nice laser alignment rig. I gave them the specs I wanted for the track, including front and rear toe and camber. They dialed it right in and printed out the computer laser specs. Sweet. $100 total cost. :D
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