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Hey all,

I'm going to go ahead and cut the front bushings on my Z to get it a little lower in the front. But, I have some questions...

Since I don't want it to go TOO low, I am considering only cutting off the FIRST "round" of the bushings (1/3 as opposed to 2/3 of them). Is this a logical thing to do? I realize that if it's not low enough, I'll have to go in and cut more -- which I don't want to have to do -- but I'm thinking that this amount off the bushing should be perfect...

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If I were to cut 2/3 (like most folks do), and/but if it were too low for my liking, could I just back off the BOLT (and NOT add back the pieces of bushing that were cut off) and still have an as-good-as-can-be-expected ride? I'm wondering if the bushings needs to be sandwiched in there in order for the suspension to work properly, or if there could be some "slack" in there.

I'm looking to do this tomorrow (in time for Carlisle :D), so any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!

-Kirk
 

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Proexpert -- Thanks for the reply!

Now, you removed the bushings & bolts altogether in the front? Wow... How's the ride? The height certainly looks great. That's the kind of space in the front wheel well that I'm looking for...

Suppose I DO cut 2/3 of the bushing off, can I (like I suggested in my initial post), can I still back out the bolt (raise the nose later) without ADDING the pieces of bushing back in?

Thanks!

-Kirk
 

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Thanks for your continued help, guys! (This may be the first ever PA-only thread, huh?! Cool!)

Any idea what you guys are measuring from the ground to the top of the arc of your front wheel wells after lowering? Right now, after the no-cutting lowering approach, I'm at just under 27" (between 26-3/4" & 26-7/8"). I'd like to at somewhere between 26-1/4" and 26-1/2". Anything lower than that (for me), and it'd be a bit too low.

Thanks again, guys! :D

-Kirk
 

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hcvone said:
Kirk, you will not be able to go up my driveway. ;)
So what are you saying, Carl -- I should lower it even MORE?! ;)

Seriously, I think that this is going to bring me right back where the car was before the header install (Ok, maybe a tad lower...). ;) Now, if the front goes TOO low, I'll have to bring some 2x4's with me and ramp up your driveway so that I can get up there and you can help me lower the REAR more to match! LOL :p

-Kirk
 
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