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Guys,

I am in the processes of lowering my Z. I got the back completed. Did the turn until 2 threads are showing(no bushing cutting). Now I am working on the front. How do you know when to stop turning the bolt to make it low enough?? I am turning it and sometimes it seems the entire bolt is turning and the bushing at the bottom is just turning ??!!

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I dont know how to lower any cars but i know a guy who lowered his vette and he hates it cus the car is already low and sometimes too low to come out of parkinglots. Now you're gonna make it twice as rough to drive and everything is gonna rattle loose. in a couple of years you'll have a rattle trap cus you're car is gonna drive like a truck instead of being smooth like its set up to be
 

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That is absolutely false. I have a lowered Z, come drive it anytime, it does not ride any harder. The lowering is recommended by the General to improve cornering performance. I had a hard time in the front too, but just keep turning until the gap is gone between the bushing and the spring. It helps to jack up the spring a little bit to remove some of the tension, this may help in turning the bolt.

Dave, did you get it done? Call again tonight if you need help with it ... Steve
 

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Steve,

I gave up for the day after I talked to you on the phone. I am gonna continue with it after work today. I just need to get that spring up higher(put wood under my jack).

As far as RedZ06Vettes comments I agree with you Steve. I have never heard anyone complain about a lowered Z, except for the occasional driveway scape. As far as everything ratting apart after lowering the car that is a joke. What does a lowered car and build quality have in common ?? It is almost like saying we are driving junk. But of course "Red" you are entitled to your opinion. I just read it and took it as a joke post at first, before I realized you were actually serious....

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I lowered my car last week.
I lifted the front up on jack stands, wheels off and used a 10 mm box wrench with a piece of pvc pipe over it to give me more leverage and turned them until they would turn no more.
Brought it down about a ½".

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On 2001-07-11 15:32, FRC Tom spewed forth this drivel:
I lowered my car last week.
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Hey Tom, I thought you always raised your front end!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif

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OUCH Bob.
That was lowering the back and not the front and it's still in the body shop. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif
 

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proexpert,

I you say that its not and stiffer after lowering it then i'll believe that. maybe there is a difference in the type of vette. The guy i know lowered his 98 vette and he said its way harder. If you were closer to cali i would come see if i like it or not since im getting mine soon. If its that easy to lower your Z then i just might give it a shot. a 1/2 inch isnt so bad /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 
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