Drag Racing Tech - Front Ride Height Too High, Suggestions to Lower?
10-19-2004, 04:52 PM
I thought this would be the best section to post in because the car's primary purpose is for the drag strip.
After removing the complete HVAC, Front Bumper Support, Power Steering, Lightweight Battery, and just about everything else not neccessary, the front of the car has the ride height of a 4X4.
A few people have said that looked like a launch picture the front end was so damn high, but I was sitting in the burn out box. :punch:
What would be the most cost effective and proper way to lower the front end? Are adjustable shocks and drag springs the only option?
Thanks very much in advance for any input.
10-19-2004, 04:55 PM
the BEST option would be to go a HAL or similar setup yes..then you will benefit from the weight transfer and control the ride height.
10-19-2004, 11:03 PM
You need to slam that bitch.
10-20-2004, 05:05 PM
I am using HALS and stock springs.They work great and rides like stock.
You can adjust your ride height and shock setting (4 street and 2 track works for me).
10-20-2004, 06:07 PM
Thanks for the responses.
Are Hal Stocker R's my only option for a true 90/10 shock? I've read something in the past reguarding afco shocks, but haven't seen any sponsors that sell them. After some searching its seems like no one makes a plain old 90/10 for the 93-02 camaro.
Has anyone been able to modify the shock towers or anything else neccessary to make a comp engineering or similar 90/10 work in the front? $450 is a lot of money for a couple HAL shocks that I will never adjust, compared to the $50 or $60 each for a simple 90/10.
02 Silver Z
10-21-2004, 07:02 PM
I feel your pain my friend. My front end is also setting high since removing basically everything you mentioned. As for a cheap front drag shock for these 4th gens, they literally don`t exist. (Yet anyway). The most cost affective route would be HALs at this point, as they offer both ride height adjustability along with the obvious benefits of compression/rebound tuning . But if you think they are expensive, don`t even look at the Afco`s!! :eek2: I myself am going to ride this winter out and see if Lakewood or C/E comes out with an "affordable" 90/10 front shock. If they do, I`ll go that route and keep the 4x4 look. If they don`t, I`ll go with the Hal R`s. Just my opinion.
10-22-2004, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I think i'm going to go with the HAL Stocker R shocks. Looks like Thunder Racing has them on special now, so i'm going to jump on it. :drive:
10-22-2004, 02:33 PM
One more question if you don't mind. Will I need anything else to make these shocks work with the stock spings? I've read a few things reguarding bmr spring cups that are needed to mount the shocks, but bmr's site claims they are only needed for lowering springs. Will I have any problems installing the Stocker R's with the stock springs?
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