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Old 06-20-2010, 07:56 PM   #81
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any particular negatives to this suspension geometry wise or change with pinion angle. I figure 1/2" isn't enough to cause problems, I'm taking it's more of a "looks" thing but in a sense, slightly helping lower the rear's center of gravity.

The only geometry change you should see is with the LCAs. You will need relocation brackets to retain stock settings
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Man I just saw this and I just put the rear end back in the car last weekend oh well not that hard to drop the springs out
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I just did this last night. Took about 30 mins. One thing I would add if it's not already been said, I boiled the hose first for a couple of mins and put soap on the first coil of the spring. Slid on really good. I used the 1/2" heater hose as well and was having problems getting the hose to go on
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I just did this last night. Took about 30 mins. One thing I would add if it's not already been said, I boiled the hose first for a couple of mins and put soap on the first coil of the spring. Slid on really good. I used the 1/2" heater hose as well and was having problems getting the hose to go on
I used Fluid Film to slide it on, but soap will work just fine as well.
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thought it might interest anyone looking to lower the rear a bit more. http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/suspen...-interest.html
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:01 AM   #86
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the hose mod still provides more lowering. not trying to bash your product but i dont think that the hose mod is so unsafe that someone would rather buy new isolators over 3 feet of heater hose that costs around 3 bucks.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:13 AM   #87
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hey no problem at all. not really a product just something I had made im not looking to make tons for profit or anything. Not going to turn this into any argument especially in the hose mod 'sticky' just thought i'd give it a mention since its after the same end result
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:08 PM   #88
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Yeah not try-n to down talk anybody but i've run the hose mod on a couple of F-body's with no prob. & the hose can be bought at any auto parts store.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:44 PM   #89
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I've got a set of Nasty's isolators on the car, although she's still up in the air while I work the exhaust setup out. Hopefully I'll be able to get some pictures of it Saturday, just in case anyone is interested in the height with the slimmer isolators.

Sure as hell wasn't expecting something as big as the stock isolators to fall out when I pulled the springs, though.
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I may try this. I put softer springs out back, but im tired of sitting on the bump stop. Might pull the stock ones out and do it.
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I did the HH mod today on my ws6.. just a few comments: the springs did not just pop out like I've read.. There was no way I could get them without unbolting the shock and even then it took some serious prying to get them out.. It rides good though, no squeaks etc. Used 3 ft of 5/8" hose (1.5' on each coil, slid right on with a little lubricant spray.

I'm hoping they settle a little more, cause right now it dropped about .25".. Looks good though.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:55 PM   #92
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Yea i did this, PITA to get the springs out, but after it was done i like it.
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Yea i did this, PITA to get the springs out, but after it was done i like it.
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Here is my DD 98 with the heater hose mod and and a coil cut out of the front

I like the way it looks but the heater hose mod was a very small change.
Thinkin about taking it out and cutting the coil, and putting the isolator back on.


EDIT: The springs just fall out if you take out the lower bolt holding the shock... 3 minutes more work and it comes out like butter
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I did mine last weekend - even without unbolting the shocks, the springs and isolators almost fell out. Just a little bump with a screwdriver was all it took

fyi, 5/8's hose is waaay too big for the factory springs. I'd highly suggest 1/2 and use a good lubricant (not WD40)


the original owner of my car cut a coil off the front springs so this brought the rear down nicely... not quite level, but still enough to look great


it should also be mentioned - if you lower your rear and still have the factory PHB, your PHB and LCA's WILL squeak. I'd suggest greasing them first, hose mod, ride around the block a few times, then grease again.

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So it's 1/4-3/4 drop in the rear, stock height in the front?
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done this mod now my car swings left & right @ 100miles+ ..... i did cut 1 ring of my spring though ..... ??????
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So it's 1/4-3/4 drop in the rear, stock height in the front?
Yes. My car sits level. Will be going with Stranos or BMR springs soon and popping the isolators back in
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i will try this too!!!!!!!!!!
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I did the HH mod today on my ws6.. just a few comments: the springs did not just pop out like I've read.. There was no way I could get them without unbolting the shock and even then it took some serious prying to get them out.. It rides good though, no squeaks etc. Used 3 ft of 5/8" hose (1.5' on each coil, slid right on with a little lubricant spray.

I'm hoping they settle a little more, cause right now it dropped about .25".. Looks good though.
same here. drivers rear fell out but passenger was a PITA to get out. lots of prying. unbolted the shock and helped a little. I did the hose mod and it looks like i got between .25 and 3/8 inch. working on front now.
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