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Old 03-17-2017, 03:45 PM   #1
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Recently swapped in a Moser 12 bolt in my 02 Z28 and it raised the rear.
I have stock shocks and springs in the rear with BMR suspension pieces.

I heard this is caused by the spring perches being slightly different.

It makes my 275-40-17 look Like 225's on 15's.

What's the easiest fix?

Cutting the stock coils?
Swapping the rear shocks and springs? I feel with this even if I install a good lowering spring it still won't be low enough and I would still have to cut them.

I know coil overs would be the way to go but I don't really want to drop the $.
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You could cut the stock springs, but I'd opt to put in lowering springs. Have you looked into the Viking Coilovers? They are a great budget friendly coilover and are really good quality. You would have infinite ride height ability with them.
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I hate that extra height with a rear swap, considering cutting my springs to balance it out.
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Remember to measure when you are sitting in the car! And/or your sig. other. You can get 1/2 inch lower with passengers.
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I hate that extra height with a rear swap, considering cutting my springs to balance it out.

So this is a common thing with this moser swap?


Is it because of the spring perch?


What is the heater hose mod that guys do on here for their rear springs?
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search heater hose mod. cheap and will lower at least 1/2"
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Literally just cutting or sliding on some heater hose over the spring and removing the isolator. Not a fan of that but would like to lower the rear a bit, it's 1.25" higher than the front after I put the 9" in which looks like ****. Anyone know of an aftermarket isolator that would lower the rear? Be nice if companys that sold aftermarket rear ends would offer something like this to offset the higher perch.
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Decided to cut my factory rear coils for now and it looks much better!

I'm thinking adjustable coil overs in the rear eventually and just upgraded front struts with a pair of front lowering springs.
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No need to cut, found a isolator that lowers and not a lot of money. Much better than the ghetto heater hose I feel.

https://ls1tech.com/forums/suspensio...ower-rear.html
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Does it look like it has the z71 package? haha!
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Does it look like it has the z71 package? haha!
It did!!!

It had the 1981 Z28 rake....I was debating on installing a chrome diff cover but now it's lowered and looks like it should
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