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Old 09-10-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Need new shocks and springs on car that occasioanlly sees track time

2000 Z28. It sees track time every now and again.

I don't mind harshness, but I'd like to retain as much factory ride height as possible. Also, I don't know what happens to factory geometry when it's lowered.

Since it's an old car that sees maybe 2 track days a year, budget is the word.
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2000 Z28. It sees track time every now and again.

I don't mind harshness, but I'd like to retain as much factory ride height as possible.
Why is this, do you want to keep ground clearance?
Either way you can stick with your stock springs as long as they are not sagging.
Do a search here and in the suspension section there are topics like this all the time. You will want a sport shock, not a drag shock (so stay away from QA1s, Afco, Strange) and look into Bilstiens, KYB AGX, and Konis. Depending on budget you can always get a custom valved shock as well.
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I'm more worried about messing up suspension geometry and having a worse handling lower car.

Ground clearance is nice, but it's not a deal breaker. I don't want to slam it, but a mild drop wont have me scraping anything.
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KW has a coilover kit for the 2000 Camaro.

They are height adjustable only by spring pre-load and that means that the suspension gets stiffer when raised and softer when lowered.
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kind of out of the budget.
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