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Old 06-13-2009, 01:54 AM   #21
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this is for the rear only. to lower the front you will need lowering springs
damn i didn't want to spend much money. guess i'll start shopping.
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:57 AM   #22
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good luck with your spring shopping
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:37 PM   #23
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what's an average price for some? i've looked around from the sponsors on here, but i'm still learning about the suspension side of the house, so it's a tough choice.
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between 230- 275 for springs, and shocks can range from like 400 for a set of adjustable agx's to like 900 for koni's
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:26 PM   #25
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or 350 shipped like my bilsteins
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are you talking around 250-350 for 4 or just 2?
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:41 PM   #27
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are you talking around 250-350 for 4 or just 2?
350 shipped for all 4 shocks
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:08 PM   #28
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oh ok. that made me feel better. well i guess it's time to start shopping. you can do springs first and do shocks later correct? sorry i'm not trying to hijack this thread
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oh ok. that made me feel better. well i guess it's time to start shopping. you can do springs first and do shocks later correct? sorry i'm not trying to hijack this thread
lol i appreciate the questions. i would recommend if you are going to do both, do them at the same time. installing fronts is a major pita,so knock out everything you can at once.
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Where did you get the heater hose? I am considering doing it to my car.
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Just for the curious, I did both of my T/A's and ended up with a 26.5" height to the fender. This is on LS1 springs, not sure if theres a difference other than spring rate from the LT1's. Thats a nice ride you got hitman I should drive up to orange sometime and see those splitters
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Where did you get the heater hose? I am considering doing it to my car.
1/2 inch hose from kragen
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Just for the curious, I did both of my T/A's and ended up with a 26.5" height to the fender. This is on LS1 springs, not sure if theres a difference other than spring rate from the LT1's. Thats a nice ride you got hitman I should drive up to orange sometime and see those splitters
there may be. the wierd thing is that i have 285/40s on the back, so when i go to 275s it will be lower. haha its nice being the only LT1 TA with side splitters
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I have a question.
I just purchased Bilstein HD shocks\struts, and was told these suck in lowered applications, as they cant respond well like they do with stock height springs. Is this the case with the heater hose mod?
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So, the new lower stance comes from removing the rear isolator pretty much? Or is the heater hose actually keeping the spring from fully expanding??
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So, the new lower stance comes from removing the rear isolator pretty much? Or is the heater hose actually keeping the spring from fully expanding??
The new stance comes from removing the isolator that is 3/4" thick.
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I have a question.
I just purchased Bilstein HD shocks\struts, and was told these suck in lowered applications, as they cant respond well like they do with stock height springs. Is this the case with the heater hose mod?
its not that they suck, its that they arent valved for lowered applications. the only springs recommended for use with them are stock or the eibach slp springs
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So, the new lower stance comes from removing the rear isolator pretty much? Or is the heater hose actually keeping the spring from fully expanding??
yes it comes from removing the rear isolator. the hose is doing nothing more than stopping the spring from rubbing on the metal of the body
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its not that they suck, its that they arent valved for lowered applications. the only springs recommended for use with them are stock or the eibach slp springs
You do realize that HD and SLP rears have always been the same, don't you?
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You do realize that HD and SLP rears have always been the same, don't you?
yes i do, i made that comment based on what you told me when i asked about lowering springs
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