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Old 02-19-2015, 09:15 PM   #141
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Ill be doing this later on this month!
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:19 AM   #142
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Just did this mod and it looks soo much better. can't wait for this snow to be gone so I can get the car back out on the roads.
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Old 04-12-2015, 12:52 AM   #143
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Newbie question. I got the half inch hose to do this mod because the space between my wheels and the body is so huge I can freely fist it with my hand lol it just looks aweful. Anyway, I put the rear on two Jack stands, remove the wheels and then what? I don't want to die an undignified death having a spring jump at my face when removing any bolts there. People say the spring just falls out? This is the only thing keeping me from trying this mod.
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:30 PM   #144
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The rear suspension has the hang free, then you really should be able to wiggle those out, no bolt removal needed. If they are snug, I would use a spring compressor to compress them and they should fall out.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:16 PM   #145
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You will need to pull the rear shock nuts and remove the lower shock to allow the rear end to hang low enough. The jack stands go under the frame at the front of the LCA. Depending on your exhaust you will also have to pull the passenger side tire to fish that spring out. Going back together will be real easy without the isolator.
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:14 PM   #146
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from the ground to the top of the wheelwell: 27"

from the centercap to the wheelwell, 15"

from the ground to the bottom of the body, 6"

from the ground to the bottom of the wheelwell, 10.5"
I checked my measurements on what I thought was a stock height SS. My car is 15" from center of wheel to fender. On passenger side and 15.5" on drivers. Front is 16.25" on drivers side and 16" on passenger side. Looked up into the spring and it appears the stock isolator is there still. Car has 102k miles on it. So what front springs would I need to level it out as the front does sit higher.

Guessing stock isolator could be worn out.
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:33 AM   #147
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Has anyone done this mod to raise the rear a bit? My eibachs sit just a tad too low and I would like about a 1/2-3/4 inch lift if possible. If so, should I go with the thickest hose I can find?
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Has anyone done this mod to raise the rear a bit? My eibachs sit just a tad too low and I would like about a 1/2-3/4 inch lift if possible. If so, should I go with the thickest hose I can find?
Do you still have stock isolators? 3/4" raise may require a hose inside a hose. Not sure if there is enough space between coils though. Could go get a hockey puck, cut it in half, and put it above the stock isolator.
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Do you still have stock isolators? 3/4" raise may require a hose inside a hose. Not sure if there is enough space between coils though. Could go get a hockey puck, cut it in half, and put it above the stock isolator.
Still got the isolators on. Thought about spacers also
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:11 PM   #150
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Thanks for the write up, I know it's an old post but I still appreciate it being here. I did mine today.

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Thanks for the write up, I know it's an old post but I still appreciate it being here. I did mine today.

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I actually like the before and after
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Old 12-26-2016, 07:11 PM   #152
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LOL, thanks!
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:57 AM   #153
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Just did this mod and it looks soo much better. can't wait for this snow to be gone so I can get the car back out on the roads.
What does this do to the lower control arm angle?
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