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Old 07-16-2003, 08:04 PM
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I have a few questions about lowering a 67 camaro. First off, is it worth it? I know it probably looks cool but does it actually make the car handle better? Lowering springs are expensive and I don't want to throw down that much dinero if a regular pair of springs will do just as good. Also is it better to lower the whole thing, front coils and rear leafs, or just the front? And lastly, are multi-leaf springs worth buying over the factory mono-leaf?
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Old 07-17-2003, 11:42 AM
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Hey Chevy, I think you'll be happy with lowering your car. Personally I like mine as low as possible (about 4-6" of frame clearance). Lowering springs will be stiffer than stock making it handle better and lower. I would lower the back as well. I kept the mono's on the back of mine because I heard they squat better than multi's. I would buy a coil over kit for the rear to remove the leafs all together, and it makes the rear ride height adjustable. It's been said that coil overs are the roughest ride out of all the options, but I've never been concerned with ride since I don't take my rods on long trips anyways. I'm more concerned with looks and handling, and they produce both.
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Hey thanks man, I think i'll drop her down. I never thought about gettin better squat from the monos, but that does make sense. Do you have any suggestions on spring companies? PST sells a complete lowering kit by hotckis for about $550.
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Old 07-18-2003, 09:35 AM
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Don't ask me about companys, because the one that has the lowest price usually gets my business . I guess I'm just a cheap bastard....:p
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On my last Trans Am I removed the body to frame bushings in the front and replaced them with 1/4" Steel spacers. It lowered the body down 1 1/2" and made it corner better. I didn't notice any bad vibrations or anything else. I would do it again myself.
It the rear I used 2" lowering springs.
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Old 07-21-2003, 09:37 AM
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When you did that Custom, did you have to change anything else?
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Old 07-21-2003, 06:04 PM
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Did you get any rubbing on the frame or the body when you put the washers in?

sorry, 1/4 spacers, not washers.
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If memory serves right it was relativly easy no major problems. I seem to remember that there might have been a spot on the core support, and maybe the inner fenders that needed to be ground down a little. But otherwise there was enough play in the steering shaft to make it work. And watch the brake lines so they dont get crimped.

Wow it's been 15 years, oh how time flys.

If you make the bolts tight and use lock tight there should not be any rubbing. Oh and I didn't use any rubber either.
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