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rear end lowered
« on: August 29, 2015, 03:59:31 AM »
I decided to get rid of the stink bug stance by cutting the rear springs. I brought it down by close to an inch and it now matches the front.
I used this info on how to cut the springs.
https://www.eatondetroitspring.com/cutting-coil-springs/

I got started by measuring the ride height front and rear and got to removing the rear springs. It's crazy how easy it is to remove the springs



I measured the spring and determined around 1/3 of a coil needed to be removed and got to cutting.


Got the springs back in and all done within an hour. Took the car for a ride and noticed no appreciable difference in ride quality but the looks are much better.



some may think this is ghetto but it's a free way to get better looks and you get to keep the ride quality of stock.
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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015, 08:40:38 AM »
You completely changed the properties of the spring...I'm surprised people still do this
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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015, 09:22:10 AM »
You completely changed the properties of the spring...I'm surprised people still do this
According to the posted article, it should stiffen the spring a tad which is probably a good thing.

It does look good, we have the right spring to cut, and the correct method was used to cut it.

Good info in the write up for those frustrated with our lack of suspension options.






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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2015, 10:19:05 AM »
With moderation cutting a spring is just fine. I cut half a coil off of my H&Rs and love it.

Good job 92BlackGT looks much better.
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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2015, 11:45:29 PM »
How much of a drop did u get in the rear?
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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2015, 01:07:58 AM »
it was just under an inch drop.
make sure you mark your headlight cutoff before you lower the car to make it easy to readjust the headlights!
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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2015, 01:53:13 AM »
Ok... That seems like a better option than just running H&R springs in the rear only
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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2015, 04:53:07 PM »
Definetly looks great on there 92BlackGT,guess with the limited potential of suspension components available,surely makes this a cheap alternative without compromise,  Z


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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2015, 03:07:43 AM »
Fantastic post.  I've only had my SHO for about 3 weeks and the downward dog position drives me nuts.

I'm taking a road trip this month and will see how it sits once fully loaded for a week trip with our kid.  If the ass doesn't drop down much I will surely be cutting some coil off.  I just don't want to do this mod then when we take road trips the ass is on the ground.

Does this cause any issues with droop/noise when going into driveways?  I'm assuming I would need to get an alignment after words to make sure everything is still within spec.  Is the spring loose in there at full droop?

Looks like all you did was remove the lower control arm where it meets the knuckle.  What torque was the bolt re-installed to?
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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2015, 06:59:24 AM »
I just got back from a 1500 mile road trip. I had the trunk loaded with 4 cases of Yuengling and our luggage and the rear was a bit lower but it never bottomed out and the ride was as smooth as stock. I've never had any weird noises or bangs on speed bumps, driveways or uneven bridge/roadways on the interstate.
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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2015, 07:03:41 AM »
Only 4 cases???
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If tuned:  Take note of the strategy code as you return to stock (including 3 bar MAP to 2 bar MAP) -> take car in & get it serviced -> check strategy code when you get car back -> have tuner update your tune if the strategy code has changed -> reload tune -> ENJOY!

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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2015, 07:21:34 AM »
Only 4 cases???

yea, this time. I still have some from my last bootleg of 8 cases
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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2015, 09:16:26 AM »
I just got back from a 1500 mile road trip. I had the trunk loaded with 4 cases of Yuengling and our luggage and the rear was a bit lower but it never bottomed out and the ride was as smooth as stock. I've never had any weird noises or bangs on speed bumps, driveways or uneven bridge/roadways on the interstate.
Have you ever had their ice cream?

Apparently they started making that to get them through prohibition and it is fantastic, just found it at Sams club

Yuengling black and tan ice cream FTW!

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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2015, 09:59:19 AM »
I see Greenbelt Co-op and Weis supermarkets near me carry the icecream.  I'll try it, if I don't like it, there'll be hell to pay!!!
http://www.yuenglingsicecream.com/ice-cream-near-me
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Re: rear end lowered
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2015, 10:04:41 AM »
Salted caramel and chocolate.....how could that go wrong?

 

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