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just ordered nuts and sleeves for my rear coilovers. im probably going to wait till next month to order my springs. i found a black nut while looking at the a1racing.com website and ordered that (http://www.a1racing.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1746). its the same price as the gold ones, but has more holes for a spanner wrench, which i dont care about, but its black instead of gold. so, im going to have black sleeves and black nuts w/ red coils. im going to get these springs and have them powdercoated red: http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=HAL%2D12%2D175%2D350&N=700+4294925130+4294846689+4294791365+4294787535+4294868465+115&autoview=sku

 

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Welcome.  Is your Z34 white by chance?  Post up some pics in the new members section and tell us a little about it.   http://www.w-body.com/topic/47477-lowered-the-front-of-my-cutty/ is a good pl

My suspension is from space, custom a-arms to allow second gen spindles and stuff. A bunch of shit you probably don't want to deal with. The quality of Jarek's mounts is outstanding, just holding

Camber more than the caster. My cars also serving as DD's, I was running around -1.7 degrees in the front. On lots of non-street driven vehicles (not talking about w-bodies specifically. Nobody autocr

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i would add this link under the black coilover nut. it has set screws, but is gold. i havent had any problems w/ the black one (no set screws)moving, but its def possible.

http://www.a1racing.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1744

 

 

i would also add this link for springs (any of these can be used):

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsearch.asp?N=700+4294925130+4294846689+4294791365+115+4294787535

 

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i would add this link under the black coilover nut. it has set screws' date=' but is gold. i havent had any problems w/ the black one (no set screws)moving, but its def possible.

http://www.a1racing.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1744

 

 

i would also add this link for springs (any of these can be used):

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsearch.asp?N=700+4294925130+4294846689+4294791365+115+4294787535

 

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That looks to be the exact adjuster nut that comes with the Held Coil over kits.

 

Jay, you can take underbody reconditioning off that list, I never did get around to that, ran outta time. Maybe next summer, who knows.

 

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the only cars that are 1.5 gen are the lumina 1995-2001 and the monte 1995-1999 thats it, best and easieest way to tell, its all in the rear end, look at your rear strut mounts, the 1.5 gens use 3 bolt strut mounts like 2nd gen Gp's and regals, and 1st gens use a 2 bolt design that will fit aweb's rear stb

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First post updated due to dead links. Also fixed a few things.

 

 

Any questions please let me know!

 

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BUMPING THIS SO PEOPLE KNOW WHERE TO LOOK SO THEY STOP ASKING QUESTIONS BECAUSE THE ANSWERS ARE IN THIS THREAD.

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so to drop the front of my car ALL I need is to buy is the spings and change them??? NOTHING else??? I'm confussed :redface:

I would recommend new struts as well. You will blow the stockers if you don't.

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Here's another for the lowered pics:

 

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This job was done with KYB GR2 shocks all around, KYB strut mounts all around, Suspension Techniques springs up front, and a custom fabricated Flex-A-Form rear leaf.

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So Im going to try an update this thread, since this topic always seems to be coming up. So anyone with some new information please post so I can better update first post.

 

 

wanted to add that Intrax springs on 1st gen cars will drop the front suspension *at least* 3.5". before someone orders a 2 inch rear drop spring from birchmount like I did. another thing to watch out for is a 2" drop birchmount spring with pucks is same as stock pretty much. you would need more like 4 1/2" birchmount spring for it to be a close match with the intrax fronts.

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my tgp has a 3" drop birchmount, with shaved pucks (1/3 the thickness of normal) and intraxs up front.

 

 

sitting on 245-45-16

 

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my front end almost looked lower than that with the intrax springs for some reason. not sure why the rear didn't drop at all but I might go and shave the pucks at least.

 

What side of the puck do you shave?

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