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Old 05-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Sr lowering springs?

I put these on my car with an adjustable pan hard bar
At first they were fine I loved the drop and it felt like the normal springs but recently it's been getting bumpier and more jumpy and I hear a rattle in the back
Anyone know what it could be? Did I put them wrong or maybe I need an extra part?
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I was looking at these springs. From what I had read this is normal and to fix it all you need is lower control arm relocation kit or adjustable lower control arms
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I have a set but have yet to have them installed.
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I was looking at these springs. From what I had read this is normal and to fix it all you need is lower control arm relocation kit or adjustable lower control arms
Really? Awesome thanks man I thought me and my friend messed up the install
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I put these on my car with an adjustable pan hard bar
At first they were fine I loved the drop and it felt like the normal springs but recently it's been getting bumpier and more jumpy and I hear a rattle in the back
Anyone know what it could be? Did I put them wrong or maybe I need an extra part?
Get lca relocation brackets and align the panhard bar for the noise to fix. As for the jumping n hopping thats cuz ur stock struts n shocks werent meant for those springs
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Get lca relocation brackets and align the panhard bar for the noise to fix. As for the jumping n hopping thats cuz ur stock struts n shocks werent meant for those springs
Which struts and shocks should I get?
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Which struts and shocks should I get?
Any aftermarket ones will be suffice. Adj of course. Or do it like me and buy the LakeWood Drag shocks n struts
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Any aftermarket ones will be suffice. Adj of course. Or do it like me and buy the LakeWood Drag shocks n struts
Do you have a link to those?
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Do you have a link to those?
U will need the new mount which is in the description of the shocks n struts btw but for 400 for drag shocks n struts thats a bargain

http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...Drag-Strut-Kit
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U will need the new mount which is in the description of the shocks n struts btw but for 400 for drag shocks n struts thats a bargain

http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...Drag-Strut-Kit
So 510 total for the set up
How's the ride?
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Would these work to get rid of the noise?
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These springs seem like they work great, right now at American muscle they cost 145 & I would like to purchase them but my concern is that these springs are for coupes & my 95 gt is a convertible. I know they will fit but how much will they actually lower my car?
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These springs seem like they work great, right now at American muscle they cost 145 & I would like to purchase them but my concern is that these springs are for coupes & my 95 gt is a convertible. I know they will fit but how much will they actually lower my car?
About an inch and a half
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About an inch and a half
I know that 1.5 inches is lowered on coupes. I figured that maybe it wouldn't get lowered as much on my car because since it is a convertible it wouldn't weigh as much as a coupe. Do you think that it wouldn't make a difference?
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If it does, maybe a half inch I'm guessing. Not enough difference to tell between a hard or soft top being next to each other
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I know that 1.5 inches is lowered on coupes. I figured that maybe it wouldn't get lowered as much on my car because since it is a convertible it wouldn't weigh as much as a coupe. Do you think that it wouldn't make a difference?
Actually verts weigh more than coupes
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Actually verts weigh more than coupes
Oh I didn't know that, so do you think the sr performance lowering springs would lower my car a good 1.5 inches? Because these springs don't say anything about 94-98 convertibles.
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Oh I didn't know that, so do you think the sr performance lowering springs would lower my car a good 1.5 inches? Because these springs don't say anything about 94-98 convertibles.
If it is suppose to lower a coupe 1.5" then it will lower yours at least 1.5" if not a hair more.

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The thing is the rear of your car is heavier than the coupe so it might squat in the rear and possibly lower the front a hair less.
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If it is suppose to lower a coupe 1.5" then it will lower yours at least 1.5" if not a hair more.

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The thing is the rear of your car is heavier than the coupe so it might squat in the rear and possibly lower the front a hair less.
+1 I would ask AM or email SR & ask them maybe there's a reason there not listed to fit on verts!
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Because of the weight difference the spring rate is probably different. If you put coupe springs on a convert you rear is gonna bounce around everywhere an if you put convert springs on a coupe your vehicle won't be as low as the springs advertise.
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Because of the weight difference the spring rate is probably different. If you put coupe springs on a convert you rear is gonna bounce around everywhere an if you put convert springs on a coupe your vehicle won't be as low as the springs advertise.
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Would these work to get rid of the noise?
Those would make 1,000 times more noise actually.
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Those would make 1,000 times more noise actually.
Then what would I need to get rid of the noise?
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Did you get chamber plates?

I hear these solves the problem you might have.
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I put these on my car with an adjustable pan hard bar
At first they were fine I loved the drop and it felt like the normal springs but recently it's been getting bumpier and more jumpy and I hear a rattle in the back
Anyone know what it could be? Did I put them wrong or maybe I need an extra part?
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Get lca relocation brackets and align the panhard bar for the noise to fix. As for the jumping n hopping thats cuz ur stock struts n shocks werent meant for those springs
^ This is probably going to be your best bet. A Relocation bracket and re aligning the Pan hard bar should fix the noise. You're most likely just hearing the noise of stiffer Suspension components, it's pretty normal!

Lowering springs on a Stock Strut/Shock can cause some Jumping around, but only if the struts/shocks are starting to go bad. How many miles are on the car? If you drove say 20K with the stock suspension and then added lowering springs to the stock strut, it can cause it to blow out. The reasoning behind this is because your stock struts/shocks have been used with the stock spring, an aftermarket spring with a much more aggressive spring rate could cause this!

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