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    Default How do I reduce my ride height just a little more?

    I've got the Sachs kit and I'd like her to be another 0.75" lower all around. Is there any easy way to achieve that? Will it mess up my suspension geometry/handling?
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    Bags of sand in the rear footwell.
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    I agree, sandbags.

    Do you have the 3mm front spring pads? Stock is 9 so you can get a 6mm drop. No clue on the rear
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    Default Lower.

    let down your tyres. that should lower it that bit more....
    lowering will affect your geometry, particularly increasing camber in the rear. this can lead to premature tyre wear.Name:  P2040041s.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by stx133
    let down your tyres. that should lower it that bit more....
    lowering will affect your geometry, particularly increasing camber in the rear. this can lead to premature tyre wear.
    How much are you lowered?
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    My fronts wear more on the inside than my rears right now. hehehehe.


    3mm pad in the front..and if you want lower in the rear...put it on the lower of the two settings?

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    how low can you go....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.Hay



    if it was a poll, this would get my vote
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    13.00 @ 100mph in the Can-Am with a 462 pump gas street tires
    9.97 @ 135mph in the dead Regal with the small motor
    8.58 @ 158mph (est.) with the 632 project
    Quote Originally Posted by stx133
    how low can you go....
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