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Old 11-26-2008, 10:08 AM   #11
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Also the front wont take much lowering if you dont adjust the camber as airstruts do on the fly. Bonne'* turn hard and you'll shred if you dont negative camber. Negative camber chews tires on it'* own, another cost to consider when lowering. I'm halfway through 3rd set @37k miles. But a price I pay for having a Show car I treat as a daily driver. And the rear airshocks/Leveling system will defeat any efforts in the rear without major alterations.
I didnt know there were airstruts on the front, I thought they were only on the back. Also, there have been millions of cars made over the years without air suspension, and there hasnt been any problem with them being lowered and adjusted at the alignment shop. Im only wanting a 1.5" drop or so, nothing as extreme as yours. Your car looks great btw.
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Thanks. They dont have air struts in the front OEM. Just mine. And installed in a manner that gives negative camber as they lower. Bonnevilles have wider tires than most older sedans and the engineers gave them tighter clearances then most. But for an 1 to 1 1/2 inch drop you should be ok. I am searching back through the archives for one member who has done a drop that far just using springs for you, I keeping looking as I have time. I think the leveling switch can be tweaked in the rear to keep the rear airshocks in check.

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