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Old 04-14-2006, 10:32 AM   #11
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It'* really too bad that we don't have some sort of aftermarket support for this. IMO a proper 1" drop would be just about perfect for looks and performance.
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I too have had negative experiences with RSM. I personally wouldn't send them a thin dime of my money.
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Are you not supposed to heat them because of being progressive also? I know back in the old days that was an easy way of doing it but that'* probably busted now too.
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what if your car is equipped with ride height adjustment...i was taking a look at my front shocks and they kinda look like they have those airbags in them also..is their a way to reprogram a computer so the car will actually ride lower and will only fill to that amount? if its possible i think this would be a kickass idea...then you wouldnt have to go and take everything apart along with getting new springs and hoping for the best...
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You do not have adjustable ride height in the front. Only the rear. You would have to custom fab a bracket for the rear ELC.
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I think that edelbrock makes a set of lowering springs for a few of the years of bonnevilles. Here'* an example: http://performance.drivewire.com/sus...weringkit.html

You can search for that part number on summitracing.com, and it won't list the bonneville as an application, however advanceautoparts.com does along with a few other sites.
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Those kits supposedly only cover up to 1996.

1.2" in front, 1" rear drop.

What'* so different about '97-99 suspension compared to '88-96?????
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if you don't care about ride quality and only looks cut the coils and if you do cut them get better shock absorbers preferable something adjustable. i'm not going to go into how dangerous or stupid it is to cut stock coils but if you really hate it and or you don't like your car trying to be a pogo stick and replace it with stock springs from a junk yard.

i would start with only cutting 1 coil at 1st. drive on it for a week or so and then cut more if you really think it'* needed.

good luck. send me some pics after you do it!
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if you don't care about ride quality and only looks cut the coils and if you do cut them get better shock absorbers preferable something adjustable. i'm not going to go into how dangerous or stupid it is to cut stock coils but if you really hate it and or you don't like your car trying to be a pogo stick and replace it with stock springs from a junk yard.

i would start with only cutting 1 coil at 1st. drive on it for a week or so and then cut more if you really think it'* needed.

good luck. send me some pics after you do it!
that is not recommended because we have progressive coils in the back
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I actually tied cutting my front coils before I got the lowering springs. I figured I'd actually give it a shot and worst come to worst I would get the springs.
I cut not even 3/4 of a coil off the front springs and it was TERRIBLE. My car was basically a pogo stick in the front. Soooooo annoying on the highway.
It dropped the front like an inch and it was totally not worth it.
Everyone on here always says not to do it, and although it did make sence (heavy car + cutting progressive springs = crap), I just wanted to try it.
So if your ever on the fence about it...I actually tried it and it is indeed crap.
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