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Old 05-16-2006, 09:40 PM   #31
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in all honesty, i couldnt really tell a differance, until i made this little thingy:

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i say .5"-1" tops
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Yes, it looks more like 1" but 1" is huge for the frontend.
When I lowered my Firebird an inch it made a huge difference in handling and aerodynamics...picked up 10 mph.....
The only problem is bottoming out cause the under carriage clearance is reduced to 4 1/2", so watch out for speed bumps and steep driveways.
I also had to go with very firm Bilstein shocks to control the shorter travel.

BTW, when we trick our ELC rear air shocks for drag racing, it does improve traction and it raises the rear about 2 inches for a very raked look. I can just imagine what it would look like with the front dropped an inch.....
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I think it is more than 1". It is hard to tell from the pics. 35mm image vs. 85mm image, from different distances and angles ... it won't look the same.

I wish I had a controlled test and actually measured before and after.


But yea, I've been careful going over steep inclines and such. I'm getting used to it.
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I can just imagine what it would look like with the front dropped an inch.....
It would look like this Silver Bullet. Pic of my car with rear airbags and struts 3/4'* up and the front is down to the wind deflector on the ground. I can go lower but I gotta lose the plastic piece.



Sol it certainly looks more than an inch to me. I would think whatever the spring height difference is between the two is pretty close to what you lost in body height. Either way it'* a very noticable difference and for the better

My ride comfort and handling is sucky squatted front and back, Had to lose the springs for airbags and they dont respond well with little air in them. But I love the look.
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It would look like this Silver Bullet. Pic of my car with rear airbags and struts 3/4'* up and the front is down to the wind deflector on the ground. I can go lower but I gotta lose the plastic piece.
Very nice.

Was it a custom job or did it simply bolt in
Is your stabilitrak system still functional
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It was a custom job from many suppliers, no kit yet for 05GXP heres the link to original post, why dont ya bring it up the pages in lounge If you have any questions I know alot of people missed it and have been asking questions

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=53021
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