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PostSubject: Dropped the nose a bit   Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:05 pm

After seeing Als car lowered, I decided to get off my ass, and set mine up with the rake I wanted. I took the stock uncut set of 9C1 springs that Mark Ross had given me, and cut one coil+2" out of it, then sanded and painted them before install.
I will get an alignment tomorrow, and be good to go until I can get another steering box with less play. scratch


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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:22 pm

That looks much better!

(but cut another 1/2 coil!) Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:44 pm

that does look pretty nice.

How does it ride with the cut springs?
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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:57 pm

bfurches wrote:
that does look pretty nice.

How does it ride with the cut springs?
I rides the same same as stock. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:22 pm

Look great man, I really like it!

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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:33 pm

looks good

but... it would look better like this.. Laughing Laughing



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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:56 pm

Looks awesome! I'd go lower, but who am i to talk. I have one half lowered and the srings for the other buried in the basement
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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:51 pm

I might go lower. After seeing the photoshop of it, I feel I did not go far enough. That pic ruined my glory. Like a Star @ heaven
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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:07 am

i figured u would like that Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:37 am

Much better, but i'd go lower too Razz Give it a bit, might settle a little more.
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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:47 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
I might go lower. After seeing the photoshop of it, I feel I did not go far enough. That pic ruined my glory. Like a Star @ heaven

Well if that's true I certainly wouldn't park next to Anthony on Sunday.
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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:00 pm

The front wagon springs are the same as the impala SS springs, so if you only cut 2" of a coil, you are probably still taller than stock. I have 9C1 springs with one full coil cut off and love it. Stock wheels are even with the top of the fender lip... yet I still have room for 235/75R15 snow tires in the winter!

If I were to do it again, though, I would only cut off 3/4 coil.
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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:40 pm

The car has settled now, and the tire is even with the lip. It looks awesome. cheers

And the frame is resting on the ZQ8 bump stops. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:46 pm

You should probably trim them bumpstops then eh?
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PostSubject: Re: Dropped the nose a bit   Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:59 pm

Fishah wrote:
You should probably trim them bumpstops then eh?
That is what the rust on the frame is doing. Razz
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