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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:36 pm 
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mines not lowered and yours is some 3-4"?
i have 175lbin 2.5" coil overs in the back as well the wheel well centers are level in if not racked forward just a bitt

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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:54 pm 
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Yep, the lowest point on the front of my car is the crossmember under the oil pan Hahaha

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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:04 pm 
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my exhaust tube hang below the cross member
need to get some heddman 68610 shorties installed

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:36 pm 
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put the 275s on the back with 7/32" spacers looks better, and not near the understeer it had with them on the front...and a wash today. definitely some room for 315/35/17 in the back..:D
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yeah it needs a frame off :(
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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:09 pm 
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Sweet. Mine sits low like StreetBu's, and I think the lowering spindles on mine pushed the wheels out some, probably why they stuck out like they did.

When I had 17s, the fender lip would touch the tire if I bounced the suspension, but they cleared the frame fine (275/40/17 on 17x9.5). If I buuld another chassis to go under this I will either do a custom frame section or notch it to fit something wide like a 315 or 325.

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:28 pm 
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i dont plan on lowering the car... i need the clearance lol

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:46 pm 
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dont mind the dirt... got it washed but ran out of light...
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trimmed both sides
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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:29 am 
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Soooo what's the suspension like on the front?

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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:00 am 
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Doober wrote:
Soooo what's the suspension like on the front?

OEM stamped steel with poly bushings and 5608 springs 424lbin rate

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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:53 pm 
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upper BJs are dead... so no alignment
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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:06 am 
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Looks like I have some planning to do. I couldn't get a full turn running 17x9.5 with any less than 5.875" to clear the suspension, but that was with the Belltech spindles. I'm pretty sure yours has to be sitting lower than stock with that profile tire and such a small gap.

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:49 am 
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What is the ground to frame distance? Iirc mines 6 or 7 " from ground to the lowest point on the engine xmemeber and you stated you have roughly 3" worth of drop spindles and springs

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:59 pm 
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~5.75"of the ground
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 Post Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:37 pm 
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I would have to consult my shop manual, which is in MI of course :x

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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:54 pm 
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So update

Only issue I have been able to find is thanks to fully shoot OEM bump stops.. Is rubbing at full compression at the top of the fender.. Got a 5/16" spacer on the rear.. UN notched rear frame..
Needs a bath!
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