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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-26-2003, 06:26 PM
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I have a 93 caprice still stock height. I'm still driving with the stock 15' tires,but I want to lower it some.I don't want to lower it to low,because I might put some 20s on it in the future. So how many inches should I lower it in the front and back.Plus what kind of lower springs should I use. thanks
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-26-2003, 08:15 PM
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You have alot of choices depending on how low you wanna go and how you want the car to handle, etc.. Some springs are good for looks, but will not cut it for handling purposes. There really are alot of choices for you. However, if you want 20's, your probably not into making the car it's best, or racing it, right? So your basically going for looks here? In that case, I would go with cutting the front springs maybe a half coil to a full coil depending on how low you want it, and using some Moog rear springs which are really cheap from Summit.

That set up will get you to about stock SS height (depending on how much you cut the fronts), AND it will cost you practically nothing.

If your looking for handling, or decide to not go with 20's, I would go with Hotchkis springs. On a 95 or 96 SS it will lower it by 1 1/4 inches up front, and 1 inch in the rear. So on your caprice it will lower it quite a bit more than that due to the taller caprice springs. For the money (about 220 bucks from No Limit's), and for what these springs do, they are probably the best set up for a b-body. I have them on my car, and am extremely pleased with them. However, I'm into making the car handle like it's on rails so it all depends on what you want.
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-26-2003, 10:13 PM
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Hey bruisser I just want it lower some for the time being, I hate how high it is in the back. If I wanted it stock ss height what springs would I go with(in inches)., plus I don't want it to low just in case I do go with the 20s
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2003, 01:55 AM
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Maniac go with a set of stock SS springs, there shorter than our Caprice springs.
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2003, 04:33 AM
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Where can I get a set of the stock ss spring,and are they at a reasonable price.
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2003, 02:51 PM
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The for sale section here on the forum....there are always used stock SS springs up for sale in there at cheap prices. Or maybe you could get brand new ones from Dal.
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-28-2003, 08:02 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by maniac:
Where can I get a set of the stock ss spring,and are they at a reasonable price.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

YGM.

KW
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 02:01 AM
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I'll give dal a try, is it best that I get front and rear springs, or just the rear. I hate how high the rear is on my caprice
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