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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2003, 06:14 PM
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i've been looking into buying some lowering kits but there are so many options. the first thing i thought when i wanted to lower my car was belltech spindles and do it the right way, but there 2 inch spindles wont work with stock rims.
the 1.5 inch front/back drop is like $289 for all 4 springs but will i really see a big diffrence and is it really work the 289 for only 1.5 inches. If not belltech then what would anyone suggest i get to lower my car? i dont want too low, something streetable. another issue is caster and camber. if i get the lowering springs can i adjust caster and camber enough that i dont get crooked wearing tires?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2003, 06:27 PM
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You shouldnt have a tire wear problem with Hotchkis springs if you have a proper alignment. If you do its probably something in your front end that isnt keeping it aligned (ie ball joints). If you really want a 'lower' drop, then Hotchkis might not be for you. Eibachs , I think, will give you more. Only thing is that over time, they settle more and more, causing rubbing. I am not to familiar with others out there, like sprint, so I will leave that up to someone else to answer. I Have the Hotchkis setup. Check my link below to see the stance. Does anyone know if DJM makes quality springs? They claim 2-3" drop on a caprice. I have purchased from them when i was into sport trucks and had no problems. DJM caprice drop

BTW: Check out the group purchase section. There are great prices With FREE shipping on Hotchkis products. $218 for all 4 springs arent bad.
I would highly recommend some good shocks too. But it all depends how much you are willing to spend.
Hals (best shock out there according to owners here) $500+
Bilsteins = $260-300 (shox.com)
Use the search feature and you will find tons of info.
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2003, 08:52 PM
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I had a set of Intrax springs in my Caprice and I didnt have any problems with them. They lowered the car 1.8" . I bought them from Summit Racing for $189.00 if I remember right.
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2003, 09:06 PM
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I dropped my Caprice with a set of stock SS springs and it was a waste of time.

I have Intrax on the SS, and I love them. Combined with the wheel/tire combo, it handles amazingly well (stock bars). Not in the weeds low, just low enough. I DRIVE it, too. Daily, road trips, racing, you name it. Soft enough to soak up small bumps, stiff enough for silly on-ramp speeds.
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2003, 09:44 PM
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check my sig.

I have ST's on the front and Hotchkis on the rear, I realy like the way the car sits with this spring combo, I used to have the Hotchkis in the front as well but the front was a little to high for my taste, the car is 100% every day drivable and I don't have any rubbing problems at all.
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-11-2003, 07:34 PM
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I have a set of sprint springs for sale. I will sell them for $100.00 plus buyer pays shipping. For caprice, impala and wagons. Front 2" and rear 3". Let me know man. Nice set up and look, just ask around others will tell you. Mine is bagged now. [email protected] John
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