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Post by 74 chevelle malibu on Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:12 am

I been looking at lowering spring or front spindles and was wondering which is better. if use front spindles how is the rear lowered? i want 2 lower whole car but want what handles the best.
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Post by coreys73chevelle on Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:25 am

spindles are better for best get both, fatmanfab has them both for decent prices thats what i want. rear is lowered by lowering springs
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Post by 74 chevelle malibu on Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:58 pm

Thanks I also found Qa1 has adjustable coilover kit for these cars and thinking that may be best.
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Post by coreys73chevelle on Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:59 pm

74 chevelle malibu wrote:Thanks I also found Qa1 has adjustable coilover kit for these cars and thinking that may be best.

yea the fatman kit come with the Qa1's
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Post by 77malibu77 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:27 pm

whats the cheap way to lower the front?? cheap but strong
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Post by IndyG3 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:45 pm

If you're looking for cheap, then get a new set of factoryreplacement springs and cut them down. Or, you can get a set of lowering springs that have a firmer spring rate. It depends on what kind of ride qualtiy you want.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:08 pm

can i just cut the ones that i have in there now?
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Post by IndyG3 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:08 am

Of course you can. New is optional. I only say to use new springs because older ones sag a little bit and might not give you a decent ride quality once you cut them.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:09 am

Get a set of springs for a 6 cylinder car with no AC on it and cut off one coil. That way you will not have as harsh a ride as with the heavier springs. JB
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:20 am

ill see. how much would new lowering springs run me im kinda tired of how it feels when i drive on a bumpy road
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:21 am

or maybe ill just keep the same springs but get drop spindles? which would be cheaper?
of course if you look in my default you can see something needs to be done, the front is way to high up. thanks guys


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Post by IndyG3 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:25 am

Drop spindles might mess up your suspension geometry. New springs are about 100 bucks for a pair, and the lowering ones like what I have where about 20 dollars more for each pair. Either way shouldn't be too expensive if you know what to look for.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:27 am

IndyG3 wrote:Drop spindles might mess up your suspension geometry. New springs are about 100 bucks for a pair, and the lowering ones like what I have where about 20 dollars more for each pair. Either way shouldn't be too expensive if you know what to look for.

which ones did you go with? kinda like how your car sits. and did you get the 2 inch drop springs?
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Post by IndyG3 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:07 am

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/GLS-S-14/

Those are the fronts that I got. They've gone up in price a little bit since I bought mine though. I will say that they do work very well on the car...it sits right, and the ride isn't bad at all.
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:35 am

Put a big block in it and it will lower itseld

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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:47 am

BlackChevelleSS wrote:Put a big block in it and it will lower itseld

lol!

and how come those springs are only 1 inch lowering springs? i at least want 2 or 3
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Post by IndyG3 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:17 pm

They do have diferent lowering rate springs. Those were the first ones that came up for me. All of that stuff should be on Summit. You also need to remember that the number that they show is an average and doesn't really factor in spring sag.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:36 pm

oh alright man thanks alot gave you street cred!
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Post by The Dude on Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:06 am

How would drop spindles mess with suspension geometry? Springs would affect it more than spindles. Drop spindles are the same physical size as factory most of the time with only the spindle itself being moved upwards. Dropped springs are going to be shorter & stiffer. Spindles are always the preferred method if you choose to keep factory ride quality. With springs, an alignment is going to be required, spring travel will be reduced, probably have to either change or adjust bump stops as well. On our cars it's not like we are limited with travel, but just something to think about when debating between the two.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:47 am

Well said, Rago. JB
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:34 am

Adjustable QA1 coil-overs - Get you whatever ride height you want. Of course, you do need to have it alligned, but they work awesome. 1000 times better than cutting the springs (I know from experience).
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Post by 77malibu77 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:55 pm

ive pretty much ruled out cutting the springs and am leaning toward drop spindles. would love to have coil overs but thats a little too much money.
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:07 pm

What do you think you're going to spend on drop spindles???
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Post by The Dude on Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:57 pm

Less if he doesn't have access to a welder. Rolling Eyes
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Post by 77malibu77 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:19 pm

i dont have access to any type of welder lol.
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