This is a discussion on Want to lower your car? Look in here!! within the Brakes/Suspension/Chassis forums, part of the W Body Tech category; Originally Posted by GeddyLee Sticked at your request Bio! Many thanks for the great write up!! I will send you ...
please keep the thread clean of pictures besides the ones i post up in the beginning few threads. if youd like your picture added please PM it to me. i will add yours NVS.
Very Nice BIO!!!
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Great write up Bio! Thanks for taking the time to help us learn the correct way to mod our cars.
I have some new Vogtland springs in my garage waiting to go on. I was going to save a few bucks by installing them on the stock struts for now. If I understand your post correctly, this would be a bad idea? I should get GR-2's minimum, but preferably AGX's if I want them to last? Glad I saw this thread before I started turning bolts.
2002 GTP: GMPP Sway Bars, BMR trailing arms, KYB AGX/Vogtlands, 12" brake upgrade
Modified SSAC headers, K&N Intake, 3.4 MPS, S1X, Gen V, 104's, HPTuned.
honestly, i think vogtland springs will be fine for a while on stock struts. they barely even lower the car.
thanks farns, thats a pretty good compliment coming from you.
In regards to the GR-2 Struts. I had them on my only GP GT with my SSC Gen IIs and honestly they rode a lot rougher than my current AGX/SSC Gen II setup does. If you are looking into saving a bit of money, go with the GR-2s but if you can hold out a little while longer and get the AGX's, just look for the best price, you can generally find them from around $400/450 up to $500 with shipping usually.
With the AGX's you can control better your struts stiffness a lot better than with the GR-2 that have no control. I switch mine up frequently depending on what I am doing. If I am driving home to Louisville to see the folks, I set them 1 on the front front struts and leave the rears on 2. It gives the car a more bouncy luxury car like feel. For when I am driving to work and around town, I set the fronts to 2 to give the car a bit more stability. And if I goto the track, I set the rears to 3, the stiffest setting, and leave the fronts at 2.
Just some food for thought
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4x4 (The baby hauler )
St. Louis MO
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Nice write up Bio. Best one I've ever seen on this subject! How about more info on cutting the bump stops, like pics of a stocker next to a cut down one. Wouldn't the suspension actually bottom out with a cut down bumper? Seems to me that even if you are lowered, you still would not want the car to jounce lower than the stock bump stops would allow. I'm getting ready to install AGXs with SSCs and have not yet decided if I'm going to cut the bump stops or leave them alone.
if you dont cut the bump stops for that little extra travel then youll be riding on them all the time which is a very rough ride. it literally feels like you car is bottoming out. ask me how i know.
Great write up and information bio. I just ordered SSC and anti-pogo washers to compliment my 18's I just got. When I put them on I'll definitely send you some pics to put up on here.
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05 M6 PBM GTO - Corsa exhaust, aem intake, bmr drag bags. More whenever I haz monies
good job bio, u finally got off your ass and did something j/k.
now, how about a sticky about wheels? :P
im working on it.
then you bottom out the struts on themselves, which is way worse. do not take them out.
posted a couple new pictures of intrax springs. that car has such an awesome stance. any wbody id get would definitely have those springs on it.
bio, what rims are on that red car? those are not bullits or am i blind?
That gold car looks familer..haha
nice info Bio..
We needed something like this a long time ago..