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Old 01-01-2007, 09:08 PM   #1
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i just got my car weighed at 1920 pounds its on the stock supension right now and is sitting about 16 inches from the rear quarter lip to the hub centers. i plan on going with ground controls at 450/350 and some agx's will i beable to get the tire top on a 195 /60/14 to get within an inch of the quater panels lip?
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bump steer ftl. I'll take some pics of my perches where the car sits tomorrow, and you can extrapolate ride height from perch position.

I've raised it from this height since:
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so will they bealbe to take me down that low with being at this weight?
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mxv how did you get her so light?can it be daily?
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so will they bealbe to take me down that low with being at this weight?
oh yeah, I never rubbed and drive the car hard. I had blown dampers that low too.
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That's pretty light. I'd like to know the recipe myself.
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GCs with 450/350 is what I have in my car.... rides well.... combined with the koni's and the FM mounts.

But there are a few considerations.... The GCs are considerably shorter springs than the stock. Hence combined with the adjustable perch you can lower the car. The weight shouldn't really matter as much, since you have so much adjustable play.

However, you should consider the impacts of a "shorter spring" and what that will do with the shocks.... I would make sure you consider things like the FM upper mounts, otherwise, you'll be on the bump stops for sure. I found a major difference going from the apex springs with my koni's (which had sagged big time) to the GCs... ride was much more controlled, and the suspension travel was back a bit... making all the difference...

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I'm running some stiff GCs with Bilsteins and FCM mounts, and I'm as low or lower than the pic that hustler posted. So yes, very possible.

The FM or FCM mounts are a must at this height though. At least go with the FCM 46mm linear bumpstops, but seriously consider buying the whole enchilada.
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I'm running some stiff GCs with Bilsteins and FCM mounts, and I'm as low or lower than the pic that hustler posted. So yes, very possible.

The FM or FCM mounts are a must at this height though. At least go with the FCM 46mm linear bumpstops, but seriously consider buying the whole enchilada.
Def get the 46 mm at bare minimum. I've never used th FM mounts, but I have the FCM package on mine w/ Konis/Older FM springs and I like them a LOT, and I sit low...I think 11.75 hub to center in rear and 11.5 hub to center up front?
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I'm running some stiff GCs with Bilsteins and FCM mounts, and I'm as low or lower than the pic that hustler posted. So yes, very possible.

The FM or FCM mounts are a must at this height though. At least go with the FCM 46mm linear bumpstops, but seriously consider buying the whole enchilada.
I have both fcm's and the fc's.
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FCM up front and FM in the rear?
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FCM up front and FM in the rear?
fcm bumps all the way around, fcm mounts up front, fm rear.
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Why the FMs in the rear? Do they have more travel than NB/FCM mounts?
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