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2 '' or 3 drop on Sunfire 2001
Monday, October 29, 2012 5:03 PM
Hello i'd like to ask if anyone can help , i wanna lower my 2001 Sunfire and noticed my rear is a little higher than the front (its has the stock suspension) so are 2 inch lowered shocks all around good i've noticed some kits say 2'' in front and 1.9'' in back ???

Also, just springs or coil over ? Thanks.
Here is my car :



Re: 2 '' or 3 drop on Sunfire 2001
Monday, October 29, 2012 8:13 PM
If you plan on dropping it over 2" you'll need to run coilovers.
and I don't mean craptastic ebay special coilovers on some KYBs.

For a cheaper drop, go with some Koni yellows or Tokico d-specs and Eibach Sportlines.

Personally I'm running d-specs and ground control coils on 6" springs, wish I woulda went with a full coilover set-up, but whatever.




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Still not low enough for a signature.

Re: 2 '' or 3 drop on Sunfire 2001
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:31 AM
Above method is spot on, but if you want my SWAGGER advice... then read on...



*Cut and weld your front strut towers 2" higher. Same for the back, except 1.9 inches. Some hood modifications may be necessary as well. You could also go above and beyond and add 6" to your towers for a nice and clean "tucked look.... although more cutting and welding will be required for almost all suspension parts... and frame/fenders.

Good luck and why primer grey?







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Re: 2 '' or 3 drop on Sunfire 2001
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:55 PM
I have no issue with my sport-lines is only a 1.7 front drop and a 2.3 rear but I'd say it's low enough.

If your gonna go lower then that your gonna need coils-overs or bags.



I miss my Cavalier, even if it made 100 hp on a cold day and had more suspension then it deserved.
Re: 2 '' or 3 drop on Sunfire 2001
Thursday, November 01, 2012 12:34 PM
Thanks for the replies. What does *Indicates BS mean ?
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Re: 2 '' or 3 drop on Sunfire 2001
Thursday, November 01, 2012 12:36 PM
Grey primer cause i'm only painting in april after the winter.
Re: 2 '' or 3 drop on Sunfire 2001
Friday, November 02, 2012 9:44 AM
Twenty4z wrote:

If you plan on dropping it over 2" you'll need to run coilovers.
and I don't mean craptastic ebay special coilovers on some KYBs.

For a cheaper drop, go with some Koni yellows or Tokico d-specs and Eibach Sportlines.

Personally I'm running d-specs and ground control coils on 6" springs, wish I woulda went with a full coilover set-up, but whatever.


Grayscale wrote:

I have no issue with my sport-lines is only a 1.7 front drop and a 2.3 rear but I'd say it's low enough.

If your gonna go lower then that your gonna need coils-overs or bags.


you guys are forgetting road magnets.

mine have settled to 2.5" on my d-specs.





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Re: 2 '' or 3 drop on Sunfire 2001
Friday, November 02, 2012 10:59 AM
Pat Maher wrote:

Thanks for the replies. What does *Indicates BS mean ?
*Indicates BS

^^ BS = Bull Sh.. = he was making a joke=) i.e. don't try anything he mentioned 0.o



Re: 2 '' or 3 drop on Sunfire 2001
Friday, November 02, 2012 3:34 PM
well i just bought a grinder and a welding machine !



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Re: 2 '' or 3 drop on Sunfire 2001
Friday, November 02, 2012 4:42 PM
Do it! Raise the strut towers!!!




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Still not low enough for a signature.

Re: 2 '' or 3 drop on Sunfire 2001
Monday, November 05, 2012 7:08 PM
Ill cut the ones off this parts car i got then you can just bore out the hole on yours and throw these ones i got on . Welding be overkill tho...cpl sheetmetal screws should do i think )




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