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Old 11-13-2017, 07:10 PM   #1
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I don't know if any one makes drop spindles for C4 cars or if they did if they are still around?
I have a 91 ZR1 I would like to lower.
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I don't know if any one makes drop spindles for C4 cars or if they did if they are still around?
I have a 91 ZR1 I would like to lower.
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There isn't and never was what you mention!
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I hope you fail in this endeavor.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:07 PM   #4
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Geeze awfully harsh for a simple question guys. At least he is asking a legit question unlike another person on this forum.
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Geeze awfully harsh for a simple question guys. At least he is asking a legit question unlike another person on this forum.
Might as well put one of those big gay fins on the back ...
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Might as well put one of those big gay fins on the back ...
You mean like the new ZR1 has
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You mean like the new ZR1 has
I hope not ... If there is then I'm sure its at least functional.
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Geeze awfully harsh for a simple question guys. At least he is asking a legit question unlike another person on this forum.
I understand what a "drop spindle" is and I assumed the OP does also, thought the a short and direct answer should be understood by the OP and I doubt it offended him!
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I understand what a "drop spindle" is and I assumed the OP does also, thought the a short and direct answer should be understood by the OP and I doubt it offended him!
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I understand what a "drop spindle" is and I assumed the OP does also, thought the a short and direct answer should be understood by the OP and I doubt it offended him!
I think this is the response Space was referring to...

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I hope you fail in this endeavor.
Not sure why the hostility for a legitimate question.
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Not sure why the hostility for a legitimate question.

If your going to build a low rider then start with an impala ...
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There is a very good reason to lower the spindle verse just lower the spring mount point, you maintain suspension geometry if done right. Now we never heard from the OP how MUCH he wants to lower his car.

Let's all just take a breather and see how much he wants to ruin... ahem, lower his Z before jumping down his throat.
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I guess I am just curious what the drop rate would be.

How low do you plan to go?

Many people claim their C4 is low enough or even too low factory for their taste.

There are some that lower different ways, and some naturally get lowered based on performance replacement springs.

Unless this is going to be parked for car shows... a slammed c4 will slam in to everything.

if you want crazy low stuff or lower than you see in a typical lowered c4 air bags would be the answer IMO.

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There is a 40 dollar or so kit available that includes the new front suspension wedges and bolts for the rear to drop an inch and a half. That's about as low as you can go without running into real issues.
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Dropped spindles are available for C5, C6 and C7 Corvettes to maintain proper suspension geometry on a lowered car. https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...p-spindle.html
The op was no doubt thinking among those lines.

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Wow I never expected to see such negative responses pattern day trader you sir are a classic Douchebag it is my car and I will do with it as I please.

For the rest thank you for the information, I have had a bunch of C4 Corvettes and have lowered every one of them I am a competitive autocrosser and lowering helps make them fast I thought since the ZR1 is a bit of a special car I would try to lower it the right way.
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Wow I never expected to see such negative responses pattern day trader you sir are a classic Douchebag it is my car and I will do with it as I please.
Dan
Lol ... Sounds like your low rider project isn't going to happen ....
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Lowering one is not so hard lots do it here, the 4x4 stance they have could use a little help just dont go overboard.
Get a good 4 wheel alignment..being an autocrosser you probably already know that.
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I am a competitive autocrosser and lowering helps make them fast
That's amusing.
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Wow I never expected to see such negative responses pattern day trader you sir are a classic Douchebag it is my car and I will do with it as I please.

For the rest thank you for the information, I have had a bunch of C4 Corvettes and have lowered every one of them I am a competitive autocrosser and lowering helps make them fast I thought since the ZR1 is a bit of a special car I would try to lower it the right way.
Thanks
Dan

Teach me master

How many have you had?

How have you lowered them?

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