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Old 11-08-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default How to lower a C5 on stock bolts

I've heard some talk about lowering a C5 on stock bolts but I cant find a how to thread on this. Maybe I'm not searching on the right words or something. If anyone knows of a how to article on this would you please post a link to it.

I would be interested in hearing from those who have done this mod. Pros/cons/comments. How much will this lower the car?

Thanks.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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Click the first link you see...

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=How+do+I+lo...stock+bolts%3F
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:53 AM   #3
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Easy as a Sunday morning...., just watch the speed bumps, and your driveway.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:45 AM   #4
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Just lowered mine all the way down on on stock bolts.

Gotta measure again, but after about 40 mi - from jacking points and front/rear cradle dropped an inch...

Fender wheel lip to ground was about 6 - 7/8 drop...
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:53 AM   #5
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I have had no problems since lowering on stock bolts
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:14 AM   #6
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I've heard some talk about lowering a C5 on stock bolts but I cant find a how to thread on this. Maybe I'm not searching on the right words or something. If anyone knows of a how to article on this would you please post a link to it.

I would be interested in hearing from those who have done this mod. Pros/cons/comments. How much will this lower the car?

Thanks.
What keywords did you use? In what sub-forum did you search?

FYI, going any lower than the GM suggested 5/8-3/4" may result in a harsher ride than you want. You may have to change out the shocks due to loss in suspension travel. Definitely get an alignment after everything settles.
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I've heard some talk about lowering a C5 on stock bolts but I cant find a how to thread on this. Maybe I'm not searching on the right words or something. If anyone knows of a how to article on this would you please post a link to it.

I would be interested in hearing from those who have done this mod. Pros/cons/comments. How much will this lower the car?

Thanks.

At the top of this section in the red bar click on Other
Then click on Tech Tips
Then slide over and click C5
And you'll see an entire list of Tech Tips including how to Lower a C5

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Old 11-09-2011, 01:48 PM   #8
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http://www.z06vette.com/forums/f117/...our-c5-107705/

http://www.frankhunt.com/FRANK/hobbi...5_Lowering.htm

http://www.2phast.com/Corvette/lower.htm

http://www.101corvetteprojects.com/t...r-c5-corvette/

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:25 PM   #9
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After lowering be sure to add frame savers to protect rocker panels which evidently are no longer available. Also add rollers to front crash bars (radiator supports) to protect front end from steep driveways.
A&A sells the frame savers or make your own out of flat aluminum bar stock.
Black skateboard wheels with sealed bearings work well, use two on each side of crash bar.
I used longer bolts in rear for more adjustment.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:08 PM   #10
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Lowered fully on stock bolts

Pros

Looks more like a sports car than a 4 x 4, handles better.

Cons

Got to stay alert for speed bumps and drives etc.

Slammed with front bolts removed and longer rear bolts.

Pros

Looks amazing

Cons

Ride has definitely deteriorated but who cares with looks like that !!!
Got to stay even more alert for speed bumps and drives etc.

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Old 11-09-2011, 07:49 PM   #11
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Where u from. Can't see from my phone. Its sooooo easy
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:29 PM   #12
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Not hard unless you have the F45 suspension and then you will most like have to remove the front shock and the lower attachment points to get at the bolts.
Once lowered make sure you have a 4 wheel alignment done. Finally lowering is fine as long as you don't mind the harsher ride, and you watch driveways, speed bumps and ramps. Also not good if you have an ACI front splitter unless you are real careful.
I do have an ACI and if I don't get the angle just right backing out of my drive (and it is not a high slope) I drag the splitter.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:30 PM   #13
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Lowered fully on stock bolts

Pros

Looks more like a sports car than a 4 x 4, handles better.

Cons

Got to stay alert for speed bumps and drives etc.

Slammed with front bolts removed and longer rear bolts.

Pros

Looks amazing

Cons

Ride has definitely deteriorated but who cares with looks like that !!!
Got to stay even more alert for speed bumps and drives etc.
mines slammed on WCC Bolts fornt and rear. Great look. got the plate to go with the low look..lol
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #14
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Lowered fully on stock bolts

Pros

Looks more like a sports car than a 4 x 4, handles better.

Cons

Got to stay alert for speed bumps and drives etc.

Slammed with front bolts removed and longer rear bolts.

Pros

Looks amazing

Cons

Ride has definitely deteriorated but who cares with looks like that !!!
Got to stay even more alert for speed bumps and drives etc.
When you say "stay alert for speed bumps", do you mean you can't go over them, or can you go over them very slowly?
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I love how mine looks lowered.....

But I don't like the harsh ride. I'm going to put mine back up a bit to see if I can remedy the jolts I'm taking on bumps.

Just remember on the fronts to not force the nut, you have to support the spring itself to take the pressure off the bolt to make it easy to turn.

The hardest part was jacking it up and removing the wheels!!
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When you say "stay alert for speed bumps", do you mean you can't go over them, or can you go over them very slowly?
Both. It depends on how tall the speed bump is.
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