How low can a C5 go?

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  1. Oct 6, 2009 #1

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    I was wondering how low a C5 can go safely on stock bolts? And how far on the aftermarket bolts.

    I read an article that said even on aftermarket lowering bolts, one shouldn't go lower that 2 inches. Any lower could possibly damage the stock suspension.

    What do you guys know?

    If anyone has pics of a C5 dropped on stock bolts, that would be great.
     
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    I did in on after market but Id try the stock ones first.

    It can be lowered to where you cant get a low profile jack under it. Too low imo, I ended up lowering as much as I could in the front w z51 suspension which was maybe a inch max and matched the rear.
     
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    mine is lowerd on stock bolts as far as they go i dont have pics right now

    but i ordered the extended ones they sent them out monday :D yay

    actually here is one pic
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    ^You need a wheel mod. :lol:

    Stock C5 wheels don't really suit the car IMO.
     
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    how much lower you wanna go? The front cant get any lower wo coil overs on my car and its not that low imo
     
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    some vettes can get lower than others on stock lowering bolts. some are really low, some looks stock when they are lowered all the way
     
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    standard sus vettes can go lower than z51
     
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    yea thats probably it. I never thought about it much
     
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    i have standard suspention

    i plan on removing the front bolts, i have done research on doing so as well....not quite sure yet tho.
     
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    thought about that too, I think you need a rubber pade in between though
     
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    ya, i think some sill sealer will work,
     
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    I was lowered all the way on the front bolts and had extended bolts on the back on mine. It was pretty frickin low, if you hit the brakes very hard the air dam would scape the ground.
     
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    What coil overs do y'all suggest... I've found Eibach for like 60 bucks on E-Bay. Deal or Dud?
     
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    sounds like a dud. good corvette parts arent that cheap usually
     
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    Don't think those are coilovers, maybe just eibach springs for coilovers... but a decent setup should cost around $1k
     
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    What do you guys recommend? Throw me some brands and/or sites to visit.
     
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