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Discussion in '2nd Generation' started by svtl399, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. svtl399

    svtl399 New Member Established Member

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    I have a 2000 vermillion lightning and im wanting to put a 3/4 drop on it. Any suggestions and the best why to do so and got pics if possible. I already have it leveled with shackles and have 2 in hangers just not installed due to the difficulty in doing so
     
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    fruhdaddy New Member Established Member

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    Mine is a 2/4 and cheapest way is cut front spring 1-1.5 coil and do 2" hangar/shackel in the rear. Mine is 1 coil cut without ISO and 2"hangar/shackel. About 2.5" drop in the front and 4" rear. Under $250 in total parts cost for this drop. Add another $50 for alignment so I have $300 invested in my drop.

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  3. WhiTriCobra

    WhiTriCobra SVT=WIN Established Member

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    That is the cheaper way to go and i got new drop shackles for cheap. check out the market section here on on lightningrodder.com OP.
     
  4. svtl399

    svtl399 New Member Established Member

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    I love the stance of your lightning! thats what im looking for because roads around here are not the best lol
     
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    SVT Phillip BAD-MPG Established Member

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    All hell just slam it till the bumper touches the ground lol
     
  6. svtl399

    svtl399 New Member Established Member

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    What if anything do you have to do to the rearend to make it all work lowered 4? Do you have to run shims and get your driveshaft shortened? Ive lowered alot of vehicles in my day and several have had to cut driveshafts to prevent vibrations
     
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    JV_92_03_10 New Member Established Member

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    I did a 3/5 drop on mine but it was not cheap. No cutting or relocating just a complete suspension change from the original. It still has a lot of daily drivability on most roads and can still tow.

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  8. svtl399

    svtl399 New Member Established Member

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    Looks good! Now i just gotta get time to get her to the ground lol post pics when complete
     
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    SVT Phillip BAD-MPG Established Member

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    What did u use to lower it? Doesn't look like a 3/5 drop.
     
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    JDM back in 03 when the truck was new.
     
  11. SVT Phillip

    SVT Phillip BAD-MPG Established Member

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    Ok kool.. You running LCA's, spring's, spindle's, hanger's, shackle's????
     
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    svtl399 New Member Established Member

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    What all did you do to lower your L? Its hammered and looks sick!!!:beer:
     
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    SVT Phillip BAD-MPG Established Member

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    Thanks!

    Bell-Tech drop spindles and eibach springs with iso's up front(3-3.5" drop) eibach hangers and 2" shackles (about 4" drop) hangers are on the highest setting I can go lower.
     
  14. svtl399

    svtl399 New Member Established Member

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    Got my 2 inch shackles and hangers already and got a set of DJM 2 inch springs on the way! cant wait to get her a little closer to earth lol How much if any shims does the rear end need with the shackles/hangers?
     

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