Trying to get low

Discussion in 'Street Suspension' started by 992dr, Dec 28, 2017.

Sponsored By: DJM Belltech
  1. 992dr

    992dr Full Access Member

    Posts:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    353
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    N.C.
    Name:
    Sam
    I honestly don't know. It doesn't seem like it from the ride quality.

    Any time.

    I notice now my front lip hits when going through dips or up slight inclines. I feel like a tuner car having to go at an angle to clear inclines or dips, haha.

    I think you're on to something with the wheel/tire combo. Unfortunately I don't plan to go any bigger than 18s at this time. Current stockers will be on for a while until I get my suspension squared the I'm planning on 18s

    I didn't think so, about the alignment. But thought I'd ask.

    I will check my shocks this weekend to be sure about the length.


    Thanks for the info, I'll check mine this weekend and see what they come out to be and go from there.


    Thanks a bunch
    I appreciate everyone's help
     
    Galante likes this.
  2. Rocket Man

    Rocket Man Sometimes A Dumbass Supporting Member

    Posts:
    8,061
    Likes Received:
    9,761
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2014
    Location:
    Oregon
    Name:
    Mark
    If you don't have shock extenders in the rear you need some. The front fenders you can roll the inside lip pretty easy with a hammer just be careful not to do it so you see it on the outside.
     
  3. 992dr

    992dr Full Access Member

    Posts:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    353
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    N.C.
    Name:
    Sam
    Yes sir, I do have the extenders. Though I'm not too fond of the DJM style. I'd prefer the Bell Tech but they are not compatible with the DJM link relocating kit.

    Can I use the ole baseball bat method?

    Does the inner liner move easily? I've never really looked at how they come out.
     
  4. kbuskill

    kbuskill ***CAUTION*** I do my own stunts!

    Posts:
    1,682
    Likes Received:
    1,699
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    Location:
    N.E. FL.
    Name:
    Ken
    The plastic liner comes out easy but the fender lip isn't like the older trucks. I used a small sledge hammer to gain a little more room.
     
  5. 992dr

    992dr Full Access Member

    Posts:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    353
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    N.C.
    Name:
    Sam
    Gotcha, it definitely looks different than my OBS Tahoe haha
     
    Miami-Dade and kbuskill like this.
  6. 992dr

    992dr Full Access Member

    Posts:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    353
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    N.C.
    Name:
    Sam
    I have to get a picture next to my wife's Charger. It sits as low if not lower than hers :)

    I'm not affected by speed bumps but, certain spots of my route to work, I have to slow to almost a stop because my front valance will scrape. I think I'm going to have to trim it down some before it gets ripped off.
    I'll be back tomorrow with some more shots of it :)
     
    Miami-Dade and kbuskill like this.
  7. 992dr

    992dr Full Access Member

    Posts:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    353
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    N.C.
    Name:
    Sam
    Here's a few shots.
    Didn't have a can for that popular shot so I used my 16' fatmax. Its just at 3-3/4" off the ground :)
    I think I'll have to go coil-overs out back to level it out. But, that'll have to wait as I'm in the beginning stages of redoing my rear all together. Coil-overs are in the plans though.

    new front suspension-9.jpg new front suspension-10.jpg new front suspension-11.jpg
     
  8. Rocket Man

    Rocket Man Sometimes A Dumbass Supporting Member

    Posts:
    8,061
    Likes Received:
    9,761
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2014
    Location:
    Oregon
    Name:
    Mark
    Need bigger wheels.
     
    iamdub, 992dr and Galante like this.
  9. 992dr

    992dr Full Access Member

    Posts:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    353
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    N.C.
    Name:
    Sam
    It's been a long hard debate in the wheels department for me, haha.
    I'm going to end up with two sets because my end goal is to have this on an autocross course. That set will be 18s and I'd like to stick with 20s for daily use and store the 17s for back up. Even though I really like the Z28 reps. Not sure I'll be able to swing the big boys with this drop.

    I just don't know my friend, that's why I'm rockin the stockers :)
     
    Rocket Man and Galante like this.
  10. 992dr

    992dr Full Access Member

    Posts:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    353
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    N.C.
    Name:
    Sam
    Took my little girl to the park and snapped a couple of shots.

    Man I need to do something with that rake.

    I'm either going to have to buy new uppers and raise it up front or start cutting for some coil overs mounts out back. I refuse to cut coils to lower any more.

    I've decided to get a little creative with the rear. So, I'm saving up for some rod ends and few other brackets and some material to reinforce a few things. I also need to clearance the cross member for the pan hard bar.

    Tomorrow, I'll be getting under it because its making noise again. This time its getting some red Loctite. Hopefully that'll hold for a while until I figure out the layout of what's coming next.

    Well, its about 80 something out. I hope everyone had a great Friday :)

    new front suspension-12.jpg new front suspension-13.jpg
     
    randeez, Galante, Rocket Man and 2 others like this.

Share This Page