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@  Tobias05 : (27 May 2015 - 01:56 PM) Do see some really nice Regals tho at the local Krogers on Saturday afternoon haha.
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@  Nateteo : (26 May 2015 - 03:18 AM) I am up here in Winnipeg like literally where's all dem w body owners at only met one so far. Lol
@  Tobias05 : (23 May 2015 - 03:40 PM) stock tire size, currently has ultra grips which came with the car...
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@  keithr182 : (22 May 2015 - 05:09 PM) Yeah. new plugs, new wires, new injectors. not sure what is causing it. going to swap around the injector and see if it was faulty or something. all this on the opening weekend for the drag strip where I live.
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@  Marchi1 : (21 May 2015 - 02:39 PM) That will do it everytime
@  Tobias05 : (21 May 2015 - 04:08 AM) think I found my horrible knocking noise lol.
@  Tobias05 : (21 May 2015 - 04:08 AM) ...removed mount and spring. compressed strut. did not extend.
@  Tobias05 : (21 May 2015 - 04:08 AM) disassembled front strut assembly.
@  Vytasb : (21 May 2015 - 03:17 AM) I had 13" wide rears on the Firebird I used to have
@  Marchi1 : (20 May 2015 - 03:36 PM) I have an 8" rim
@  Tobias05 : (18 May 2015 - 10:57 PM) am I the only one who wants an 8 inch wide rim?
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#1 Iroc313

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:56 PM

In the near future I'd like to do some lowering springs and eventually some nice shocks on the Regal.

Any tips or things I should look out for? Would lowering springs destroy my stock shocks? And I'd have to get shorter dog bones right?

Edited by Iroc313, 10 November 2011 - 05:57 PM.

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#2 OhMyGS

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:11 PM

Lowering won't destroy your stock shocks, but unless they are really new, you'll want to replace them when you do the springs. You'll need an alignment so better to do it all at once instead of two alignments (one for the spring install and another one later for the strut install.)

Motor mount spacers (like Vinnie spacers from CGP) are a better solution than shorter dog bones. Shorter dog bones put strain on your down pipe flex section and tilt the engine forward. Not sure if internal oiling is affected by tilting. The spacers simply raise the drive train up, almost to its original geometry.
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#3 Crazyguy03

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:36 PM

Stock struts wont be able to dampen the lower after market spring. You can do it , but how long you or your strut can live with it will 2 days or 2 years.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:16 AM

I'm gonna be in the market for some lowering springs here before summer. I hear Vogtland (GMPP) springs are the way to go. I'm gonna be using KYB GR2 struts. I really want that raked look with the front lower than the rear.
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#5 BadAzzRegalGSX

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:27 AM

I have DNA springs and GR2's and have had no problems at all and have that raked look too!
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:00 AM

That's my best choice right there!
Vogtlands on gr2s

Edited by Crazyguy03, 11 November 2011 - 03:01 AM.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:35 AM

If you can find a good deal, I'd definitely recommend some Koni adj AGX struts if you get performance springs, but if you are going strictly for lowering for looks and trying to keep a comfy ride, get the KYBs

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:24 AM

i never thought a pogo bouncy ride was comfortable... thats what u get with gr-2's. unless you drive on roads made for the gods, the ride gets old. u need agx's to make it worth while. 2 front 4 rear is what mine was set up with. rode awesome but still with a heavy system and more then 1 passenger the car still bounced more then i wanted on the highway. im stock springs/gr-2s police sways and more happy then any other setup thats the ultimate in handling/comfort for our cars.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:48 PM

Thanks for the help guys, I love the way the car rides, I'd just like it to turn in a little better. Now that I have some idea's it's time to start saving.

I also want to put a better tire on this thing.

Edited by Iroc313, 14 November 2011 - 06:49 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 02:17 AM

AGX's and vogtlands here. Along with other handling upgrades. The car handles like its on rails. Now I'm thinking of selling the vogtlangs and retrofitting the AGX's to turn them into coilovers. I need moar low.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:35 AM

AGX's and vogtlands here. Along with other handling upgrades. The car handles like its on rails. Now I'm thinking of selling the vogtlangs and retrofitting the AGX's to turn them into coilovers. I need moar low.


You need moar low, I need your Vogtlands. Keep me in mind when you're ready.
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