Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Shoutbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

@  cryptnix : (27 April 2015 - 04:04 AM) Woh who who its madness. Keep it PG-13 folks.
@  Crazyguy03 : (26 April 2015 - 12:47 PM) Lol I sign in at work at 8am then it's boredom till 430
@  marcleach75 : (26 April 2015 - 06:53 AM) I can do it if it's 8pm to 4am.
@  Sapias Lupus : (26 April 2015 - 04:59 AM) 8-3 at school for me, that would be cool lmao
@  Crazyguy03 : (26 April 2015 - 04:33 AM) No idea why we all don't just hang out here and chat from 8-5 while at work
@  steveyjr1982 : (25 April 2015 - 08:39 PM) Who doesn't enjoy a nice naked chick?
@  RegalTraveler : (25 April 2015 - 03:13 PM) Ya, this place is a ghost-town
@  marcleach75 : (25 April 2015 - 03:05 PM) :banana-dance:
@  Crazyguy03 : (24 April 2015 - 12:42 PM) I like naked chicks
@  Crazyguy03 : (21 April 2015 - 12:08 AM) It's always the naked chick.
@  Crazyguy03 : (21 April 2015 - 12:07 AM) https://m.youtube.co...h?v=zuZQEVAkV9U
@  Sapias Lupus : (20 April 2015 - 01:05 PM) Was on my way to school today, road is slick, was getting from 25-60 and put it down moderately half way and cut traction lmao
@  steveyjr1982 : (18 April 2015 - 07:14 PM) More porn redirect while following a link through google, neato
@  Froman003 : (16 April 2015 - 09:01 PM) my 01 gs is for sale if anybody is interested on the east coast
@  de.regal : (14 April 2015 - 04:23 PM) I used the torque app which I believe is in in. Of vacuum
@  keithr182 : (14 April 2015 - 04:15 PM) Thanks, what's that measured in? In. Hg? PSI? kpa?
@  de.regal : (14 April 2015 - 11:07 AM) In park
@  de.regal : (14 April 2015 - 11:05 AM) I think its around 19.1-19.5 at warmed up and idle
@  keithr182 : (14 April 2015 - 05:24 AM) Anyone have the numbers for what the vacuum reading should be at idle?
@  TheSethDavis : (13 April 2015 - 07:07 PM) I did make it to the Charlotte Autofair and see #74 GNX

Photo
- - - - -

Lowering springs


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Iroc313

Iroc313

    All the Basic Mods

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 684 posts
  • LocationUS

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.

  • 0

#2 OhMyGS

OhMyGS

    RGS.org VIP Server Upgrade supporter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,912 posts
  • LocationNorthern Illinois
  • First Name:
    Alan

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.
  • 0

#3 Crazyguy03

Crazyguy03

    Official RegalGS.org Flagship Car Owner

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,647 posts
  • LocationWNY

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.
  • 0

#4 Mrsarcastis

Mrsarcastis

    I Know Regals

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,083 posts
  • LocationSeattle, WA
  • First Name:
    Aaron

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.
  • 0

#5 BadAzzRegalGSX

BadAzzRegalGSX

    Been through more than 1 Transmission

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,117 posts
  • LocationMilwaukee,Wi
  • First Name:
    Brian

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!
Posted Image
Posted Image

Edited by BadAzzRegalGS, 11 November 2011 - 12:29 AM.

  • 0

#6 Crazyguy03

Crazyguy03

    Official RegalGS.org Flagship Car Owner

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,647 posts
  • LocationWNY

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.

  • 0

#7 HEAVYKEVY

HEAVYKEVY

    600+HP...finally made 11's!

  • Forum Moderator
  • 8,331 posts
  • LocationWheaton IL
  • First Name:
    Kevin

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

#8 98regalls

98regalls

    I Know Regals

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,362 posts
  • LocationPoughkeepsie, New York
  • First Name:
    Phil

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.
  • 0

#9 Iroc313

Iroc313

    All the Basic Mods

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 684 posts
  • LocationUS

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.

  • 0

#10 djlamp14

djlamp14

    Official RegalGS.org Flagship Car Owner

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,203 posts
  • LocationGrand Meadow, MN
  • First Name:
    Robert

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.
  • 0

#11 OH2LS

OH2LS

    Member of PDX Club GS

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,151 posts
  • LocationTigard Oregon

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.
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

BoHeGeHa Dark Blue 2.1.1 © Thomas Yugar (Chemical Chaos)
Official upgrade for IPB 2.3.x © Michael ( Dev Fuse )
3.X © Upgrade by Dumbledore ( Tppskinning )