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Lowering my 05 coupe

Larry's Yellow Rdstr

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Took my car to a indi shop to have it lowered and Z06 sway bars installed. The car came back higher in the back than when I took it in. Tech said he could only lower it 1.75 inches in back. I have a 4.5 " gap in the rear. Is there some trick to lowering my 05. Do I need to buy special bolts, etc. If so where can I buy the necessary parts?
Please enlighten me. My car looks terrible.
HELP
 

bossvette

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1968 1997
Took my car to a indi shop to have it lowered and Z06 sway bars installed. The car came back higher in the back than when I took it in. Tech said he could only lower it 1.75 inches in back. I have a 4.5 " gap in the rear. Is there some trick to lowering my 05. Do I need to buy special bolts, etc. If so where can I buy the necessary parts?
Please enlighten me. My car looks terrible.
HELP

he probably went the wrong way with the bolts, its easy enough to do it yourself do a search for lowering in the C5 section there was a post with pictures. The rears you want to have the bolts at a longer legnth, ie the nuts near the end of the bolt. basically you take pressure off the spring with a block of wood on a jack with the car raised up and then adjust the bolts.

here is a old picture of mine just after I got it it was at the extreme lowest I have since raised it up about 3/4 since I drive it daily on country roads you can get them real low on the stock bolts
 

Larry's Yellow Rdstr

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Got the correct lowering kit from West Coast Corvettes and had it lowered properly. Car looks and drives great.
 

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