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Old 12-07-2018, 10:48 AM   #1
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GM Performance lowering/handling kit

Yesterday I purchased the GM lowering kit/handling kit and it should be in next week. I will be doing the install myself. Anyone have an recommendations/tips that have installed this kit too? I installed springs on my 5th Gen, but I have never done a full kit like this with struts, sways and links.
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:06 PM   #2
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Congrats!!! Keep us posted on the install. Take lots of pictures!

I'm very interested in this combination too.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:04 PM   #3
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Im interested too, it would be awesome if you documented the install. Ive heard so many good things about the gm kit.
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:25 PM   #4
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Im interested too, it would be awesome if you documented the install. Ive heard so many good things about the gm kit.
Yeah I will try my best to have a detailed write up about it. It should be in end of this week. I will also be going to Sebring in January so I can do a write up about it on the track.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:05 PM   #5
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Yeah I will try my best to have a detailed write up about it. It should be in end of this week. I will also be going to Sebring in January so I can do a write up about it on the track.
Do you have stock wheels? I'm interested in seeing more pics with the lowering/handling kit and stock wheels.

Good luck with the install. Do you have a service manual with torque specs?
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:12 PM   #6
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I too am looking forward to hearing your impressions, OP.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:13 PM   #7
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Do you have stock wheels? I'm interested in seeing more pics with the lowering/handling kit and stock wheels.

Good luck with the install. Do you have a service manual with torque specs?
I have APEX 18x10 square set up with 5MM spacers all around.

And thanks, I will get from dealership when I pick it up.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:29 AM   #8
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If you have easy access to a pass-through socket set, those might come in handy when taking off the strut top mount nut. There are ways to work around it, but having a set of those will have a smaller risk of damaging parts. It should be pretty straightforward outside of that.

Another thing I like to do whenever messing with anything that impacts alignment on the car is to measure camber and toe on each corner while the car is in the air. That way you can at least get it back within the ballpark to drive somewhere and have it aligned on a rack.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:42 AM   #9
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If you have easy access to a pass-through socket set, those might come in handy when taking off the strut top mount nut. There are ways to work around it, but having a set of those will have a smaller risk of damaging parts. It should be pretty straightforward outside of that.

Another thing I like to do whenever messing with anything that impacts alignment on the car is to measure camber and toe on each corner while the car is in the air. That way you can at least get it back within the ballpark to drive somewhere and have it aligned on a rack.
Thanks for the tip, I will have to pick some up.
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