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McGaughy's lowering kit, i like it.....i hate it

smkukowski

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I have an 07 LTZ 2WD that I put the McGaughy's 2/3 lowering kit on.? It looks fantastic and has a great stance.? However, the ride went from Cadillac to rough....to be expected I guess.? But, before when I hit a bump you couldn't feel it in the steering wheel.? Now every medium or better bump transfers right into the steering wheel and there is some bump steer too.? On turns where the vehicle rocks the active handling now kicks in as well (I'm sure because of their highly technical "rod bending template" they include for the sensors).? Any other feedback or experiences?? Anyone know how the rear sensors need to be adjusted to stop this?? I also hate the fact they didn't include shorter sway bar links and now the sway bar hangs down rather than being parallel with the ground.? ???
 
did you cut the bumpstops?


Shorter sway bar links are available.
 
I totally agree with Grnxnam. I would check to make sure that your not hiting the bumpstop. I don't know if they make shorter endlinks for an 07' but when I changed mine on my 03' if changed the angle but really didn't effect the ride any.
 
MR.SMITH said:
I totally agree with Grnxnam. I would check to make sure that your not hiting the bumpstop. I don't know if they make shorter endlinks for an 07' but when I changed mine on my 03' if changed the angle but really didn't effect the ride any.
  Yeah, I cut them down to about 1 1/2 to 2 inches.  I have about 2 1/2 inches between the trailing arm and bumpstop.  Any ideas on the active handling activating around a rocky corner?  It's driving me crazy.
 
Yep. You need some short dog bones but im not sure that will cure it.
 
Hmmmm... I went 2/4 with a Belltech kit and spindles and my ride is better than stock.... the active handling issue will be a tough one since there is nothing short of a tech 2 tool that can get you into that system. I would get shorter bones to compensate for the drop, and while you are under there just add the swaybars and trailing arms.... (y)
 
BlueDevil said:
Yep. You need some short dog bones but im not sure that will cure it.
  Thanks for the input guys.  I was really disappointed in the fact the kit gave you a photocopy drawing and instructions to bend your existing "dog bones" in a vice to match the piece of paper.  What would it cost for them to give you ones made to the proper length? 10 bucks? 
 
smkukowski said:
? Thanks for the input guys.? I was really disappointed in the fact the kit gave you a photocopy drawing and instructions to bend your existing "dog bones" in a vice to match the piece of paper.? What would it cost for them to give you ones made to the proper length? 10 bucks??

They did what? Was that vise calibrated?......  :laugh:
 
FlaBouy said:
They did what? Was that vise calibrated?......? :laugh:
  Maybe my copy got wet and the ink ran so I bent them to the wrong angle!  Sounds crazy doesn't it?  A photo copy......go figure.   
 
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