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Old 08-08-2014, 05:23 PM
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SO since i cant bag my bag because someone messed up down the line, i decided to save some money and go with the coil-overs setup. In order to make my wheels stanced the way i would like them i was talking to a mechanic and told me i need major bodywork OR shorter control arms, does this exist?

and when you guys lowered the car, did anyone get any slight camber or does the wheel tuck in or go outwards? HELP needed plz!
 
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:57 PM
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I was wondering about your Monte jsut a few days ago. So never can bag it or just need other parts?

I never have a problem doing an alignmnet on my lowered Monte, always get within spec for toe in / out, caster / camber.

Could you have shorter control arms fabbed from your stock ones? Or get the BMR aftermarket ones and have them cut back pretty close and re-welded? They do then have adjustable turnbuckles for the final adjustments.

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Old 08-09-2014, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ZIPPY02 View Post
I was wondering about your Monte jsut a few days ago. So never can bag it or just need other parts?

I never have a problem doing an alignmnet on my lowered Monte, always get within spec for toe in / out, caster / camber.

Could you have shorter control arms fabbed from your stock ones? Or get the BMR aftermarket ones and have them cut back pretty close and re-welded? They do then have adjustable turnbuckles for the final adjustments.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/bm...el/monte-carlo
Well i had all the parts and everything but the shop just didnt execute so i pulled my car cuz it was parked on the street all filthy and bird dodo on it ! I just went another route and i ordered zzp agx strut coilovers. and thats good i need an alignment for my monte, my toe is messed up!

im honeslty not sure about having the fabricated control arms, thats what i was wondering haha. If i drop it on my wheels now they gonna stick out 1-1.5 inches...not very hellaflush
 
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:52 AM
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What did you do with the air bag kit?
 
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:43 PM
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What did you do with the air bag kit?
Got myself a full refund !
 
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:09 AM
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Ok good deal. I am planning to do a bag kit so might of bought the stuff from you but that's OK ill just buy stuff when I'm ready
 
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by turbo monte View Post
Ok good deal. I am planning to do a bag kit so might of bought the stuff from you but that's OK ill just buy stuff when I'm ready
If you want the items that i had its on ebay.

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