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I want to get the ride height out of the air, little lower to the ground, but not slammed while still retaining good ride characteristics and better handling as it is still a daily driver, including Iowa winters! But I don't want the rear sitting way lower than the front. Trying to find best way to get front down so level or slightly lower even than the rear.

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Lookin at about 240$ in bracketing for bags.

Iv read where someone took out the spring isolator or something from the front to drop it down a bit. Also read where someone installed just drop springs in the front. But the springs I got sat it level, untill i put the amp & subs that dropped about .25" then everything else dropped It another rough .25"

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Lookin at about 240$ in bracketing for bags.

Iv read where someone took out the spring isolator or something from the front to drop it down a bit. Also read where someone installed just drop springs in the front. But the springs I got sat it level, untill i put the amp & subs that dropped about .25" then everything else dropped It another rough .25"
Yeah, I don't want to remove spring isolator and will be doing new anti pogo washers up front with new springs. I had thought about trying just the fronts as I already have a hitch on the rear and the front ride height - measured from center of wheel cap to inside edge at top of wheel well opening - is 1.5" higher in front than rear at this time. It is more pronounced or bigger difference when I have a full tank of gas and the bike rack with backs loaded on the hitch on back. But that's isn't all that often. Definitely want to try and get level or slight front rack ride height and the '97-'03 GP springs seems to be the suggested route. I know I will have slight bit more drop in rear due to the hitch, but can't be perfect all the time.

Here is Will's right up on the springs:

:: Overkill Motorsports ::

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I do agree that the rear end "sags" a little on the 2012+ - especially when you have a full tank of gas, like you said. I do wich the rear end was a little higher. I guess you could always go the super-cheap route and put some spring lifters in the rear! Probably not a very good way to handle it though!!! :-) I used those once with an old Buick Regal when I was younger. Seemed to work OK... What are the drawbacks of spring-lifters?

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I do agree that the rear end "sags" a little on the 2012+ - especially when you have a full tank of gas, like you said. I do wich the rear end was a little higher. I guess you could always go the super-cheap route and put some spring lifters in the rear! Probably not a very good way to handle it though!!! :-) I used those once with an old Buick Regal when I was younger. Seemed to work OK... What are the drawbacks of spring-lifters?

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I am not looking to raise the rear, but rather lower the front. I don't think the rear end right height, as my car sits right now is too bad, but the front is WAY to high for my liking. And still not sure why, but the '12-'14 Limited sit much higher in front than the pre-'12 models. Front end needs to come down. And if I can do that in such a way as to improve handling, without killing ride quality, then that is the route I want to go.

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2012LTZ Oem everything suspension wise, except the (SSC) Canuk Motorsports drop springs

I hope these photos helps. The photo with the letters & numbers taped to the side, the whole car is empty.
first I start off with a photo that shows what resides in my trunk ((sadly)not clearly visible 2 12"s)
Do you know if these will work with a 2013 LTZ? Thanks
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Does anybody know the pros and cons of just lowering the front without lowering the back? Also looking for springs for 2013 LTZ if anyone can help please. Thanks
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A '12 & '13 is identical. There should be no problems, 2 or 4 springs.

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Do you know the exact model number for the springs you ordered? I looked on the canuck website but only see springs for up to 2011. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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From my research, anything listed for a later W-Body will fit the '12-'14 Limited models. And most research still points to the Grand Prix '97-'03 springs as the right ride height and spring rate for any of the later model W-Bodies.

I have checked with Will (Overkill) who was integral in getting those springs developed and he has confirmed that as well.

On the Canuk Motorsports website that is the following: 2452.41100 - $167.95

Other options:

- ZZP: Spring/Strut Combo: completely assembled spring/strut combo ready to install with the SSC/Canuck '97-'03 Springs and your choice of KYB struts: $849.99 Drop in Strut/Lowering Spring Combo - Suspension & Brakes


If you are looking at springs only, the Canuck price seems to be the best out there. I like the idea of a complete plug-n-play setup with new hardware then I can just unbolt a few nuts, remove old setup, and reverse to install the new stuff. I am kind of lazy like that, but then have upgraded struts to go with the new springs.

And of course, if you lower, don't forget your new, lower dog bones to go with. ZZP and W-Body store both carry them for like $25. Seems to be good, safe investment.

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I am just looking to lower the front end about 1.7 inches. So can I purchase any lowering springs that are for the 97-03 grand prix or are the canucks the only perfect fit? I appreciate all of the help. Thanks
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For the 2012 and 2013 owners out there, I wonder if we could use these as a cheap way to lower the front end a little:




In my case, I really don't want my car to look "lowered", but I would like to get rid of some of the gap in the front end... I already have rubber coil-spring spring boosters in the rear, which at least fixed the "sagging" look, but if I could lower the front end about 1", then the stance would look perfect...

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That looks damn near perfect!
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