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    New RED 3.6 AWD ....Let's drop it a bit

    Just picked up a new 2013 ATS this week. Traded in the 2008 CTS with a very respectable 95K miles.
    Of course the ATS is miles ahead of the C in all respects, just in case anyone was interested in my 2 cents.
    Anyway, my boys were googling ATS pix and came across a murdered ATS from the wheel company "D3". Lowering it changes the whole appearance for the better.
    My question....Is there a way to lower the car just an inch or so, without disturbing and/or changing any OEM parts.
    I know that on the corvette, there is a bolt adjustment and probably a re-alignment for a simple drop. More radical is a coil over transplant (I went that way on the Z06).
    I swore that I was not going to do any mods to this "station car", but..........

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    Re: New RED 3.6 AWD ....Let's drop it a bit

    There is an Eibach lowering springs for the ATS.

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    Re: New RED 3.6 AWD ....Let's drop it a bit

    d3 offers a 1" lowering kit "d3groupinc.com". Good people over there. Putting together an order for wheels and a 1" kit. I'll let you know.

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    Re: New RED 3.6 AWD ....Let's drop it a bit

    I run Eibachs

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    Re: New RED 3.6 AWD ....Let's drop it a bit

    No lowering bolts like a vette. It's either aftermarket springs or ghetto modding.

    So far, reviews of the aftermarket springs have been good.

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    Re: New RED 3.6 AWD ....Let's drop it a bit

    Thanks Guys!
    D3 set a message also to call them. I will let you know what I learn.

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    Re: New RED 3.6 AWD ....Let's drop it a bit

    @ExBagBoy, TireRack has those springs for $244, and shipping is actually free since they're only coming from Delaware for me (I'm in Northern VA). Tempting. Does anyone know what it would cost to get them installed?

    @Bryce2.0T, do you recall what you spent getting the Eibachs on your car?

    Thanks,
    Don

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    Re: New RED 3.6 AWD ....Let's drop it a bit

    Quote Originally Posted by don.davis View Post
    @ExBagBoy, TireRack has those springs for $244, and shipping is actually free since they're only coming from Delaware for me (I'm in Northern VA). Tempting. Does anyone know what it would cost to get them installed?

    @Bryce2.0T, do you recall what you spent getting the Eibachs on your car?

    Thanks,
    Don
    I have not had springs put on my ATS yet, but I have had them put on several of my other cars in the past (VW GLI, Honda Civic SI, B9 Audi A4, Subaru Legacy GT) and always paid between $150-250 depending on the car and shop. Some shops will try to quote you 4 hours labor, not once has a install gone over 2 hours and that was with test drive to check the springs. Dealer will likely quote $400+ for the install, I generally go with local reputable tuner shops that specialize in specific makes.

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    Re: New RED 3.6 AWD ....Let's drop it a bit

    Jhatfie, thanks, I'll ask the dealership what they'll charge. I need to go in for first service soon.

    Don


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