Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

lifting a 3rd gen camaro

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BackDoor-Banditt, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. BackDoor-Banditt

    BackDoor-Banditt Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Posts:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    port richey, Florida
    i have a 88 camaro ive always wanted to lift, at least 3 inchs, but i cant figure out how to do it. any ideas?
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Posts:
    16,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    put it on a K5 frame.... why do you want to lift a Camaro? how do you care for your mullet? sorry had to.
     
  3. BackDoor-Banditt

    BackDoor-Banditt Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Posts:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    port richey, Florida
    well ive thought about putting it on a S10 frame and **** but its too much work for this, it used to be a good looking car but i ran it into a tree, after that i just said **** it and its been my weekend mudder, i have no problems getting through the mud or sand its just i keep going through oil pans, i want more ground clearance
     
  4. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Posts:
    16,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Whatever you do is going to ruin the front end geometry unless you fabricate drop brackets. Only option I could see is a "body" lift, spacers between the frame and body, and then try and come upw ith coils for the rear. Rear 4 link won't be too happy being lifted either.
     
  5. BackDoor-Banditt

    BackDoor-Banditt Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Posts:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    port richey, Florida
    well im all out of ideas
     
  6. Jimbo*

    Jimbo* 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Posts:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    roswell, new mexico
    You really should go over to Pirate 4x4 to ask this question. There is much more varied experience there as compared to here. We deal primarily with trucks.
     
  7. 54inches

    54inches 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Posts:
    1,535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Well, the body lift is out. It's a unibody car.

    IF you can get a hold of a Spring catalog and just get taller springs, 3" is going to be your limit on lift, otherwise it's new frame time.
     
  8. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2003
    Posts:
    10,276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Elkhart, IN
    this is a joke, please tell me this is a joke.
     
  9. 81K5GUY

    81K5GUY 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    943
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rockingham ,N.C.
    please dont,
     
  10. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2000
    Posts:
    2,303
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Damascus, OR
    That's a fabulous idea to ask this on Pirate - go to the General 4x4 Discussion area and post up.
     
  11. 54inches

    54inches 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Posts:
    1,535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    BAD IDEA! He is going to get raped on pirate!
     
  12. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Posts:
    16,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    thanks for ruining it
     
  13. Thunder

    Thunder 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2000
    Posts:
    8,946
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Northeast Nevada
    Pirate is the only place where you will find the people who have done this type of thing. Those guys over there are right on!!! They will be able to provide hands on guidance for your project and be able to help you thru all the rough stuff.. ignore 54 inches post! He oviously doesent know the kind. of tech help those guys on pirate can lay on you.
     
  14. Robert79K5

    Robert79K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2003
    Posts:
    335
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Douglasville Georgia

    You have the wrong idea about those guys. They are very recptive.


    I think there is a guy on there who has done the exact thing your trying to do with his camaro, so just go on over there and tell them your plans. I would recommend posting in general 4x4 tech also so that you can get the biggest audience and therefore the most opinions on lifting your camaro.


    Good luck!
     
  15. big94gmc

    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2004
    Posts:
    3,651
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    No VA.
    This is exactly what I'm thinkin'.... I mean, look at this dude's screen name - this has to be a joke.

    If it's not a joke, then, Backdoor, you should really go to http://www.pirate4x4.com and register there, and post up in the Gen4x4 section. You might also want to post the same thread in the Chevy section also, to get more coverage. Good luck.
     
  16. 54inches

    54inches 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Posts:
    1,535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Do not get me wrong, I LOVE PIRATE! It is the ONE of the best sites out there.......

    I just think some of the guys are a tad bit serious over there......but ya go ahead and ignore my post.....I did not own several camaros or anything.....:doah:
     
  17. TruckNutzDude

    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2003
    Posts:
    3,532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Agawam, MA
    Well he is the back door bandit... Maybe it's not so bad afterall?
     
  18. 54inches

    54inches 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Posts:
    1,535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    I agree.
     
  19. BackDoor-Banditt

    BackDoor-Banditt Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Posts:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    port richey, Florida
    well although yall are having so much fun with my screen name, i am serious about this and will check out pirate 4X4, thanks
     
  20. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Posts:
    7,603
    Likes Received:
    554
    Location:
    Wasilla AK,
    Dang guys , this outta be good I'm gonna grab some popcorn and he'd over to pirate
     

Share This Page