Right now, all we have is the base level C8 Corvette Stingray and Convertible. While they are tremendously capable performance cars, they are engineered to retain some comfort and daily drivability many owners seek, unlike the upcoming Z06. Leaving some comfort in the suspension means some owners may not be happy with the ride height. Luckily, Lingenfelter has a solution, with their C8 Corvette Front Suspension Lowering Kit.
The kit doesn’t actually change springs, but rather swaps the front lift actuator seat. This allows for a .75 inch drop, the largest possible while retaining the OEM load tolerances of the front lift system. The parts are made of machined 6061 aluminum, and are made in the US. The result is a noticeably lower front end with improved stance, which Lingenfelter says improves handling.
A de-pinning tool is also included for C8 Corvette models with Magnetic Ride Control, as owners will need to remove the shock connecter to install the lowering kit. There’s also a quarter inch spacer to swap to a .5 inch drop, which Lingenfelter says is recommended for track driving. Best of all, because the lowering kit doesn’t change any suspension components, stock ride quality remains, so there are no drawbacks in daily driving comfort.
The kit is on sale now, and lists for $99.99, making it a rather inexpensive Lingenfelter C8 Corvette mod. Lingenfelter does recommend using their C8 Spanner Wrench Set for the install, which retails for $149.95. Still, at $200 in total, it’s still a rather cost effective way to improve the stance of your Corvette Stingray or Convertible. Unfortunately, because this is a front lift actuator seat, the kit only works with Corvette models equipped with the GPS front axle lift, and only the front axle is lowered. The front axle lift is a popular option, though, as 58.4 percent of 2020 Chevrolet Corvettes built specced that option, so over half of all C8 Corvettes can fit this part, but there’s still no helping the rear suspension ride height with this kit.