If anyone knows how to build OEM+ modes for the Corvette, It's Lingenfelter.
You've heard of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering - if not for its work on classic American muscle and drag strip domination, then almost certainly for its work with electrifying a Chevrolet K5 Blazer for General Motors just last month. And, for those who have no interest in electrified SUVs, they're the guys who brought us one of the best-sounding exhausts for the mid-engined C8 Corvette Stingray. Now, the tuning company, which boasts a 46-year history with a heritage in racing, has turned its eye upon the Corvette's suspension with a new front lowering kit, which takes the C8 0.75 inches closer to the tarmac.
The kit is a replacement for the stock front lift actuator seat and is designed to be as straight a swap as possible. It gives a maximum three-quarter-inch drop, but retains the OEM design and load tolerances for the front lift system, allowing you to drive around lowered, but still use the available nose lifting kit to raise it up to two inches when you need to drive over a speed bump or up a steep driveway. The kit also comes with a quarter-inch spacer, creating a half-inch drop overall which the tuner describes as ideal for track tuning.
The kit is also fully OEM compliant in the way that if your C8 is equipped with magnetorheological adaptive dampers. For 2021 models, the MagneRide suspension is a standalone option, meaning you can equip comfortable suspension with the ride drop for what some might term redundancy, but what others may consider the best of both worlds. In addition, the kit arrives with the de-pinning tool needed for cars with MagneRide suspension equipped. There's a full warranty against manufacturing defects, and machined from 6061 Aluminum with tolerances machined to +/- 0.0005 inches, it's as close a fit to OEM as you'll find. At $99.99, it's relatively affordable, too.