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Old 12-19-2011, 12:36 AM   #16
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If I had it to do over again in hindsight I would have pieced together Ground control coilover sleeves, short front inserts and camber plates. I went the H&R race route and they're great but on my low arch late model the rears are tucked nicely but there is still gap up front, I'm sure the SOHC 4 cylinder doesn't help that much.

My advice would be to research research research, and ask questions after to people who have done a sleeve type coilover conversion.

The H&R race and Bilsteins are great and worked well on the street and the track but its mainly a street car so I'm looking for a more aggressive drop. Hope that helps.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:18 AM   #17
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JOM has a group buy going on over at R3VLimited.com.

They're like $300 shipped last time I looked.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:05 PM   #18
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i agree with the guys, billy sports and some H&R springs should do the trick, turnermotorsport.com got some pretty decent package deals, check it out
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:22 PM   #19
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I'm just saying that Ground Control coilover conversion isn't that much more than H R race and you can always upgrade your struts and shorten the housings later.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:24 PM   #20
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I am on H&R/Bil combo pack and I'm only OK with it. It's certainly not low enough in the front. Ride is very good though. Just make sure you upgrade the strut mounts with it.

ALSO: Roysneon, can you use bilstien shocks with the GC sleeve conversion?
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:33 AM   #21
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hey what do you guys think of bc coils, worth getting them? are they any good? does any1 on the site have them if so can u give me some feedback on them? all help would greatly be appreciated
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #22
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You can use Bilstein shocks with coilover sleeves, but they run out of internal travel before they look fully compressed, so they don't provide as much travel before they hit the internal stops and are more prone to bottoming out than even stock length Konis.

I would personally not use the BC, they just don't have the same R&D that E30 specific kits do, although they need less work on your end to install and put them together, I would personally go with a full Ground Control kit- bolts on and has lots of specific development for our cars. However, if you're just looking for 'Maximum low' and aren't so concerned with how the car handles, rides or if it breaks, then use whatever is cheapest and easiest.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #23
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Racing Dynamics springs Stiffer and go lower than H&R sport

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Old 01-19-2012, 01:50 PM   #24
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Just because the spring is shorter doesn't necessarily mean that they drop the car further. A stiffer rate means the springs won't compress as much; so to do a fair comparison you'd need a similar equipped, or ideally the same car with those springs installed to compare. Just sayin'.
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Just because the spring is shorter doesn't necessarily mean that they drop the car further. A stiffer rate means the springs won't compress as much; so to do a fair comparison you'd need a similar equipped, or ideally the same car with those springs installed to compare. Just sayin'.
It is a documented fact that R&D springs will make your car sit approximately 1/2" lower than H&R sport springs.The ONLY reason I am selling these springs, is because they are currently not installed on my car yet, and I need money at this time.

I will however agree that Ground Control coil-overs are the way to go, if you have an unlimited budget.

R&D springs make for a nice set-up when you add a set of Koni adjustable shocks. That will leave you with some cash to do other repairs or upgrades, possibly repair your seats.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:58 PM   #26
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Just to throw a wrench into both of your guys' arguments ... the newer style (grey) H&R Sports I found don't lower as much as the older H&R Sports used to... by old I mean the ones that were either blue or red.
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I will however agree that Ground Control coil-overs are the way to go, if you have an unlimited budget.
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