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Old 03-31-2005, 06:29 PM   #1
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HELP! lowering springs

If i choose to just only buy the lowering srpings by themselves will that give me garbage handeling in comparison to right now?...or cna i get away with it..im only looking to drop my car 1.5" at the MOST...i just dont want the performance to be affected that much you know...so is this ok to do..what would u suggest...need help on what to do...1000 for a while suspension kit...or just go with the lowering springs...thanks in advance

EDIT: I just keep seeing a lot of their Eibach lowering springs for sale...they sound to be pretty decent and they say they are compatible with stock shocks and that...

just need help with this and what choice to make..thanks

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Old 03-31-2005, 06:44 PM   #2
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H&R cupkit . . . here's a website
http://www.morepowerracing.com/produ...For=&PT_ID=828

They say FREE SHIPPING
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Old 03-31-2005, 07:40 PM   #3
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thanks..that still about 710 in us dollars..i saw su on ebay for like 250.eibach pro kit...

anyone else have anymore suggestions...
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Old 03-31-2005, 09:16 PM   #4
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i have eibach sportline (1.8f and 1.6r) or something very close to that, and i have stock shocks. ive been riding on them for about 10 months and i have no complaints. the ride is definitely stiffer, but very tolerable. i probably wont replace shocks anytime soon unless they start leaking.
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:10 PM   #5
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I probably would only go Hand R OE springs with the stock shocks.
Lowering without aftermarket shocks doesnt handle that well.
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:38 PM   #6
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i have eibach sportline (1.8f and 1.6r) or something very close to that, and i have stock shocks. ive been riding on them for about 10 months and i have no complaints. the ride is definitely stiffer, but very tolerable. i probably wont replace shocks anytime soon unless they start leaking.
(by the way my sig is without the drop)
hmm ic ic ... do u have any pix of ur car with the drop..mine is 4 door as well..just wanna see how it looks...also..has ur handeling worsened since putting them in...thats my biggest concern...WILL I LOOSE HANDELING WITH ONLY PUTTING LOWERING SPRINGS FOR A 1.5" DROP???
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:45 PM   #7
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WILL I LOOSE HANDELING WITH ONLY PUTTING LOWERING SPRINGS FOR A 1.5" DROP???
100% YES to the point of being dangerous. The ideal setup is a softer spring with a lot of dampening. You're going the exact opposite route. Do not stick lower, stiffer springs in there without the correct shocks, or I will come and eat you.
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Old 03-31-2005, 11:02 PM   #8
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100% YES to the point of being dangerous. The ideal setup is a softer spring with a lot of dampening. You're going the exact opposite route. Do not stick lower, stiffer springs in there without the correct shocks, or I will come and eat you.
o really? wow...so then what is my best bet to buy an enitre kit? they go for about 1000 o my
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Old 04-01-2005, 04:31 PM   #9
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well i definitely feel that my handling has improved. i dont track my car as of yet so for street driving i feel it is suficient. a spring/shock combo will definitely be a better choice, but im kinda low on cash.

ill have pics in a couple days
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:40 PM   #10
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well i definitely feel that my handling has improved. i dont track my car as of yet so for street driving i feel it is suficient. a spring/shock combo will definitely be a better choice, but im kinda low on cash.

ill have pics in a couple days
Just wait until you take a bumpy turn at a good clip. Hope you got a good bodyshop.

Suspension work is not cheap. Do it right or do it not.
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:36 PM   #11
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o really? wow...so then what is my best bet to buy an enitre kit? they go for about 1000 o my
You don't want to spend $1000 on the only parts connecting you to the road, but you have easily at least $2000 in cosmetic mods planned in your sig?
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Old 04-03-2005, 01:27 PM   #12
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You don't want to spend $1000 on the only parts connecting you to the road, but you have easily at least $2000 in cosmetic mods planned in your sig?
Ah well, we're all guilty of losing sight of the important stuff once in a while
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Old 04-03-2005, 01:54 PM   #13
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they will work with stock shocks. there will be no danger other than damaging your suspension components, and it may be a bouncy ride, but definately you can do it until you can afford to buy shocks as well.
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Old 04-03-2005, 05:51 PM   #14
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I give up, do whatever you want. Just cut your stock springs down, save even more cash and you still get that hot dropped look.
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Old 04-04-2005, 02:34 AM   #15
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^ I know its not the *right* way to do it, but it works. Im not arguing with you, and agree that if possible you shoudl do all at once.

Yes you will handle worse, yes you will put a lot more wear on suspension components. But if look is what you are going for, and in the end will eventually upgrade all necessary parts, its really your own problem if you do it or not. Just drive your car carefully, dont push it..and you will not be a danger to others on the road either.
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