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Question on drop #125569 Mar 14, 10:35pm Mar 14, 10:35pm
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Question on drop
I want to drop my car...the only problem is if i should get springs...then eventually new struts/shocks...or coilovers...my dilemma is where i live and go to school winters are rought a lot of snow...and also problem potholes and shitty roads...anyway if i get springs i cant adjust height but w/ coilovers i can but there a lot more $...i want to know from people with springs...liek tein s-tech eibach sportsline or anything else if there clearance is good in the front...or should i just get coilovers(although i hear bouncy ride)?

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125570 Mar 14, 10:38pm Mar 14, 10:38pm
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I have the eibach sportlines and absolutely love them. Ride is a little stiff but what do you expect with lowering your car. I have nothin to complain about with them.


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Re: Question on drop [Re: blackcel] #125571 Mar 14, 10:42pm Mar 14, 10:42pm
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Originally Posted by blackcel
I have the eibach sportlines and absolutely love them. Ride is a little stiff but what do you expect with lowering your car. I have nothin to complain about with them.


Yea, and some people ride around on their stock shocks for a couple of years with no problems wink

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125572 Mar 14, 10:43pm Mar 14, 10:43pm
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yea im just worried about the winter...and the snow..and also making it up my driveway lol and the big pot holes i come across that i cant avoid ...

Re: Question on drop [Re: CeLlYgT04] #125573 Mar 14, 10:44pm Mar 14, 10:44pm
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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by blackcel
I have the eibach sportlines and absolutely love them. Ride is a little stiff but what do you expect with lowering your car. I have nothin to complain about with them.


Yea, and some people ride around on their stock shocks for a couple of years with no problems wink


right, you should be able to ride on stocks for like 50k miles

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125574 Mar 14, 10:54pm Mar 14, 10:54pm
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You can get Teins basic dampening kit, it's their entry level coil over and it's $825 at www.i-m-racing.com It's a little more expensive than buying springs & shocks, but you the ability to raise the car.

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125575 Mar 14, 10:57pm Mar 14, 10:57pm
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Originally Posted by Blue_Jaggon
yea im just worried about the winter...and the snow..and also making it up my driveway lol and the big pot holes i come across that i cant avoid ...

Dude I have Sportlines and VS-1 on 15" stock weels and I'm totally fine...

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125576 Mar 15, 12:50pm Mar 15, 12:50pm
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i went with the tanabe super ss coilovers and the hotchkis rear camber kit. i live in ohio so i know how winter can be and potholes and i have been fine. Do some sort of adjustable suspension because you will not be happy with just normal lowering springs

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125577 Mar 15, 12:54pm Mar 15, 12:54pm
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reason i wanan drop my car is im thinkin of gettin some 17s and i think a drop would be neccessary...and coilovers would destroy my wallet and then i couldnt get rims til middle/late summer...

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125578 Mar 15, 1:26pm Mar 15, 1:26pm
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What's more important to you? Wheels or Suspension?

Shocks + Springs will run you around $600 for something nice, that's only $200 more than Tein's entry level coil over. If you're really worried about pot holes & driving in the winter, then you're better off spending the extra $200 on coil overs.

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125579 Mar 15, 1:52pm Mar 15, 1:52pm
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i lowered my car with goldline springs and i know that i am gonna buy a beater for next winter


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Re: Question on drop [Re: fastceli2001] #125580 Mar 15, 1:56pm Mar 15, 1:56pm
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Or just keep your stock springs and install 'em back in the winter time...

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125581 Mar 15, 2:09pm Mar 15, 2:09pm
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^ you'd have to get an alignment every time you did that, plus it's easier to just turn the "rings" on coil overs with the wrench

You can't have your cake & eat it too. You've heard what everyone has to say, now the ball is in your hand and it's up to you happywink

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125582 Mar 15, 3:05pm Mar 15, 3:05pm
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Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125583 Mar 15, 3:07pm Mar 15, 3:07pm
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you gotta have the ball in your hand to do something with it grin I never understood why some use court confused

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125584 Mar 15, 3:16pm Mar 15, 3:16pm
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that's the saying bro - it's a metaphor alluding to the fact that the situation is now under your control... like if you're playing tennis and you're about to crush a forehand down the line - you control its direction, rotation, and speed - whereas as soon as the ball passes over the net the situation is out of your hands happywink

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125585 Mar 15, 5:47pm Mar 15, 5:47pm
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you guys and your balls. grin get something with adjustable dampening if you're worried about ride.


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Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125586 Mar 15, 6:11pm Mar 15, 6:11pm
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jsut get the coils it will be worth it in the long run


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Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125587 Mar 15, 6:20pm Mar 15, 6:20pm
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hows good are the tein basics?? i hear good things about the ss...and their only 200$ more

Re: Question on drop [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #125588 Mar 15, 7:36pm Mar 15, 7:36pm
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They probably won't ride as smooth as the SS or perform as well, but what do you expect from an entry level coil over. If you want Performance, then I would go with the SS or Tanabe.

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