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spoiled1102gts Sep 15, 11:22pm - #44980 

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lowering.

i got a body kit and the front is really low to the ground. so i wanted to lower the back so it didnt have that "slant" thing going on. is there any way i can do it without lowering the front too?

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IcEd blUe Sep 15, 11:27pm - #44981 

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it depends,how much wheel gap is there in the back? how about the front? if say, the front was like 2 inches and the rear is 3 inches, then you can probably get TRD springs and only install the rear springs which will make your wheel gap even

which body kit do you have?
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VSGTS14 Sep 16, 12:04am - #44982 

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you can't just put rear aftermarket springs on with stock springs on also...it's going to mess up the handling so much...

just buy springs that lower the rear more than the front...hotchkis...

what body kit do you have?

plus your wheel gaps will be uneven with only aftermarket springs in the rear.

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spaztikid Sep 16, 12:13am - #44983 
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yep...what he said. cant go wrong with hotchkis.
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spoiled1102gts Sep 16, 6:15pm - #44984 

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thanks i got the kaminari. its not a good pic but i havent gotten a chance to take any more
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Evan Sep 16, 7:01pm - #44985 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
yep...what he said. cant go wrong with hotchkis.


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trog2233 Sep 16, 7:50pm - #44986 

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Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by spaztikid
yep...what he said. cant go wrong with hotchkis.


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VSGTS14 Sep 16, 7:53pm - #44987 

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awesome...
if you are planning on getting 18's or even 17's, then go with a hotchkis drop thumbsup

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IcEd blUe Sep 16, 8:30pm - #44988 

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i was thinkin about this, this morning, and i found out a simple,very simple solution, get coilovers,the ride feel will be the same on all for springs, but you dont have to even lower the front!

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I didn't think that the kaminari was a low front end? i thought it fit more like stock than most. but anyways, i agree, get coilovers, you can adjust them however you want. but get good ones, don't get anything cheap.
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spoiled1102gts Sep 16, 9:20pm - #44990 

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yeah i thing it is too low because if it gets any lower then i will scrape the bottom while im driving. i definitely dont want that! and im planning to get 18s. what kind of coilovers do you guys reccomend?

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IcEd blUe Sep 16, 10:50pm - #44991 

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Originally Posted by spoiled1102gts
yeah i thing it is too low because if it gets any lower then i will scrape the bottom while im driving. i definitely dont want that! and im planning to get 18s. what kind of coilovers do you guys reccomend?


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v3n0m Sep 16, 11:25pm - #44992 

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Tanabe: $1,800 thumbsup
Tein: $1,100

Depends on how much you wanna spend and what's your taste. I prefer Tanabe 'cuz they're better quality and it's not that ugly green. I'll let ya know how they feel after I get them installed this Saturday.
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VSGTS14 Sep 16, 11:36pm - #44993 

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Hotchkis drop with 18's and Kaminari kit...it's not that low...looks good.

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Mike00 Sep 17, 1:48am - #44994 
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Agreed you should be fine if the above pic is the same kit you have. I'd say it's only slightly lower then my kit and I haven't lowered yet so just get used to angling on hills and just be careful. Coil-overs are expensive and in the end you should be fine with the hotchkis springs.
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spoiled1102gts Sep 17, 1:55am - #44995 

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alright thanks. i got coilovers anyway a friend of mine got some for his celi and before he got a chance to put them on he totaled it so he sold them to me really cheap. actually i might sell them on ebay for more than i paid and go with hotchkis. about how much is it?

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VSGTS14 Sep 17, 2:16am - #44996 

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Originally Posted by spoiled1102gts
alright thanks. i got coilovers anyway a friend of mine got some for his celi and before he got a chance to put them on he totaled it so he sold them to me really cheap. actually i might sell them on ebay for more than i paid and go with hotchkis. about how much is it?


how much is hotchkis?
I have no clue...I have never seen prices on these springs. confused confused

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vaio23 Sep 17, 2:37am - #44997 
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The cheapest you will find them is from bottle at newcelica.org groupbuy section. He has them for $190 shipped that is where I bought them.
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spoiled1102gts Sep 17, 3:28am - #44998 

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cause i got those coilovers for 60 is that bad???

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