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lowering. #44980 Sep 15, 3:22pm Sep 15, 3:22pm
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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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Re: lowering. [Re: spoiled1102gts] #44981 Sep 15, 3:27pm Sep 15, 3:27pm
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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?

Re: lowering. [Re: spoiled1102gts] #44982 Sep 15, 4:04pm Sep 15, 4:04pm
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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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Re: lowering. [Re: VSGTS14] #44983 Sep 15, 4:13pm Sep 15, 4:13pm
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yep...what he said. cant go wrong with hotchkis.

Re: lowering. [Re: VSGTS14] #44984 Sep 16, 10:15am Sep 16, 10:15am
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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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Re: lowering. [Re: spaztikid] #44985 Sep 16, 11:01am Sep 16, 11:01am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
yep...what he said. cant go wrong with hotchkis.


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Re: lowering. [Re: Evan] #44986 Sep 16, 11:50am Sep 16, 11:50am
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yep...what he said. cant go wrong with hotchkis.


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Re: lowering. [Re: spoiled1102gts] #44987 Sep 16, 11:53am Sep 16, 11:53am
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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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Re: lowering. [Re: spoiled1102gts] #44988 Sep 16, 12:30pm Sep 16, 12:30pm
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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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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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Re: lowering. [Re: spoiled1102gts] #44991 Sep 16, 2:50pm Sep 16, 2:50pm
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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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Re: lowering. [Re: spoiled1102gts] #44992 Sep 16, 3:25pm Sep 16, 3:25pm
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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.

Re: lowering. [Re: spoiled1102gts] #44993 Sep 16, 3:36pm Sep 16, 3:36pm
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Hotchkis drop with 18's and Kaminari kit...it's not that low...looks good.

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Re: lowering. [Re: spoiled1102gts] #44994 Sep 16, 5:48pm Sep 16, 5:48pm
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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.

Re: lowering. [Re: Mike00] #44995 Sep 16, 5:55pm Sep 16, 5:55pm
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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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Re: lowering. [Re: spoiled1102gts] #44996 Sep 16, 6:16pm Sep 16, 6:16pm
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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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Re: lowering. [Re: spoiled1102gts] #44997 Sep 16, 6:37pm Sep 16, 6:37pm
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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.

Re: lowering. [Re: vaio23] #44998 Sep 16, 7:28pm Sep 16, 7:28pm
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cause i got those coilovers for 60 is that bad???


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