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Old 02-01-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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lowering kit vs. coil over

I am considering lowering my 07 vert and trying to determine the best approach.
Should i go with a prepackage kit..like the Eibach Pro-System plus, should I purchase parts separately, or should I throw a few more dollars down and go coil over (not quite sure of their value against high price)?

I am a dd with some highway driving.
I want the look of lowering but I dont want to feel every bump on the road.. So want to upgrade overall suspension for best look and ride.

I welcome your opinions and guidance.
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Re: lowering kit vs. coil over

Well I don't have a 05-09 car so I can't personally tell you which setup is best. The +05's have a different suspension setup compared to the pre 05's, and I'm not too familiar with that setup.

But I can give you some advice based on my experience with lowering.

If you are dd the car on highway roads I would consider a mild suspension setup..something that lowers the car but doesn't slam it. 1-1.5" vs 1.8-2". Also I wouldn't remove isolators and choose extremely stiff springs.

I only drive my car on weekends/nice days 7 months out of the year so I slammed mine and went with stiffer springs. I did take the car on trips a few times with it lowered and the ride was harsh on rough roads and over highway bumps. I wouldn't recommend an extremely low and aggressive setup for a dd car.

Coil overs are really nice since you can adjust them, however they are more expensive. When coilovers first came out they were stiff and primarily for road coursing..but nowadays most kits can be fully adjustable yet still provide a comfortable ride. So don't rule them out completely when it comes to ride comfort.

I'd suggest a set of mild springs with a 1.5" drop would be a nice drop for a dd car. The 05+ still look real good with a 1-1.5" drop.

If you want to take the car to the track/road course on weekends look into coil overs. Expect to pay more but you'll enjoy the adjustability of the coil over shock setup. Raise it some for the drive to work, lower it for the aggressiveness of the road course
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Coilover is overkill for a DD... I would buy FRPP k springs and camber bolts (for proper alignment) and koni SRT-R shocks n struts... Well under a $1000 and you will love it... You might need to pick up a adj Panhard bar If ur rear end gets out of whack due to lowering and that's 113-149 depending on where u get it

My car w FRPP k springs (1 1/2 drop all the way around) and I have not scraped yet
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Great information.
Thank you both.
I will exclude the coil overs and stick with something like the FRHP to improve my overall handling.
Plus cambers.
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I'm telling u the cc are a waste of money for a daily... I plan to road race that's why I'm getting em
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If I was u I would go with the FRPP-K springs which I found on LatemodelRestoration.com for a good price and some adjustable shocks and struts. That way u can still adjust ur ride quality.
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My 2011 is a DD. I've lowered it 2 inches all the way around. I love the look but hate the ride on city streets. If the road is smooth it's awesome but that's not the case for most city streets in Corpus.
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@silversky545 - what are cc's?

Are you guys saying I shouldn't bother with a kit,complete with shocks, struts,lowering springs and sway bars?
I figure for about 1500 I can ensure a better ride and get the look I want.
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Caster camber plates... U don't need em to be lowered and comfortable.... And you don't need adj shocks n struts either... Most guys w adj s&s have them set like the koni srtr for DD ... If you only want to look good and have better than stock handling and comfort go w k springs and srtr s &s .... That is a cheap very good set up... So here is a good set up that's not expensive and will meet all your goals

Ford racing k springs $189.00
Koni SRTR shocks n struts $400
Ehibach camber bolts $24.00
J & m adj pan hard bar $113.00
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@silversky545

Thank you.
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I was suggesting adjustable shocks and struts for if he goes to the drag or decides to auto cross. That way he would be able to adjust if he wanted to. If not then he can just go with with the shocks and struts u are talking about with the K springs and be fine but don't knock on what I said because u have concluded that ur way is best.
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Did not want to come across ugly my bad... I am wanting what you said... It just sounded like it would b over kill for his application
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It's cool. I was just suggesting what I did if he wanted the option but it's all up to what he wants to do anyways.
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In my case I just dream... I never have money so I find used lol
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