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Old 01-08-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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Lowering Springs or Sway Bars

Which is a better improvement for handling? Lowered definitely looks great, but requires, Camber plates or bolts, possibly panhard, LCA relo brackets. Upgraded Swaybars stiffen the car and are cheaper either way.
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Depends on how much of a drop you go but definately lowering springs is better. You will notice it better than sway bars
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if u only do 1.5" drop u wont need cc plates. i would get springs first just becuz stock ride hight looks nasty
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Go with the lowering springs. Looks and performance will be better than just getting sway bars. With just sway bars you won't notice too much.
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Which is a better improvement for handling? Lowered definitely looks great, but requires, Camber plates or bolts, possibly panhard, LCA relo brackets. Upgraded Swaybars stiffen the car and are cheaper either way.
Wait, LCA relo brackets are required when lowering?
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I springs then sway bars and definetly some Polly urethane bushings
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Wait, LCA relo brackets are required when lowering?
That aren't absolutely required but with aftermarket LCA's it fixes the geometry unless you have adjustable ones.
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That aren't absolutely required but with aftermarket LCA's it fixes the geometry unless you have adjustable ones.
Ohh for sure that makes sense, Thanks!
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I've always heard do sway bars last out of suspensions mods (for the most part)

Springs, shocks and struts, control arms and brackets, then sway bars.
Camber bolts/cc plates when you need them and ph bar when you need it. This is all the way I understand it.

And like others have said, you shouldn't need much else for less than a 1.5" drop unless you want to go all in.
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I've always heard do sway bars last out of suspensions mods (for the most part)

Springs, shocks and struts, control arms and brackets, then sway bars.
Camber bolts/cc plates when you need them and ph bar when you need it. This is all the way I understand it.

And like others have said, you shouldn't need much else for less than a 1.5" drop unless you want to go all in.
I guess shocks right after springs. I've got 98K. I don't want to go more than 1.5", It's a CalSpecial and the front lip is already 1.5" lower than stock.
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I guess shocks right after springs. I've got 98K. I don't want to go more than 1.5", It's a CalSpecial and the front lip is already 1.5" lower than stock.
I bet p springs would do it for you. Or steeda sports. It's probably time to replace your shocks and struts anyways! I'm going with the ultralites and I have the CDC aggressive chin, so it should be interesting... Haha pretty much a snow plow that'll be very close to the ground
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I bet p springs would do it for you. Or steeda sports. It's probably time to replace your shocks and struts anyways! I'm going with the ultralites and I have the CDC aggressive chin, so it should be interesting... Haha pretty much a snow plow that'll be very close to the ground
In the summer it'll keep the cats out from getting under the car on the road.
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In the summer it'll keep the cats out from getting under the car on the road.
That's for sure. Haha and sticks and bugs and pennies
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