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Old 04-16-2012, 02:59 PM   #71
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I have xpipe back stock headers the chin spoiler is fine I rarely scrape and when I do it's usually my exhaust it hangs really low for some reason
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My car has the Eibach pro kit and the steeda x2 ball joints should be 2.25 in the front and 2 in the back but I don't really believe the front is as far down as they said but then again it was hella high stock
But this should give you an idea what Eibach has to offer

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And Eibach is hella stiff great for corners but expect to feel every dip in the road
I personally love it but the girlfriend doesn't like it so much when we have to drive crappy roads
If I go with the eibach pro kit will it even be noticeable lowered and does the ball joints make it lower? And what will I need with the springs or can I just get the springs and the ball joints and I'm good?
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If I go with the eibach pro kit will it even be noticeable lowered and does the ball joints make it lower? And what will I need with the springs or can I just get the springs and the ball joints and I'm good?
I have the x2 balljoint but haven't install it yet. The instruction says if you don't put the spacers on it will lower your fronts for about a half inch.
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If I go with the eibach pro kit will it even be noticeable lowered and does the ball joints make it lower? And what will I need with the springs or can I just get the springs and the ball joints and I'm good?
If you don't use the spacers included with the ball joints then it will contribute roughly .5" drop. And I'd recommend getting the bumpsteer kit too. And eventually getting new shocks and struts.
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Jut put on 305/40/18 Nitto 555r tires on the rear fifteen minutes ago. It sits so amazing with my drop!! The last pic has my friend Evan photo-bombed.
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I run 305-35-18 drag radials. now go get them nice and hot and see how they hook
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I run 305-35-18 drag radials. now go get them nice and hot and see how they hook
The roads are wet so not tonight. But definitely tommorow! I'm really excited.
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Jut put on 305/40/18 Nitto 555r tires on the rear fifteen minutes ago. It sits so amazing with my drop!! The last pic has my friend Evan photo-bombed.
Very nice!! What rims do you have there? Are they 18x10?? I am planning to put 305's too? But why dint you go for 305/35? How big is the difference between 305/40 and 305/35?
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Jut put on 305/40/18 Nitto 555r tires on the rear fifteen minutes ago. It sits so amazing with my drop!! The last pic has my friend Evan photo-bombed.
looks good!
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Very nice!! What rims do you have there? Are they 18x10?? I am planning to put 305's too? But why dint you go for 305/35? How big is the difference between 305/40 and 305/35?
My rear rims are 18/10.5 if I recall. I wanted the tire to be a little taller to fill in the left over wheel gap I had after lowering. I was scared when I got the tires because they looked super tall.. But they fit perfectly. I'm so happy. I had 295/30/18 on before this.
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What size tires should I get if my rims are 18x8 front and 18x9.5 rear?
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What size tires should I get if my rims are 18x8 front and 18x9.5 rear?
Fronts stay with stock size. Rear you could probably do 275s nicely.
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One more picture! Sorry for hijacking this thread.
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One more picture! Sorry for hijacking this thread.
It's all good but when you lower your car if the suspension you have is all stock what should I get if I just want to suspension for looks?
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It's all good but when you lower your car if the suspension you have is all stock what should I get if I just want to suspension for looks?
If you do it for looks and want to lower it I'd recommend at least doing new balljoints as well. Steeda x2 are pricey but worth it. MOOG, I'm sure, will do a good job for a while too. Stock shocks an struts will hold up for a while but to really reap the benefits of lowered suspension you should upgrade shocks and struts eventually. Also Steeda bumpsteer is helpful and worth it's cost.

And you might wanna check your inner tie-rods while you're at it since its like $50 for a new set and it will tighten up your steering a lot and hold alignment a lot better.
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Just be prepared the ball joint swap is a pain in the a$$ if you need help I've done it before and will be glad to offer some assistance
But a big ****ing hammer is a definite must for the swap I recommend a snap on tools 40oz dead blow or a 15lb sledge
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Just be prepared the ball joint swap is a pain in the a$$ if you need help I've done it before and will be glad to offer some assistance
But a big ****ing hammer is a definite must for the swap I recommend a snap on tools 40oz dead blow or a 15lb sledge
+1. I used the blunt side of a splitting axe when dislodging the steering knuckle.

If you're around the Baton Rouge area I'll be happy to help. I can do an entire ball joint swap in about 30 mins for each side. Haha.
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I did my lowering kit last week and had a terrible time with the rear. The bolt that holds the lower control arm would not budge, it would spin with some muscle behind it but not budge. I got the. It off just fine but the bolt would not slide out for nothing. Is there a trick to this cause I put a jack under it thinking it would release the tension but it was a no go. Had to compress the springs to get them out.....it was a bummer!
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I did my lowering kit last week and had a terrible time with the rear. The bolt that holds the lower control arm would not budge, it would spin with some muscle behind it but not budge. I got the. It off just fine but the bolt would not slide out for nothing. Is there a trick to this cause I put a jack under it thinking it would release the tension but it was a no go. Had to compress the springs to get them out.....it was a bummer!
The trick is to slowly apply pressure with the jack while hitting the bolt with a hammer on the thread side. When the jack hits the correct level the bolt will budge a little when you hit it. When it budges, set the jack and give it a few good hits. Then pull the bolt out. The whole rear took me maybe 35 mins to do all together. Haha

Oh, and don't forget to hit the bolts with PB blaster real good and let it soak in to penetrate for about five to ten mins. It helps out a lot!
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Yea I was asking because I want to do later some new control arms. And this is a good question for the guy who started the thread to know.
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Yea I was asking because I want to do later some new control arms. And this is a good question for the guy who started the thread to know.
+1 New upper and lower control arms makes a huge difference in launch and traction. I'm getting a new set in a week!
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+1 New upper and lower control arms makes a huge difference in launch and traction. I'm getting a new set in a week!
Which ones are you going with?
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Which ones are you going with?
I think they were J&M. But also checking out QA1. I'm still in research phase. Haha
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I put J&M uppers and lowers on mine last weekend and I like them so far. Took care of most of the wheel hop and allows me to launch the car a little harder. Took about an hour and a half to do the install with a beer run mixed in lol
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If my car is all stock with suspension and I want the stance of the h&r springs what all do I need to get to lower it?
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You will need springs, shocks, struts, cc plates and a bumpsteer kit. Its not cheap to do correctly but if done wrong you will go through tires like nothing!
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