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Old 09-20-2014, 02:40 AM   #1
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2" drop and tower brace

So I purchased Tien Lowering Springs; and Im kinda of a noob when talking about this. When installing what other parts would be necessary or recommended? Or what kind of service would also be necessary/recommended?
These questions are for both the springs and brace, thanks!


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I haven't installed a STB before, but ideally for the springs you're gonna wanna do Shocks/struts Caster/Camber plates, and a bumpsteer kit.
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CC plates at the very least or you'll be replacing the front tires pretty quick. IMO, if you aren't going to do shocks/struts/cc plates along with the springs its not a good idea.
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They are right. Get some heavier duty struts, shocks, and CC plates and then install all at once. You could get away with just doing the springs, struts, and shocks for now. Then add the CC plates later, like within 3-4 months or you will chew up your tires pretty good.

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Eh... no, do the CC plates or the tires will get jacked up regardless and the alignment will be totally shot.
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They are right. Get some heavier duty struts, shocks, and CC plates and then install all at once. You could get away with just doing the springs, struts, and shocks for now. Then add the CC plates later, like within 3-4 months or you will chew up your tires pretty good.

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You have it completely flipped around. Absolute necessary to have the CC plates first. Then in the next few months it'll be ideal to change the shocks and struts to upgraded ones.

Still the best idea is to do it all at the same time.


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If the shocks and struts are in good shape and you feel you can use them with the new springs, then do so. Or if money is an issue, then re-use the shocks and struts. But the very least you need new camber /caster adjustable plates, and an alignment. Most of the 2 or 3 post tower braces work with majority of all c/c plates. But if you go cheap on them, then you may run into interference issues with the tower brace, seen that a few times before. But if money is not an issue, then go get new shocks and struts and the plates, and alignment for sure. I happen to do my springs a couple months ago, my shocks and struts were not too long ago replaced by PO and the Tokicos were sufficient. So it is basically a judgement call when it comes to the shocks and struts. Make sure the adjustable plates you get are adjustable foe the amount of drop you are going with, not all plates adjust the same with the amount of adjustment allowed, they do have diffferent tolerances.
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Alright thanks guys for all your advice! Ima have to save up for the cc plates and the struts ... Oh well.


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Alright thanks guys for all your advice! Ima have to save up for the cc plates and the struts ... Oh well.

Here are the ones I got,and they were just fine, and the price is nice for a good set. Plus if you get ahold of Alex with American Muscle, he will give you a discount code to use with all your purchses, 6% off is the discount value on future purchases. He is usually floating around on this site during the weekdays. Or go to the link on top of our homepage and send him a PM.

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Here are the ones I got,and they were just fine, and the price is nice for a good set. Plus if you get ahold of Alex with American Muscle, he will give you a discount code to use with all your purchses, 6% off is the discount value on future purchases. He is usually floating around on this site during the weekdays. Or go to the link on top of our homepage and send him a PM.

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Yea I just saw those on AM and figured I might as well get those. Would you recommend getting the KYB Shock and Struts? Its my cheapest option.


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Yea I just saw those on AM and figured I might as well get those. Would you recommend getting the KYB Shock and Struts? Its my cheapest option.


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For me personally, when a dropping a car like that I would not recommend cheaping out on your suspension components. I would recommend going with the Maximum Motorsports caster camber plates over the SR springs. For your shocks/struts I would look to see if they're designed to handle a drop like that
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For me personally, when a dropping a car like that I would not recommend cheaping out on your suspension components. I would recommend going with the Maximum Motorsports caster camber plates over the SR springs. For your shocks/struts I would look to see if they're designed to handle a drop like that

Yea true, Ill just have to ask if they are designed for that kind of drop. How about used Shocks and Struts?


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Yea true, Ill just have to ask if they are designed for that kind of drop. How about used Shocks and Struts?


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Used shocks and struts are generally hit or miss, I try to avoid them as much as possible. To help with strut choice you can check out this link: http://www.maximummotorsports.com/te...ing_rates.aspx
Just find their recommended springs that match close to your drop and spring rates.
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Thanks! Ill check it out


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Cc plates first lol or your tires be like this.

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Cc plates first lol or your tires be like this.

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I did my plates about 3 months after my drop and had no issues at all with un even tire wear.

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Then again I don't DD it either.

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