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Old 11-17-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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Lowering?

What's a good way to go about lowering ur car I'm thinking about just using springs but others have said coil overs

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Old 11-17-2014, 08:24 PM   #2
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If you just going for looks and want to keep the budget reasonable, a good set of springs will do. If you trying to race, then coilovers

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Personally I've had. Tein, h&r, and 2 sets of Eibach. No complaints out of any of them. I've head that the SR springs are good bang for the buck. No experience with them personally though.

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Lowering?

Well first I have to ask what are looking to get out of lowering the car? Are you trying to get rid of some of that fender gap or gain some handling or even getting a drag set up? There are so many types of suspensions you can run these days it's really all on what your looking to get out of your suspension


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Old 11-18-2014, 10:22 AM   #6
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Get the H&R supersports from AM, maximum motorsports CC plates, Tokico HP shocks and struts, new poly isolators, possibly new ball joints (moog or upgrade to Steeda ) good time to do ball joints anyway. If your just going for looks and a little performance improvement then this will work out. There are tons of different manufacturers, and set ups you could go with. I would suggest getting a heavier duty shock/strut set up when you put the new springs in to handle the drop. Also the CC plates will be needed to get you back into spec when you get aligned.

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Old 11-18-2014, 10:41 AM   #7
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I lowered mine with eibachs pro kit. It rode fine until you got on rough roads then it was just horrible. Ended up pulling them and going back to stock height.
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SR performance springs from AM w/ any panhard bar will lower the car nicely while still managing normal driving habits


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I lowered mine with eibachs pro kit. It rode fine until you got on rough roads then it was just horrible. Ended up pulling them and going back to stock height.
Lol Bill Gluckman. He's down with the b*tches and hoes lmao

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Keep in mind that usually you want to upgrade the shock and struts when you lower your ride. You can match up a nice set with the springs and the ride won't be so bad. You might be able to get away with the SR springs as their stiffness is right around where the stock GT's are. The down side is that they aren't real stiff so you might bottom out more. Usually when you lower it though, you want a bit better handling, which means you want stiffer springs.
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Get the H&R supersports from AM, maximum motorsports CC plates, Tokico HP shocks and struts, new poly isolators, possibly new ball joints (moog or upgrade to Steeda ) good time to do ball joints anyway. If your just going for looks and a little performance improvement then this will work out. There are tons of different manufacturers, and set ups you could go with. I would suggest getting a heavier duty shock/strut set up when you put the new springs in to handle the drop. Also the CC plates will be needed to get you back into spec when you get aligned.

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This right here will be an amazing setup. I ran the H&R springs my self before I switched to coilovers.


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Well first I have to ask what are looking to get out of lowering the car? Are you trying to get rid of some of that fender gap or gain some handling or even getting a drag set up? There are so many types of suspensions you can run these days it's really all on what your looking to get out of your suspension


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Well the lower you go the more involved it becomes to make it work. For some what of a decent drop H&R springs lower it 1.6 in the rear and 2" in the front and have a good ride quality because they are a progressive spring. Tein Springs will drop it more to about 2.3 in the rear and 2.5 in the front. Steeda ball joints will also lower the front .5 if you don't use the spacer for out under the spring when installing the ball joints.

If you don't want that much of a drop then I'd look at eibach.

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Old 11-18-2014, 01:36 PM   #15
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Yeah that's low lol I was wanting about 1.5 all around or 2

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Pretty sure the H&R Super sports and race springs are NOT progressive rate springs.


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Old 11-18-2014, 01:39 PM   #17
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There's not much of a gap

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Trust me if you like the lowered look id go for atleast a 2" drop. You won't scrape as much as me, if any because I have roush's body kit and side exhaust. And I put my K member through hell being this low. A friend of mine has his lower with Steeda springs at 1.5 and regrets not going lower. I'd suggest H&R or Tein S for springs and get some nice springs and struts and Maxium Motorsports Caster Camber plates.


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OP, if it's mainly looks, I think I try the SR springs and see how the ride is. You might be able to get away with using new camber bolts for your alignment. They sell those on AM too. Might get lucky and not need CC plates with these springs.


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Pretty sure the H&R Super sports and race springs are NOT progressive rate springs.


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Old 11-18-2014, 01:45 PM   #21
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Alright I appreciate all the help. How do you set a profile pic it never works

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Of your using a picture already and it's not working you may have to crop it and make it smaller for it to work


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Alright if I go 2" would I have to worry about tires rubbing

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It really depends on what wheel and tire you have but I highly doubt you will unless you have spacers and some low offset wheels


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Even at 3.5" drop and coilovers I don't rub but I had to roll my fenders to clear Click image for larger version

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Ok I have 18x9 saleen style wheels
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Yeah you'll be fine your offset is plenty


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Figured i'd chime in....

If you plan to drop 1.5" or less then you will be fine with SR springs and Camber bolts.

If you are looking for the 1.5-2" range then go with a set of H&R Super Sports or Eibach Pro Kits with Caster Camber plates. This will be the best option for most that are looking for a great ride height as well as increased handling. At this point upgraded shocks and struts are HIGHLY recommended.

If you want to go really low (safely) and have awesome performance then a set of coilovers is what you need. They not only handle better than the regular spring set up, you can adjust their height to how you want it.
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My car is on coilovers currently. I decided to just forget about springs, shocks, and struts and go with the big boys. Handles unlike any normal spring will be able to, and the height is adjustable. I haven't measured yet exactly how much lower than a regular GT it is. I just found a ride height i like.
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That's sweet I just don't have the money for coil overs every set I found are over 800$
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Look at the racelands I believe the chech used these. I think their under 500 for the set.

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Racelands coilovers are 570$ shipped to your door and will take just as much time to install as springs give or take an hour. How ever they are non-dampening in the front. Meaning you can't make the ride softer or harder. I have them and they work far better then my H&R spring setup. Not as good as Soccers Maxium Motorsports setup though.


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Anyone have any old lowering springs they with wish to sell me?

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