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Old 09-26-2015, 06:18 PM   #1
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Lowering springs

I'm looking to buy a set of lowering springs for my car. I'm on a budget and want to spend the least amount possible. There are springs on eBay for same around 75-100 bucks new. Does anyone know how they perform? This car may hit the strip now and then but is primarily a fun day driving car.


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I would love to hear this as well.... Hate to loose my ride but hate the off road look


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I think SR is said to be the cheapest, decent springs. Okay reviews, but I still went Steeda

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About the only good product with the SR name on it is the springs. I havent heard any bad about them, and only good things. I would get them vs a ebay brand to be honest. You will also need an aignment, and new shocks/struts depending on the condition of your current set up. The lowering springs will wear them out quickly and you wont get the benefits of the new springs increased handling without upgrading the dampners. I would do SR springs, Koni oranges (STR.T), and an alignment. You may not beed CC plates as those are only a 1.5" drop.

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I may be able to get a used set of eibach sport lines for $50. What do you all think about those springs?


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I may be able to get a used set of eibach sport lines for $50. What do you all think about those springs?


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Eibach makes good springs and that is an awesome deal, but like Steve said no matter what springs you go with you are going to have to change your shock and strut set up or you're going to have problems.. the stalkers are made for lowered springs

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Eibach makes good springs and that is an awesome deal, but like Steve said no matter what springs you go with you are going to have to change your shock and strut set up or you're going to have problems.. the stalkers are made for lowered springs

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The stockers are NOT made for lowered springs

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Dont you need camber plates to?


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I'll sell you my stock Bullitt springs. Lower 3/4" and have better spring rates than most aftermarket.


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Dont you need camber plates to?


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It depends. If hes just doing 1.5" lower he may be able to get away with the aligment into spec. Lower than that and you will need them typicaly. He could use camber bolts though, cheap alternative but not as good as CC plates. If you do go with CC plates always use MM CC plates and nothing else, DO NOT buy the SR CC plates, you will be sorry!!

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It depends. If hes just doing 1.5" lower he may be able to get away with the aligment into spec. Lower than that and you will need them typicaly. He could use camber bolts though, cheap alternative but not as good as CC plates. If you do go with CC plates always use MM CC plates and nothing else, DO NOT buy the SR CC plates, you will be sorry!!

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Just get a pair of SR's. It's a lot safer than anything on Ebay.


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save yourself the headache, do it right the first time..

steeda lowering springs
mm caster camber plates
koni orange shocks and struts
steeda x2 ball joints (which lower it more)


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save yourself the headache, do it right the first time..

steeda lowering springs
mm caster camber plates
koni orange shocks and struts
steeda x2 ball joints (which lower it more)


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My exact setup, I fully agree.. going to be about a thousand bucks though

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How bad does it ride????


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How bad does it ride????


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Don't ask me that, cuz I haven't got to drive it yet since install !! ( motor is apart right now ) ... I'm sure it will anything but "bad" though

If you guys are on a budget and looking for the cheapest way to get a drop ...then just cut your stock springs for free (some frown upon this, but I've seen it done right and last more than once--and vice-versa, so that's on you) or get the SR's for $200 and call it a day

Your shocks and struts are definitely going to need replacing eventually anyway and depending on your mileage they may be needing it now

The Koni oranges have been stupid cheap all year long, I should know what they feel like by this weekend if my intake is here in time

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Don't get the eBay ones, tear end didn't drop
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Steeda is a name that you can trust

Here is a nice article that will provide you with the Steeda Difference - All Lowering Springs Are NOT Created Equal | Steeda Blog

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I'll sell you my stock Bullitt springs. Lower 3/4" and have better spring rates than most aftermarket.


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Thanks for that article TJ. I enjoyed it. I've never given much real thought to the difference in springs between the big 3 or 4 but after a bit of research and that article my choice is clear going forward.

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I got ordered some SR. Now I just need to find someone to help me install them


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I got ordered some SR. Now I just need to find someone to help me install them


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If u have a Jack and jackstands, install is a piece of cake. Check YouTube for how to vids

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The rears are stupid easy to replace. I did them myself and I was a huge novice at working on cars. Videos definitely help.


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Rears are easy provided you dont struggle at alining things and have a good hammer 😜


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I do not have jack stands. The rear does look easy though. Maybe I should just pick up some jack stands and do the rear. I don't need a spring compressor for the rears, right?


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Nope, not for the rears

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Could I use my spare tire jack and a couple blocks of wood lol


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Could I use my spare tire jack and a couple blocks of wood lol


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No use jack stands bro... Don't risk your life seriously


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It would be very hard to do with that little spare jack. Seriously it is super easy. I did it with no mechanical knowledge.
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If you use jack stands properly and put them in the right place you will be fine people use them everyday. I would rather use jack stands then ramps.


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If you use jack stands properly and put them in the right place you will be fine people use them everyday. I would rather use jack stands then ramps.


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I think he was agreeing to use jack stands. His lack of a comma just made it sound different.
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