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Old 11-11-2015, 11:52 AM   #36
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I am torn between SR performance lowering springs and Steeda sport springs. Read all around and both seem like a very good product. This is my DD so ride quality is a must for me. Getting just the springs. So what do you guys think? Thanks!
Bryan - It's really going to come down to what you want to spend. SR is more of a budget spring in comparison to Steeda and having driven on them both on an 11-14 I'd have to suggest the Sport Springs based on the ride alone. The reviews definitely speak for themselves







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TCopp...Out of curiosity, do you know how much your(assumed) 1.5" drop affected you rear wheel shift to one side?
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What qualities are most important to you in a spring?

If you're looking for a comfortable ride, I would recommend our SP009. They're 165 in/lb front and 160 in/lb rear spring, and are softer than most other springs on the market. If maintaining ride quality similar to OEM is important to you, these springs are an excellent choice. They'll also handle better than OEM since they're about 15% stiffer. They will also work well with stock shocks and struts until you decide it's time to upgrade.

If overall handling is more important and you don't mind sacrificing ride quality, then our handling springs would be what you want. Just bear in mind with stiffer spring rates, the ride will not be as nice until you upgrade shocks and struts. Our handling springs are 240 in/lb front and 200 in/lbs rear.

We put a lot of thought into our spring design to provide a variety of springs for a variety of needs.
Assuming a 1.5" drop, are you saying that the stock struts and shocks do not prematurely wear out, due to operating outside their designed range?
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TCopp...Out of curiosity, do you know how much your(assumed) 1.5" drop affected you rear wheel shift to one side?

It only shifted 1/2 an inch, if that.


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SR's. IMO it sits perfect. 1.5" drop all around, retains the rake (how he car should look) and coupled with Koni Oranges, the ride is rougher than stock, but it's sporty. No nose dive while breaking, car handles superbly around corners.


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How's driving over bumps?
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How's driving over bumps?

A little rough, but nothing you can't live with. Thing about having a "decent ride" is it's usually not a "sporty ride" and will handle accordingly.


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It only shifted 1/2 an inch, if that.


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I'm getting the impression that a small drop, like 1", would result in a minimal shift. I'll find out in the spring when I do mine.
Trouble is my stock is already favoring the left by a 1/2".
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Mind you I daily drive mine. No real issues to speak of other than watch your angles on driveways.


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I'm getting the impression that a small drop, like 1", would result in a minimal shift. I'll find out in the spring when I do mine.

Trouble is my stock is already favoring the left by a 1/2".

I dropped mine 1.5 all round and the rear shifted about an inch to the driver side. Adjusted the PHB and was good to go.


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I dropped mine 1.5 all round and the rear shifted about an inch to the driver side. Adjusted the PHB and was good to go.


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That sounds like an awful lot. Did you happen to check it before you lowered it?
EDIT: Was 1" the difference between the right and left, in which case you had to move it 1/2" to correct?
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That sounds like an awful lot. Did you happen to check it before you lowered it?
EDIT: Was 1" the difference between the right and left, in which case you had to move it 1/2" to correct?
Get an adjustable pan hard, put your axle in the center like it should be to within 1/8"....then when you lower the car you see how much it actually moves it.
Remember, subtract one side from the other and divide by 2....puts it right in the center....
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Get an adjustable pan hard, put your axle in the center like it should be to within 1/8"....then when you lower the car you see how much it actually moves it.

Remember, subtract one side from the other and divide by 2....puts it right in the center....

This ^. And an inch was noticeable looking at the rear end of the car, but nothing crazy. Centering it is a breeze and nothing to worry about.


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Yeah. Only takes a couple minutes to recenter.


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I'd say it depends on the roads where you live. I used to drive on the highway 200-250 miles per week and the stiffer suspension would have been great for that.

Now I usually just drive around town, and the roads in my area are so bad that I'm really regretting lowering my car. In fact, I hate it so much right now I may go back to stock. Interested in buying my slightly used parts?

BTW.. I went with SR springs, Koni Orangs, C&C plates, and Steeda PH bar. At first I loved the stiffer ride as it handles more like the corvettes I used to drive and looks amazing. But over time the harshness over bumps really started to bother me. And I only really benefit from the sporty ride maybe 1% of the time during my use of the car.

So if the car is your DD and the roads aren't smooth, I'd suggest you just stay with your stock setup.

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Get an adjustable pan hard, put your axle in the center like it should be to within 1/8"....then when you lower the car you see how much it actually moves it.
Remember, subtract one side from the other and divide by 2....puts it right in the center....
I was simply trying to find out how much it actually moved when he lowered it. I doubt it would have moved a full 1" but like I asked, that may have been the difference between sides.
And like you said, that gets divided by 2 to get the actual movement and/or readjustment amount (one and the same).
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How do you like them so far?
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What qualities are most important to you in a spring?

If you're looking for a comfortable ride, I would recommend our SP009. They're 165 in/lb front and 160 in/lb rear spring, and are softer than most other springs on the market. If maintaining ride quality similar to OEM is important to you, these springs are an excellent choice. They'll also handle better than OEM since they're about 15% stiffer. They will also work well with stock shocks and struts until you decide it's time to upgrade.

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We put a lot of thought into our spring design to provide a variety of springs for a variety of needs.
Yeah the SP009 is what I have been looking at for a while now. Might make a purchase sometime soon. Got any sales coming up for the holidays? Just out of curiosity.
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Also, does it matter what brand panhard bar I get?
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Also, does it matter what brand panhard bar I get?

It's all preference man. I went with SR's PHB. It's double adjustable, nothing fancy, gets the job done.


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It's all preference man. I went with SR's PHB. It's double adjustable, nothing fancy, gets the job done.


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Alright, good to hear. And how was the install?
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Alright, good to hear. And how was the install?

The PHB? Easy peasy


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How do you like them so far?

Love them, no problems with them at all. My driver side strut seems to be squeaking though, dumb koni and their cheapness.


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Also, does it matter what brand panhard bar I get?

Nah. I went with BMR's adjustable. And yes, install is a breeze.


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Did you use your stock shocks and struts? Drop looks good by the way.
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I have the ford racing lowering springs 2" drop and changed the struts and shocks rides good just hates the speed bumps lol


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