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Post by MissLeighMcKay on Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:03 pm

I'm looking at getting lowering springs for my car. I have had my eye on Eibach's for a while but what do you recommend?

All I want is a slight drop, nothing major where I'm scraping the s**t out of the underneath of my car. I still want it drivable.

Let me know about your good and bad experiences with brands and lowering springs in general. I need to know I'm going to be making the right decision.

Thanks,

Leigh


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Post by C41N3 on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:27 pm

I found that all springs are near enough the same, the branded ones are slightly better/stiffer than the non branded ones etc but i guess when it comes down to things you get what you pay for Very Happy
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Post by MissLeighMcKay on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:32 pm

@C41N3 wrote:I found that all springs are near enough the same, the branded ones are slightly better/stiffer than the non branded ones etc but i guess when it comes down to things you get what you pay for Very Happy

So if for example, I have people in the back of my car, what would stop it from rubbing on the tyres (if that's the correct way of putting it)? Would having a branded springs help it?

I'm being such a div so excuse my idiotic-ness!
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Post by BigV8 on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:43 pm

There's a good chance unbranded would be softer so with people in the back may run risk of rubbing yes but saying that even some branded springs are just the same. Springs is a trial and see teally especially with a car such as yours where I'm sure there's little on the market and even fewer cars which have tried it
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Post by C41N3 on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:49 pm

with springs your always going to run the risk of scrubbing with people in the car just depends how heavy they are, this is why theres also coilovers with all the adjustable settings on them like you can have them really hard so it doesnt scrub with loads of heavy people in the car etc Smile could be completely wrong though lol!
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Post by MissLeighMcKay on Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:34 pm

@C41N3 wrote:with springs your always going to run the risk of scrubbing with people in the car just depends how heavy they are, this is why theres also coilovers with all the adjustable settings on them like you can have them really hard so it doesnt scrub with loads of heavy people in the car etc Smile could be completely wrong though lol!

Haha thanks! Ill have to see the price difference between coilovers and lowering springs!
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Post by MissLeighMcKay on Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:35 pm

@BigV8 wrote:There's a good chance unbranded would be softer so with people in the back may run risk of rubbing yes but saying that even some branded springs are just the same. Springs is a trial and see teally especially with a car such as yours where I'm sure there's little on the market and even fewer cars which have tried it

Thanks, ill have to look around I guess.
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Post by ShaneEvans200sx on Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:06 pm

I have used expensive springs and even used ebay special coilovers on my bmw slammed to the floor never scrubbed the arches. Even used the same coilovers on my bora, but it was to low and knocked the chassis rail on the drive shafts.

It depends if your doing to for looks or for handling purposes.

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Post by MissLeighMcKay on Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:08 pm

@ShaneEvans200sx wrote:I have used expensive springs and even used ebay special coilovers on my bmw slammed to the floor never scrubbed the arches. Even used the same coilovers on my bora, but it was to low and knocked the chassis rail on the drive shafts.

It depends if your doing to for looks or for handling purposes.

Just for looks as it looks too high at the moment

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Post by ShaneEvans200sx on Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:14 pm

If your going for looks you still want some comfort as well then :-)

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Post by MissLeighMcKay on Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:14 pm

@ShaneEvans200sx wrote:If your going for looks you still want some comfort as well then :-)

Of course I do haha
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