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I really want to lower my car but after being in my friends who cut his springs I'm afraid to do it. I was hitting my head on the roof every time he hit a 2 inch bump. I know the right way to do it is to buy new struts but it doesn't fit my budget. Thought lowering springs would be ok, but wanted to hear from someone that has just put in springs and had good results. How much does it affect the smoothness of the ride.

springs I'm lookin at.
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Well, as you stated, your friend cut his springs. That is one way to lower your ride, but the worst way,imo. I have ground control coilovers on my car set as low as possible. The ride is somewhat bumpy, but only if I am not careful when going over bumps or potholes. On a smooth road, the ride is wonderful. Lowering you car will improve handling and looks. Ride comfort will be compromised somewhat, you just have to be more careful when you drive. The rim/tire size also affects the comfort. Basically what I am trying to say is, if you want a comfortable ride, don't slam your car by cutting the springs. The factory put them at a certain height for a reason.
 

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eibachs dont lower much, but man they are awesome. im happy with them in every which way. they make your car feel a lot sportier and its not too rough of a ride. when you are driving, you can tell you have a bit stiffer suspension but its not bad, but when you get into a turn...its a completely different world. also, theyre not inconvenient, youll still be able to get into steep driveways and shit like that. and you also dont need to buy new struts. either way, the springs kick ass.

if youre looking to lower for looks, then get sprints or DZs. if you want to lower for functionability(good ride, good handling, and not inconvenient) then get the eibachs
 

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Siizzzoooo said:
most people do it to get rid of the MASSIVE CANYON between the fender and tire
Those people are refered to as "Ricers". Hehe.
I got eibachs and went with larger diameter tires (kept the 15" steels and got higher profile tires). Killed the gap nicely. No rubbing, no problems. Still handles wonderfully.
Best combo for daily driving and occassional spirited driving: Eibach Springs with Tokico struts. Throw on a front strut tower brace from ebay, rear sway bar from Suspension Techniques or Stillen, and a front control arm brace from nismoman and you've got a killer suspension. If you want to take it a step further, contact me privately and I'll tell you where to get a rear strut tower brace and sub-frame connectors for a truly suspended ride with almost no sacrifice in ride quality.
Jae
 

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ThurzNite said:

Those people are refered to as "Ricers". Hehe.
I got eibachs and went with larger diameter tires (kept the 15" steels and got higher profile tires). Killed the gap nicely. No rubbing, no problems. Still handles wonderfully.
Best combo for daily driving and occassional spirited driving: Eibach Springs with Tokico struts. Throw on a front strut tower brace from ebay, rear sway bar from Suspension Techniques or Stillen, and a front control arm brace from nismoman and you've got a killer suspension. If you want to take it a step further, contact me privately and I'll tell you where to get a rear strut tower brace and sub-frame connectors for a truly suspended ride with almost no sacrifice in ride quality.
Jae
so what...u got 70 series tires...
 

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Siizzzoooo said:
so what...u got 70 series tires...
215/60-15...increased overall diameter by a cm I think.
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I have the eibach springs and I love them, great ride, great handleing. Every once and a while i would like to go lower, but I live in PA and the roads are terrible, so the eibachs are just right!
 

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the only time I wanted to go lower was to Rice...and I admit that I've had the urge a few times.
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It has been my experience that Eibach springs are among the worlds best in terms of quality.

Those Engineers at Eibach are pretty smart. They put a lot of work into their springs. They lower the car just enough to give it a good look, but not so low you bounce off the bumpstops like an idiot Riceboy.

General statement not directed to any one person here:
If you cut the springs, you're an idiot. You've just ruined the work of a highly skilled Engineer. You think you know more than him? Now you have springs with unknown spring rates (betcha didn't know just cutting springs changes the rate, did ya?), unknown ride height, and unknown handling caracteristics. Dumb, dumb, and really dumb.

I would think about getting some new shocks too. I've noticed that aftermarket shocks (KYB, Tokico) are a little more aggressivly valved than OE shocks and are a better match for the rates of lowering springs.

Just my $.02, take it or leave it.
 

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I didn't feel the KYB's were "stiffer" than originals. I think the Tokicos will be though.
Yeah, Eibach's the bomb...they're sponsors for my friend's mountain bike team...eibach makes custom springs for their mountain bikes. Really cool!
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i know you guys are talking about eibach but just to throw my 2 cents in i got h&r and i like them and the look is great just right they are a little bit stiffer u loose the luxury feel but all in all i like them alot.my ? is though will my stock struts hold out with H&r i know you say the eibach do??
 

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i went with the eibachs and KYB's...........would have liked a little more drop but the ride is great............i'm happy........:D
 

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Does anyone have the combination of Eibach springs and the Tokico struts? How much of a difference is there compared to Eibachs and Stock struts?:confused:
ThurzNite said:


Best combo for daily driving and occassional spirited driving: Eibach Springs with Tokico struts. Throw on a front strut tower brace from ebay, rear sway bar from Suspension Techniques or Stillen, and a front control arm brace from nismoman and you've got a killer suspension. If you want to take it a step further, contact me privately and I'll tell you where to get a rear strut tower brace and sub-frame connectors for a truly suspended ride with almost no sacrifice in ride quality.
Jae
 
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