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Old 10-26-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Lowering my car?

Okay so I want to lower my car but I'm kinda short on cash. I want to go with the Ebachi (or w.e their called). In order just to lower it do I have to buy the full kit or just the lowering springs? ATM I'm not to worried about handling because it's just a daily driver. I'm just trying to find the cheapest way because I got my hours for work cut tremendously because of school. (Only 17) Thanks for any advice


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You can buy lowering springs, some one in the for sale section is selling tein springs for like 120 or something. It is recommended tho if you are dropping over 1.5 inches to get dampers too. But if under that you should be fine.
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Ya I heard the Ebachi kit did a 1.5", should I get dampers too? I don't want my tires to look like some of the ricers where their all crooked or w/e. Is that what'll happen?
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You want to get matching dampers whenever you lower the car. The reason being is the handling will be very bad if you don't. The car will be bouncy and will handle crappy. The stock dampers will wear out very quickly as well with the lower springs as they are not made for that short/stiff of a spring. Get some dampers matched to the springs and you will thank yourself in the long run.

Look at the Eibach pro kit. Lowers it 1.5" and comes with matching dampers. Around 500 bucks

Or the SVT suspension kit. Lowers the car .75" and comes with matching dampers plus a 21mm rear swaybar for around 300 bucks.
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I have 1.5" drop, no need for dampers. Looks just fine, just a little lower, and since You don't care about handling, I won't tell You about how much better steering response and cornering is...

::EDIT:: I forgot to mention that I did shocks/struts/springs all at the same time, jetrinka is right, don't just do springs, You'll regret it.
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You will need an alignment once you drop the car too.
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You will need an alignment once you drop the car too.
I didn't get an alignment, should i? I can let loose of the wheel without any drift for a good long time, longer than is comfortable for Me to have no hands on the wheel... not trying to second guess You, is this really neccessary if I still handle well?
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you will get a small amount of negative camber (crooked rims) with a 1.5" drop, nothing major. you will be bouncing around like some of the ricers if you don't get dampers. your stockers are not stiff enough for the drop. save up a bit and get a complete kit. you can get the Eibach pro-kit for under $500 at C-F-M
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I didn't get an alignment, should i? I can let loose of the wheel without any drift for a good long time, longer than is comfortable for Me to have no hands on the wheel... not trying to second guess You, is this really neccessary if I still handle well?
an alignment is recommended for any kind of suspension changes. it may still follow a straight line, but you will kill your tires alot faster.
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^^^that might be good, I have brand new tires which have been discontinued, and the warranty replacement is a considerably better tire. Good to know, though. Thanks.
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