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Old 03-11-2005, 07:49 AM   #1
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Lowering Kit Question

Does anyone here have a lowering kit on that is in a "high snow" area. I am in Michigan and I get alot of snow, but i want to lower my ZX5. I don't want to have to change them every winter but let me get some feedback from you guys.

Does anyone in these areas have alot of problems??

Also give me some suggestions about which kit to go with, if i decide to do it

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Yes I do, I got the Eibach Pro's (1.5" drop) and it was not very nice this winter. Driving is ok but once the snow builds up or ruts, your going to have problems. I live in Canada BTW. If I were you, DO NOT DROP more then the 1.5" or your going to have alot of problems.
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Yes I do, I got the Eibach Pro's (1.5" drop) and it was not very nice this winter. Driving is ok but once the snow builds up or ruts, your going to have problems. I live in Canada BTW. If I were you, DO NOT DROP more then the 1.5" or your going to have alot of problems.
So you live farther north so definately you would know about the snow. Is it worth it? Even it being a pain in the winter? I wouldn't go lower than 1.5".

Do you think it is worth it?
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I am in michigan, Brighton to be exact, and i have the Progress Suspension with SVT dampers. It is about 1.8 inches- 2 inches lower. I have felt it scrape the snow a few times. One was when i got lost in some side streets and was not a good neighborhood and i did no care about it, i wanted out. And a few times in DEEP snow in my subdivision. But i would go with the 1.8 or the 1.5 drop nothing lower on a daily driver as mine is.
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Yea i live in three places technically, Saginaw, Flint, and Ann Arbor. I think it would be ok. Do you also have a body kit on that? Would that do something to it too? I don't have one and don't plan on it right now since i dont' have much money.

ChaneyZX3'04 Did you put yours on yourself? or did you get it done somewhere? What brand and style would you suggest for a ZX5? Thanks for the help
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Yes i put it on myself. Suspensions are pretty easy. It depends on how much money you have to spend. And how low you want to go..

you have the Eibach Pro system Plus

http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...ROD&ProdID=766

You can go for the progress springs and Eibach dampers

http://www.nolimitmotorsport.com/prod/40-0840

http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...ROD&ProdID=145

then with the progress and dampers i would throw the rear sway in there:

http://www.newedgeperformance.com/in...ROD&ProdID=172

Either of those will be good for you.
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Alright what can I get for the 300-400 dollar range? Anything? I don't want some piece of shit no name brand though. I want something that is going to last a while

i guess my question is, what do i need to get? Do i need to get dampers too. or can i just get springs or what? I am not very literate with all this stuff. Thanks for your help
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the only thing in the 300-400 dollar range would be the SVT kit. Lowers your car about 3/4 of an inch but improves the handleing.

http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...ROD&ProdID=477

Or you could look used, but you will be hard pressed to get something under 400 dollars that does not have a ton of miles on it.
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alright so whats the least expensive i can get it? I have some money to play with but the thing is its supposed to be "college" money. but i can save in the summer when i work at my co-op job that much more to be able to get it now. So what would you think?
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Honnestly I would go with the SVT kit if you are looking more for performance and not the look. If you are going for the look i would go with the Eibach or Progress setup i listed...

You can also go with the same setup minus the front and rear sways, and you can add a rear sway afterwords. This is just under 500 bucks. Plus if you want to learn to install it, that usually costs about 30 bucks in pizza and pop.

http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...PROD&ProdID=89

For more local guys and if/when you buy a setup check out www.thefocusconnection.com and post in the michigan area. I would be willing to help you install it if i am free.
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