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Old 03-22-2005, 07:44 PM   #1
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i wanna lower my zx3 but i think 1.5 inches will be too much any suggestions on brands


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Old 03-22-2005, 07:59 PM   #2
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go with the SVT suspension from McNews, it's about an inch lower than non SVT's and worth the money.
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:10 PM   #3
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can you use stock struts with aftermarket springs or does one have to upgrade the entire package ??????
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:04 AM   #4
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Depends on the spring rates you chose and how old your shocks are. Newer OEM shocks can handle most rate increases in the 20 to 25% area. Over that you need a performance shock to effectively dampen the spring.
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The SVT suspension does NOT lower the car 1.5", it's more like 1/2" to 3/4".

For a 1.5" drop, go with the Eibach Prokit, by far the best all around daily driver drop spring on the market. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

It's always best to match the drop with appropriate dampers. You can use the OEM dampers with the Pros but 8-12 months your dampers will wear due to the lowering.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:32 AM   #6
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Here's a pic of a car that has the SVTF springs. You can see the marks showning how much it
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Here's pics of the eibach pro-kit springs next to stock to give you an idea of the difference.

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^^^^ Thanks for the proof man. The Pros are a big difference.
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Old 03-23-2005, 01:23 PM   #8
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FYI, please don't use length difference between springs as an indicator of the drop. Example, using the pictures above and not knowning details on either spring (which in this case we do), the long one could have a significantly softer rate than the shorter one and may compress enough to end up having the same ride height as the shorter spring. This is why it is so important to know spring rates. The difference between the length of the springs shown appears to be more than 1.5 inches (the know drop) but it does not result in a corresponding drop. Just because a spring is shorter by, lets say 2.5 inches, doesn't mean the resulting drop will be 2.5 inches. The tall one may simply compress more the short one resulting in less of a difference. Sorry if this is confussing but it is important.
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Spax also makes a kit that drops 1.5"....I am looking into those now
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Speaking of springs, why is it that some people have said that springs need to "settle" and "seat" after install, so you might not see the full drop potential of the springs for maybe a week of driving.

My drop has not changed from the day I've installed my springs.

I'm curious where this information if coming from.
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