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Old 04-10-2005, 04:11 AM   #1
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Exclamation Can you guys help me out? Wanting to do 17's and lower...

on the search of 04+ 5spoke SVT rims... and whenever i can get those i want to lower the focus...
what would be a good lowering kit to use? I want the car to handle better and look more extreme lowered...

Guy here on post has one that is lowered and well it's just simply amazing looking from what i can tell... but previous owner heated the springs... yaaa **** that. :) anyway anyone ideas?


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Old 04-10-2005, 06:34 AM   #2
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a 1.5" drop is the most popular, but not the lowest. A 2" drop sits just right if you like it low. Anything lower is really not streetable. There are many outlets for springs. Eibach and H&R come to mind. Juts hit up the sponsor listing and shop around.
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IMO a 1.5" drop is good streetable performance. 2.0" is semi streetable. 2.5"+ is tucked and rubbing.

Eibach and H&R are the most common. Some say that Eibach is overrated and too common, but thats cause it is a great system.

Im on the Eibach Pro kit (1.5") and there is still a little gap. If the roads are pretty good, and you want a lower stance, get the Eibach sportlines (2.0) w/ dampers. Since it is a progressive spring, it will be softer for daily driving, but still be firm in the corners.

Also keep in mind that anything over 1.5-1.6" drop will require camber kits to bring your camber back into stock specs.
hope it helps and good luck w/ your purchase.
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I run a 2'' rear drop and a 1'' front, I had to get the cars ass out of the air but dont worry its leveled out. I have coilovers they are definatly nice b/c if and/or when I install a bodykit I can adjust it to a hight to where it will not scrub. It has a realy rough ride, but the handeling is great. Oh and my tire size is 205-45-17 if that helps.
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Old 04-10-2005, 02:20 PM   #5
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All these are great choices but I decided to go a less traveled road and try the Intrax springs (semi-progressive/linear up front/Progressive in the rear) made for the SVT (1.5" drop) with KYB AGX adjustables. Very happy with the compression/Rebound of the struts/shocks and the stance and ride of the springs.
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i just put the 2 inch sportlines on my zx5 with 17 inch rims no scraping or alingment kit. right after install had car alingened no problems i can drive with no hands on wheel. they are a little soft but i like that and are really hard in corners when needed. plus it looks great not much gap at all
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Old 04-10-2005, 11:51 PM   #7
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people that have posted... do you have any pictures... front side view of car's stance? Thanks



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focussed5: it was probably not a good idea to get your car aligned right after the install, because it takes a few days to a week of driving to make the car settle to its final height. Keep an eye on the tire wear because you may still need the camber kits.
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Check www.tirerack.com they will most likely have the svt rims you want. I know they carry the 15 spoke cosworth rims as well as the older 5 spoke svt's. For a drop, if you want to lower about 1.5 you could pick up an svt suspension for pretty cheap. Its a good kit to use if you don't want to sacrifice a good ride and still have good cornering.
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