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Old 06-20-2012, 10:24 AM   #41
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I think they used a slightly lower tire profile than what comes on factory 18's, leading to the slightly larger wheel gap.
I trust that Steeda knows how to maintain the correct wheel and tires size to maintain OEM dimensions to ensure accuracy of the speedometer and odometer.

It has a larger wheel gap because it's just a mild drop...
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #42
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Some may not find the amount of drop to their liking, that's understandable. Camber and toe settings really come into effect when you slam the car and stock dampers are really not engineered for such a drop so ride quality would likely suffer.
True and I know my thoughts and looking for lowering is more for the look factor than performance. All of my suspension work on vehicles I own is geared toward low/show. Granted I don't want this vehicle "slammed" since my wife daily's it but I have a mini trucker/import backround and wheel well gap = BAD :)

I agree Camber and toe are affected definitely when slamming but I am more worried about bad toe than negative camber (to an extent). I know guys running -3 and have no badly noticeable excessive wear in their tires over stock setups becuase the toe is within spec.

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Old 06-20-2012, 02:57 PM   #43
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195lb (F) and 240lb (R).

Some may not find the amount of drop to their liking, that's understandable. However with these springs we were not going for a 'slammed' look and wanted to focus (pun intended) on providing a drop that almost levels the car while improving handling. (if you 'level' a car, most of the time it will appear that the front is slightly higher) Camber and toe settings really come into effect when you slam the car and stock dampers are really not engineered for such a drop so ride quality would likely suffer.

Holy shit! I might WANT those! Kiss understeer goodbye.

And screw slammed. Slammed does not equal excellent handling.

My MS3 spring mod is a slammed as I want to get.

To put Steeda's rates in perspective, my 2010+ MS3 springs are 153 front and 170 rear. Quite a bit stiffer than stock, but handle and ride fantastic.
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What are the stock rates for the hatch sel?
114 front 143 rear.
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Eibach Pro-Kit are 131-171-285 front progressive and 143-217-274 rear progressive.

Steeda's rates make much more sense.

They apparently engineered some understeer at the limit...
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I'm going to be placing my order tomorrow hopefully, money is in the account
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Excellent, I'll be looking to upgrade once my car fund gets replenished.
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I trust that Steeda knows how to maintain the correct wheel and tires size to maintain OEM dimensions to ensure accuracy of the speedometer and odometer.

It has a larger wheel gap because it's just a mild drop...
Why do you say that like no aftermarket performance company has changed wheel/tire sizes outside of the stock wheel/tire range?

You very well could be right on sizing, as I just guessed looking at the pictures. Was hoping SteedaBrandon or someone would confirm or deny.

The pictures of their springs compared to people on the Pro-Kit do raise some questions about how low they actually go I suppose.

Spring rates sound pretty good though!
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Well since i am ordering I will take before and after measurements on all four corners from ground to fender lip before lowering, right after lowering and after spring settle. And pictures of this on a flat level surface as well
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You may get more accurate results if you measure from the lip to hub center. Tire temperatures and pressures are then out of the equation.
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