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Old 05-07-2014, 10:19 AM   #1
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Reasonable priced suspension kits?

Where can i find a reasonably priced suspension kit for a 2003 zx3? The one i was going to get from summit racing is no longer available. I dont want to spend $1000 for a kit. This is my daily driver and i want to lower it but replace all struts and shocks az well as springs. Whats out there?


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Old 05-07-2014, 10:33 AM   #2
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Well I went ahead and got YKB struts and shocks, and then M2 lowering springs. Lowers the car around 2 inches. Believe it was right around $305 if you need something on a budget. Got them from ebay. Br0cus has the same setup. He is who I got the idea of getting them from.

The ride is definitely a little rougher and you have to watch for potholes, if you didn't already. You will feel the bumps a little more in the city. Country road driving is still nice and smooth.
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Hitup http://tirerack.comfor the Eibach sportline system. It comes w/ sportline springs & dampers for $441. & gets you a 2'' drop. Its a great DD setup.
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I just ordered from Massive I think they still have a sale - not sure what's left in stock but they had a coupon and I got the SVT suspension (front struts, rear dampers, etc) and the Ford Racing lowering springs which claim 1.5" drop. Was $315 with the front strut assembly service ($25) and then like $200ish for shipping to Canada which is always a lot more expensive.
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I just ordered from Massive I think they still have a sale - not sure what's left in stock but they had a coupon and I got the SVT suspension (front struts, rear dampers, etc) and the Ford Racing lowering springs which claim 1.5" drop. Was $315 with the front strut assembly service ($25) and then like $200ish for shipping to Canada which is always a lot more expensive.
This is your best option, IMO. I have the same setup for 06-11 models and it's perfect.
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Put that same combination on my car about 3 months ago and love it but you will have difficulty finding the springs as they are no longer made and I'm pretty sure I bought one of the last sets from massive ;)
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yeah ive been finding it difficult to find springs. but ive found sets on ebay. not sure which ones are better though. i need them to withstand dirt roads and pot hole infested roads. what are some key features to look for and to stay away from?
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im having the same problem it seems its at least a grand to get a good suspension kit and most of what i am finding is the svt suspension and the dynamic kit. past that and the eibach pro kit (which doesnt seem to include struts) there really doesnt seem to be much. i personally would prefer handling over drop any day. the autox guys seem to favor koni yellows with i think its H&R springs, i have no idea on the sway bars.
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yeah ive been finding it difficult to find springs. but ive found sets on ebay. not sure which ones are better though. i need them to withstand dirt roads and pot hole infested roads. what are some key features to look for and to stay away from?
>>> If thats the case, I'd run your stock springs & replace the dampers, then.
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im having the same problem it seems its at least a grand to get a good suspension kit and most of what i am finding is the svt suspension and the dynamic kit. past that and the eibach pro kit (which doesnt seem to include struts) there really doesnt seem to be much. i personally would prefer handling over drop any day. the autox guys seem to favor koni yellows with i think its H&R springs, i have no idea on the sway bars.
The Koni yellows are a great damper. For sway bars= Eibach's 22mm/25mm.
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I'm currently running Eibach Sportlines on the stock dampers. I'll be changing it as soon as I can, and get either KYB or just go all out coilover. The combo I'm running now is pretty stiff in bumps, and feels a little bouncy when coming back off the bump (if that makes sense) but I can tell it's really tough on my dampers. I picked up the springs on eBay for $178 brand new in an opened box, and I'm sure I can pick up dampers pretty cheap. You shouldn't have to worry about potholes much with the sportlines because a 2" drop isn't as much as it seems. I have plenty of ground clearance, and a nice look with less fender gap.
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