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Old 03-28-2006, 10:18 PM   #1
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Shopping for springs

OK, I've been looking for springs and I'm getting very frustrated.

My set up is a stock SVT suspension. 1.5 inch gap in the front, 2.5-2.75 inch gap in the back.(The backs uneven and I'm working on getting it fixed)

What I'm wanting is an even gap all around @ about 1 inch or less. Simple right? I've seen it on here before but no springs that I can find do that. Not Tiens, Eibachs, H&R. . . I'm guessing that either the advertised drop for the springs is different than what you'll actually get or I will have to get other components to make the drops even.

Question>>> Are there springs that can get me the drops I want with just the springs?



BTW, Why do some springs lower the front more than the back? That doesn't seem to make any sense.


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Old 03-28-2006, 10:28 PM   #2
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most of the weight of the car is up front with the engine. the front will always be a lil bit lower. Maybe you could put sportlines in the rear, and pro springs in the front. that might level it out more. that or just get coilovers or airbags. then you could adjust the height to wutever you wanted.
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You bought a great handling car and maintaining those characteristics should be your first objective...looks should be second. The "rake" you are referring to in built into almost every car. It's complicated, but its purpose is associated with weight transfer and how the car handles when its moving and loaded. When you artificially change that for looks you can easily impact the handing. Most spring manufacturers know this and thats why there is still rake (differences in height between the front and rear) built into their spring sets. Too many people are overly concerned with what their car looks like at rest and are far too willing to sacrifice what makes the car work well when moving to get it. My guess is most don't know what the tradeoffs are.
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That make sense. My whole purpose to get the springs is to reduce the amount of bounce when I shift (first to second really kicks the back end down) and so that I can take turns more comfortably a faster speeds. Looks would be nice too, but performance is the goal.
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i suggest the sportline kit. i had that on m zx3 and the drop was awesome, and handeling was great.
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