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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:19 am    Post subject:  Wanting to Lower Asap Reply with quote

I've deciced just to do it. Been wanting to forever, now's the time. For now, I will be running with stock struts, and eventually upgrade when mine need it. I want to know your opinions on two different lowing springs. The springs on WBS Performance that lower 1.5" front and 1" rear and I'm very sceptical, but the cheap one's on ebay that lower 1.7" front, 1.5" rear, I know about most all the other brands, but money is a concern also, but that does not mean I want a crappy set, hence why I'm asking about the ebay one's and not just getting them.

What else will I need when just replacing springs? Should I get pogo washers?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:21 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You SHOULD replace everything if your struts arnt new...and get new strut mounts and if you can get the anti pogo washers get them i havent put mine on but the guys over in oqcgp. have givin good reviews about them.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

- springs (your choice)
- struts (KYB AGX seem to be best for lowering)
- strut mounts
- anti pogo washers
- alignment

you may need other things, but wont know till its all apart or back together.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

http://www.naioa.com/v2/module.....p;p=388047

Those are all the parts I used (with part numbers and approximate prices).

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I know I should replace the struts because eventually I'll have to go back and do it but I'm ok with that. Time is not money as far as I'm concerned. Should I still use anti pogo washers tho? So as far as those springs, go with either?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I would use the pogo washers. They are cheap and aren't tough to install at all.

As far as the springs, I wouldn't use either. I don't know of any feedback regarding either set of springs. I'd rather spend another 50 or 100 bucks and get quality springs with a good reputation.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I Def want to lower the front more, as there is a gap the size of oprahs appetite. And I need it at the very least 1.5" lower. None of the other springs seem to fit that

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:53 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

dont expect to get that amout of drop, some see more, some see less.

Eibach Sportline I belive has a 2", but I could be wrong. Never looked into lowering my SS

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Never looked into lowering my SS


It was low enough with driver. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Most 3400's I see have a pretty darn big gap. It drives me insane. They only kit I've found by them was 1.5 front 1.7 rear, which is opposite of what I want. What is the right way to get the lowest front lowering possible without bagging it? Would cutting a lowering spring only like 1/8" really affect it that much?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You can't just cut a spring. They have have the proper orientation to seat correctly.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Ah thanks I did not know that

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I want pics when you finish!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Frank I want your car! Lol how did you get yours so low? I'd love to have that stance

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

He's got SSC springs and 19" wheels, so it makes the drop look awesome.

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